Modern Languages Level V Version: GPS 08-09
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Foreign Language
Strand: Connections, Comparisons, Communities
Students will reinforce and broaden knowledge of connections between the target
language and other subject areas including language arts, science, history, social
science, mathematics, physical education, health, arts and/or career/ technical education.
Express opinions about the role of major
and events from the cultures studied.
Discuss how topics studied in other subject areas relate to those studied in
the target language class.
Research and discuss how the viewpoints of people in countries where the
target language is spoken are reflected in their practices and products, such
as political systems, art, architecture, music, and literature.
Students will examine the similarities and differences that exist within and among the cultures studied.
Discuss the influences of events and issues on the relationships between
countries where the target language is spoken and the students‚€™ own culture.
Discuss local, regional, and national differences in the countries where the
target language is spoken.
Students will expand knowledge of the English language through the study and analysis of linguistic elements of the target language.
Compare target language pronunciation, vocabulary, and colloquial usage in
various countries and regions with English language usage.
Compare linguistic elements of the target language and English, such as the
different structures used to express time, tense, and mood.
Students will use language skills and expand cultural understanding by accessing information beyond the classroom setting for recreational, educational, and occupational purposes.
Organize and present information acquired through the use of media,
entertainment, and technology, in the target language.
Apply interpreting skills to oral and written target language.
Augment cultural knowledge and linguistic skills through contact with
individuals and organizations accessible through the community or the
Internet, to reinforce cultural understanding.
Strand: Cultural Perspectives,Practices and Products
Students will understand, describe, and discuss perspectives, practices, and
products of the cultures studied and how they are interrelated.
Research, plan, and participate in cultural events.
Differentiate between cultural patterns of behavior.
Research and report on contemporary or historical events and issues.
Recognize target culture influences on the products and practices of the
Strand: Communication (Interpersonal)
MLV.IP1 The students exchange oral and written information and ideas in the target language on topics related to contemporary, historical and literary events and issues utilizing cultural references where appropriate.
Express physical and social needs.
Relate personal information.
Elicit and express opinions, preferences and other topical information.
Exchange personal reactions to spoken and written information related to the
Students will communicate original thoughts and react to conversational input using sentences and strings of sentences.
Participate in extended oral and written activities reflecting the present tense,
with some usage of past and future tenses.
Exchange ideas using level-appropriate material.
Use paraphrasing, circumlocution, body language, and other creative means
to convey and comprehend messages.
Demonstrate Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency in oral and
written exchanges with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.
Strand: Communication (Interpretive)
Students will comprehend level appropriate spoken and written language on topics
related to contemporary, historical and literary events and issues utilizing cultural
references, where appropriate, presented through a variety of media in the target
language, including authentic materials.
Understand subtleties of meaning in a variety of level-appropriate works,
including idiomatic expressions and figurative language.
Demonstrate comprehension of current and historical events.
Demonstrate comprehension of level-appropriate literature.
Understand connected discourse presented through print and electronic
media in the target language.
Demonstrate comprehension of short routine telephone conversations and
some deliberate speech, such as routine announcements and simple reports
via the media.
Demonstrate Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High proficiency in listening,
viewing and reading comprehension.
Strand: Communication (Presentational)
Students will present previously learned as well as newly acquired information on
topics related to contemporary, historical and literary events and issues utilizing
cultural references where appropriate using sentences and strings of sentences.
Summarize and communicate main ideas and supporting details from a variety of authentic language materials.
Produce brief oral presentations (minimal errors in present tense, some errors with past and future tenses), using visual and technological support as appropriate.
Write short, organized compositions (minimal errors in present tense, some errors with past and future tenses), using visual and technological support as appropriate.
Give prepared presentations (near full control of present tense, partial control of past and future tenses), using visual and technological support as appropriate.
Demonstrate Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency in oral and written presentations with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.
Students will present student-created as well as culturally authentic stories,
poems, skits, and/or short plays in the target language.
Produce well-organized presentations suitable for the audience and the
Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal presentational techniques, including
visual and/or technological support.