Foreign Language Standards

Foreign Language Standards

All of my teaching coincides with the NYSED Standards for Languages Other Than English and Foreign Language Council's Standards (ACTFL).


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- Communication: Communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes. 

- Cultures: Interact with cultural competence and understanding.

- Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations. 

- Comparisons: Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence. 

- Communities: Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. 
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Standard 1: Communication Skills, Checkpoint A
- Listening and speaking are primary communicative goals in modern language learning. These skills are used for the purposes of socializing, providing and acquiring information, expressing personal feelings and opinions, and getting others to adopt a course of action. 
- Reading and writing are used in languages other than English for the purposes of socializing, providing and acquiring information, expressing personal feelings and opinions, and getting others to adopt a course of action. 

Standard 2: Cultural Understanding, Checkpoint A
- Effective communication involves meanings that go beyond words and require an understanding of perceptions, gestures, folklore, and family and community dynamics. All of these elements can affect whether and how well a message is received. 
















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ACTFL Logo. My College Options. http://www.mycollegeoptions.org/survey/ACTFL