Modern Languages Level VII Version: GPS 08-09
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Foreign Language
Strand: Connections, Comparisons, Communities
Students will expand knowledge of connections between the target language and
other subject areas including language arts, science, history, social science,
mathematics, physical education, health, arts, and career/technical education.
Share opinions about the role of major figures and events related to
social, political, and environmental issues.
Share opinions about readings, works, or people related to the arts.
Discuss how topics studied in other subject areas relate to those studied
in the target language class.
Research, discuss, and analyze how the perspectives of the target
culture(s) are reflected in their practices and products, such as social
issues, political systems, environmental issues, and the arts.
Students will examine and compare the similarities and differences that exist
within and among the cultures studied.
Analyze the influences of social, political, and environmental issues on
the relationships between the students‚€™ own culture(s) and the countries
where the target language is spoken.
Identify the influences of the arts on the relationships between the
students‚€™ own culture(s) and the countries where the target language is
Explain 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.
Examine regional differences in pronunciation, vocabulary, and
colloquialisms where the target language is spoken.
Compare linguistic elements of the target language and English, such as
the different structures used to express time, tense, and mood.
Students will apply 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.
Apply interpreting skills to oral and written target language.
Compare and contrast literary texts, such as folktales and proverbs in the
target language with the English equivalents.
Supplement their 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 culture(s) studied on topics related to contemporary, historical,
and literary events and issues utilizing cultural references where appropriate and
explain how they are interrelated.
Research, plan, and participate in cultural events.
Recognize target culture influences on the products and practices of the
Strand: Communication (Interpersonal)
Students will exchange oral and written information and ideas in the target language on topics related to social issues, political systems, the arts, and the environment.
Define and discuss social and political issues.
Express and defend social views and opinions.
Express and defend political views and opinions.
Express and propose solutions.
Interpret and express opinions.
Strand: Communication (Interpretive)
Students will comprehend level-appropriate spoken and written communication in the target language on topics related to social issues, political systems, the arts, and the environment presented through a variety of media, including authentic materials.
Recognize and discriminate among subtleties of meaning in a variety of level- appropriate texts, including idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.
Exhibit understanding of spoken and written texts related to the art
Understand connected discourse presented through print and electronic media in the target language.
Show understanding of extended conversations and speech, such as dialogues, monologues, and lectures.
Begin to demonstrate an awareness of tone, style and author perspective.
Demonstrate Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High proficiency in listening and reading comprehension.
Strand: Communication (Presentational)
Students will present level-appropriate information on topics related to social issues, political systems, the arts, and the environment in extended oral and written discourse.
Summarize and outline main ideas and supporting details from a variety of authentic language materials.
Create oral and written presentations in the past, present, and future tenses with increasing accuracy, using visual and technological support as appropriate.
Demonstrate Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High proficiency in oral and written presentations with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.
Students will present stories, poems, skits, short plays, and/or speeches in the target
Research, produce and present well-organized projects in the target
Prepare well-organized presentations appropriate to the audience and the
Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal presentational techniques with visual
and/or technological support.