Illinois Learning Standards

Stage C - Foreign Language



Descriptors



28A —

 Students who meet this standard can understand oral communication in the target language.
  1. Distinguish between questions and statements.
  2. Recognize the sound differences in words that indicate number, gender, person, and case.
  3. Distinguish commands directed to self, others, and a group.

28B —

Students who meet this standard can interact in the target language in various settings.
  1. Ask and respond to a variety of questions using learned material.
  2. Respond to an increased number of questions in the form appropriate to one's relationship with another person (e.g., adult, peer, parent).
  3. Use common forms of courtesy, greetings, and leave-takings appropriate to the time of day.
  4. Pronounce 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. Read aloud the written form of familiar language (e.g., simple greetings, basic vocabulary, numbers, dates, time).
  2. Recognize repeating patterns in the target language.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of simple stories, poems, or songs.
  4. Use cognates to decode meaning of a passage.

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. Write simple sentences using memorized material.
  2. Describe people, activities, or objects from school or home.

29A —

Students who meet this standard can understand manners and customs of various target language societies.
  1. Use common forms of courtesy, greetings, and leave-takings appropriate to the time of day.
  2. Use common forms of courtesy appropriate to one's relationship with 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. Identify selected art forms using target language vocabulary.
  2. Retell a simple story representative of the areas where the target language is spoken.
  3. Create a simple art form from a target language society.

29C —

Students who meet this standard can understand literature and various media of target language societies.
  1. Name the main characters, settings, and events from selected samples of culturally authentic children's literature using audio/visual cues.
  2. Apply target language vocabulary to identify primary media sources.
  3. Determine the type of literature (e.g., poetry, story, play, legend, comics) of the target language example.

29D —

Students who meet this standard can understand history of areas where the target language is spoken.
  1. Demonstrate awareness of a special celebration, historical event, or important person in the target cultures in an age- and developmentally-appropriate manner.

29E —

Students who meet this standard can understand geography of various target language societies.
  1. Use simple sentences to identify basic geographical features on a map.

30A —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines.
  1. Compare the value of the currency of the U.S. with the currency of a country where the target language is spoken.
  2. Solve simple math exercises (e.g., a dictated math problem, computation with number words instead of numerals).
  3. Report simple weather and nature phenomena.
  4. Give target language commands 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. Give examples of common professions and occupations.
  2. Give examples of a variety of professions in which the target language may be used.

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