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World Language Standards - 5 Cs


Communicate in Languages Other Than English 
Standard 1.1:  Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. Standard 1.2:  Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Standard 1.3:  Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.


Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Standard 2.1:  Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied. Standard 2.2:  Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.


Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Standard 3.1: Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the World Language.
Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language    
                         and its cultures.


Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.


Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home & Around the World
Standard 5.1: Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
Standard 5.2: Students show evidence of becoming lifelong learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

 5 Cs of World Language Instruction Overlap the 7 Cs of 21st Century Learning

Communication – Learn to:

•      Use language to communicate in “real life” situations
•      Interpret oral and written messages
•      Demonstrate cultural understanding
•      Present oral and written information to various audiences for a variety of purposes.

Culture – Learn to:

•      Understand and appreciate the relationship among languages and cultures
•      Understand and respect other people's points of view, ways of life, and contributions to the world.

Connections – Learn to:

•      Access information from worlds of knowledge to which a monolingual speaker may only partially enter, if at all.
•      Connect with other subject areas, which share many common themes, topics, and content.

Comparisons - Learn to:

•      Compare, contrast, and comprehend the nature of language and culture
•      Discover patterns, make predictions, and analyze similarities and differences
•      Strengthen one's knowledge of one's own language and culture.

Communities - Learn to:

•      Interrelate appropriately in multilingual and multicultural communities at home and around the world.
•      Live, work, and prosper in a global society.

7 Cs of 21st Century Learning Expectations

Collection of Information – Learn to:

•      Access, organize, and use information
•      Evaluate and cite sources
•      Align solutions with tasks

Collaboration – Learn to:

•      Initiate independently
•      Share responsibilities
•      Assist others
•      Take a variety of roles
•      Contribute ideas
•      Apply strategies
•      Keep an open mind
•      Tolerate different viewpoints

Communication – Learn to:

•      Listen actively
•      Express ideas
•      Use multiple, appropriate forms of media and a variety of techniques.

Creativity – Learn to:

•      Generate ideas, be original, and maximize creative efforts.
•      Know your personal creative process
•      Profit from your mistakes

Critical thinking – Learn to:

•      Ask clarifying questions and analyze complex systems
•      Evaluate evidence and justify arguments
•      Reflect on learning and transfer problem-solving skills

Character – Learn to:

•      Show consideration, respect, and concern for others
•      Embrace diversity and maintain positive values

College /Career – Language study casts very favorable light on college admissions.