Illinois Learning Standards

Stage B - Foreign Language



Descriptors



28A —

 Students who meet this standard can understand oral communication in the target language.
  1. Identify differences between formal and informal forms of address.
  2. Hear differences between singular and plural.
  3. Hear simple language-appropriate differences of gender and case.
  4. React to an increased number of simple commands.

28B —

Students who meet this standard can interact in the target language in various settings.
  1. Ask greater variety of basic memorized questions.
  2. Respond to a number of questions and prompts that use familiar language.
  3. Use routine courtesy expressions appropriately (e.g., Mr., Mrs., Miss, please, thank you).
  4. Use formal and informal words of address.
  5. Imitate sounds, words, and phrases with age- and stage-appropriate pronunciation, intonation, and inflection.

28C —

Students who meet this standard can understand written passages in the target language.
  1. Relate the written form to the spoken form of familiar language (e.g., simple greetings, basic vocabulary, numbers, dates, time).
  2. Demonstrate understanding of cognates.

28D  —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to present information, concepts and ideas for a variety of purposes to different audiences.
  1. Copy simple sentences in the target language.
  2. Complete a simple fill-in-the-blank activity in the target language (e.g., form requesting name, address, age, telephone number, e-mail).
  3. Use simple phrases to describe people and objects from school and home (e.g., the baby is little, the young man, the book is large, the white house).

29A —

Students who meet this standard can understand manners and customs of various target language societies.
  1. Express common forms of courtesy, greetings, and leave-takings appropriate to the time of day (e.g., good morning, good afternoon) and season (e.g., Happy New Year, happy holiday).
  2. State appropriate forms of courtesy in relation to another person (e.g., adult, peer, parent).

29B —

Students who meet this standard can understand music, dance, folk art, visual art, drama, and architecture related to the target language societies.
  1. Imitate an art form related to a target language society.
  2. Dramatize a simple story.
  3. Demonstrate a dance or sing a song representative of the target language culture.

29C —

Students who meet this standard can understand literature and various media of target language societies.
  1. Select the main character, settings, and events from samples of culturally authentic children's literature with an audio/visual cue.
  2. Associate types of primary media with corresponding examples.

29D —

Students who meet this standard can understand history of areas where the target language is spoken.
  1. Name or label some pictures of important people and events from areas where the target language is spoken.
  2. List some special celebrations.

29E —

Students who meet this standard can understand geography of various target language societies.
  1. List some areas where the target language is spoken.
  2. Label basic geographical features on a map of a country where the target language is spoken.

30A —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines.
  1. Associate selected currencies with countries of origin.
  2. Use the target language to solve simple math exercises. Describe weather and nature in simple science terms in the target language. Respond verbally to questions and directions given in the target language while participating in a physical activity.

30B —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a variety of career options.
  1. Name some common professions and occupations in the community.
  2. Identify some professions in which the target language may be used.

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