Highlights

German Certification

It is now possible to get certified in German provided that another language major is also chosen. Students interested will have to pass the Praxis in German and take all the pertinent courses in Education.

Special Topics Courses

View Courses

spacer image

Contact

Dr. José Ricardo, Chair
717-477-1120
jgrica@ship.edu 

spacer image

Donations

If you wish to donate to the Modern Languages Department, please click the link below.

Foundation Logo

 
spacer image

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) 

  1. Communicate thoughts, ideas, and opinions orally in the target language at the Novice-High level minimum (students in foreign language as a graduation requirement), Intermediate-Low level minimum (students in the minor), and Advanced-Low level minimum (students in the major or in the teacher certification program) as described by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.
  2. Communicate thoughts, ideas, and opinions in writing in the target language at the Novice-Low level minimum (students taking a foreign language as a requirement), Intermediate-Low level minimum (students in the minor), and Advanced-Low level minimum (students in the major or in the teacher certification program) as described by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  3. Recognize distinctive products and practices of the target culture and establish relationships between these and the perspectives (attitudes, values and beliefs) of the target culture.
  4. Identify, synthesize, analyze and present bibliographical information in the form of an original research paper in the target language.

Students Learning Outcomes Pertaining to Foreign Language Education 

  1. Discuss the teaching/learning process in world language education (PA-SUCOE-CF 5; ACTFL/NCATE 1.a; 3.a).
  2. Recognize the main components and teaching principles of seminal language teaching approaches (PA-SUCOE-CF 2.5; ACTFL/NCATE 3.a).
  3. Use the National Standards for world language learning, the ACTFL K-12 Standards and the state standards as a framework for foreign language teaching planning and the assessment of learning (PA-SUCOE-CF 2.3; ACTFL/NCATE 4).
  4. Design and implement standards-based and communicative-oriented lessons that include the three communicative modes: Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational (PA-SUCOE-CF 2.3; ACTFL/NCATE 4).
  5. Develop and implement effective assessment instruments/protocols (including Dynamic Assessment) to evaluate the three communicative modes (PA-SUCOE-CF 4; ACTFL 5).
  6. Create and/or modify instructional materials to suit the needs of specific learning populations (PA-SUCOE-CF 1; ACTFL/NCATE 3.b)
  7. Report assessment results to the class (PA-SUCOE-CF 2.7; ACTFL/NCATE 5.c).
  8. Create and/or modify instructional material to connect other areas of the school curriculum with second language learning (PA-SUCOE-CF 1; ACTFL/NCATE 2.c).
  9. Use technology as a tool to enhance the students’ learning experience (PA-SUCOE-CF 3; ACTFL/NCATE 1 and 3).