Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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
- Discuss the teaching/learning process in world language education (PA-SUCOE-CF 5; ACTFL/NCATE 1.a; 3.a).
- Recognize the main components and teaching principles of seminal language teaching approaches (PA-SUCOE-CF 2.5; ACTFL/NCATE 3.a).
- 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).
- 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).
- Develop and implement effective assessment instruments/protocols (including Dynamic Assessment) to evaluate the three communicative modes (PA-SUCOE-CF 4; ACTFL 5).
- Create and/or modify instructional materials to suit the needs of specific learning populations (PA-SUCOE-CF 1; ACTFL/NCATE 3.b)
- Report assessment results to the class (PA-SUCOE-CF 2.7; ACTFL/NCATE 5.c).
- 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).
- Use technology as a tool to enhance the students’ learning experience (PA-SUCOE-CF 3; ACTFL/NCATE 1 and 3).