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Standards

World Language Standards - 5 Cs

Communication

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.

Cultures

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.

Connections

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.

Comparisons

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.

Communities

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.