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World Languages Standard Advanced-Low - All Strands

7.1 World Languages All students will be able to use a world language in addition to English to engage in meaningful conversation, to understand and interpret spoken and written language, and to present information, concepts, and ideas, while also gaining an understanding of the perspectives of other cultures. Through language study, they will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities.
Interpretive Mode

Proficiency Level

Content Statement

CPI #

Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)

Advanced-Low

Linguistic:
The Advanced-Low language learner understands and communicates at the paragraph level and can use paragraph-level discourse independently to:

  • Analyze written and oral text.
  • Synthesize written and oral text.
  • Identify most supporting details in written and oral text.
  • Infer meaning of unfamiliar words in new contexts.
  • Infer and interpret author's intent.
  • Identify some cultural perspectives.
  • Identify the organizing principle in written and oral text.

Cultural:

  • Collecting, sharing, and analyzing data related to global issues, problems, and challenges lead to an understanding of the role cultural perspectives play in how these issues are perceived and how they are addressed. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)
  • Being able to view one's own culture through the lens of others assists in understanding global issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: freedom of speech and other civil, international, and human rights, as they relate to a variety of issues.)

 

  • Observing and/or participating in the four art forms, across and within cultures, lead to an understanding of the shared human experience. (Topics/activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: aesthetics and the creation and performance of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.)
  • Citizens who can communicate in more than one language have unprecedented career opportunities, marketability, and earning potential. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

 

  • Modifying a Personalized Student Learning Plan requires an understanding of one's own skill set and preferences, knowing one's proficiency level in a second language, and developing transfer skills to prepare for careers. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)
  • Examination of the roles of race, ethnicity, gender, and religion through world history and across cultures assists in understanding the current sociopolitical landscape. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, social sciences, and world literatures.)

7.1.AL.A.1

Analyze and critique the validity of culturally authentic materials using electronic information sources related to targeted themes.

7.1.AL.A.2

Demonstrate comprehension of spoken and written language and nuances of culture, as expressed by speakers of the target language, in informal and some formal settings.

7.1.AL.A.3

Analyze the use of verbal and non-verbal etiquette in the target culture(s) and in one's own culture to develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives are reflected in cultural products and cultural practices.

7.1.AL.A.4

Evaluate, from multiple cultural perspectives, the historical, political, and present-day contexts that connect or have connected famous people, places, and events from the target culture(s) with the United States.

7.1.AL.A.5

Evaluate information from oral and written discourse dealing with a variety of topics.

7.1.AL.A.6

Analyze and critique readings on less familiar topics using a variety of culturally authentic texts and genres.

7.1.AL.A.7

Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in academic and formal contexts.

7.1.AL.A.8

Analyze elements of the target language that do not have a comparable linguistic element in English.

Interpersonal Mode

Proficiency Level

Content Statement

CPI #

Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)

Advanced-Low

Linguistic:
The Advanced-Low language learner understands and communicates at the paragraph level and can use paragraph-level discourse independently to:

  • Infer meaning of unfamiliar words in new contexts.
  • Identify some cultural perspectives.
  • Narrate and describe across a wide-range of topics.
  • Compare and contrast.
  • Offer and support opinions.
  • Persuade someone to change a point of view.
  • Make and change plans.
  • Offer advice.
  • Handle a situation with a complication.


Cultural:
The Advanced-Low Cultural Content Statements remain the same for all the strands.

7.1.AL.B.1

Use digital tools to participate in extended conversations on topics of a personal, academic, or social nature using a variety of timeframes to exchange information.

7.1.AL.B.2

Give, respond to, and ask for clarification on detailed and complex oral and written directions, commands, and indirect requests.

7.1.AL.B.3

Interact in a variety of familiar and a few unfamiliar situations using culturally appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication strategies.

7.1.AL.B.4

Ask and respond to questions as part of a group discussion on topics of a personal, academic, or social nature in informal and some formal settings.

7.1.AL.B.5

Engage in oral and/or written discourse in a variety of timeframes on topics of personal or social interest, topics studied in other content areas, and some unfamiliar topics.

7.1.AL.B.6

Use language in a variety of settings to further personal, academic, and career goals.

Presentational Mode

Proficiency Level

Content Statement

CPI #

Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)

Advanced-Low

Linguistic:
The Advanced-Low language learner understands and communicates at the paragraph level and can use paragraph-level discourse independently to:

  • Synthesize written and oral text.
  • Identify some cultural perspectives.
  • Narrate and describe across a wide-range of topics.
  • Compare and contrast.
  • Offer and support opinions.
  • Persuade someone to change a point of view.
  • Offer advice.


Cultural:
The Advanced-Low Cultural Content Statements remain the same for all the strands.

7.1.AL.C.1

Create a research-based multimedia-rich presentation to be shared virtually with a target language audience.

7.1.AL.C.2

Create a research-based analysis of a current global problem/issue showing cultural perspectives associated with the target culture(s) and another world culture.

7.1.AL.C.3

Use language creatively in writing for personal, career, or academic purposes.

7.1.AL.C.4

Compare and contrast the structural elements and/or cultural perspectives found in culturally authentic materials with those found in selections in English.

7.1.AL.C.5

Analyze how cultural perspectives about a specific cultural product or cultural practice associated with the target culture(s) change over time, and compare with changing perspectives in one's own culture.

7.1.AL.C.6

Create an electronic portfolio in the target language with artifacts documenting language proficiency, cross-cultural awareness and experiences, and other qualifications that support the goals of the Personalized Student Learning Plan.