Illinois Learning Standards

Stage F - Foreign Language



Descriptors



28A —

 Students who meet this standard can understand oral communication in the target language.
  1. Demonstrate understanding of short, simple narratives, conversations or aural presentations with assistance from resources (e.g., concrete objects, graphic organizers) within developmentally appropriate, highly predictable, and familiar contexts.
  2. Follow multi-step instructions using common classroom vocabulary.

28B —

Students who meet this standard can interact in the target language in various settings.
  1. Formulate questions spontaneously in a greater variety of contexts.
  2. Recombine familiar elements of acquired language to produce original responses to questions in the target language.
  3. Repeat target language expressions using pronunciation comprehensible to a native speaker accustomed to interacting with second language learners.
  4. Dramatize non-verbal cues, including gestures, common to the culture while interacting in the target language.

28C —

Students who meet this standard can understand written passages in the target language.
  1. Demonstrate comprehension of the main message of a variety of written materials with the help of available resources (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, software, Internet, e-mail).
  2. Identify word use, phrasing, and sentence structure (e.g., idioms, false cognates, word order) of the target language.

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 a developmentally appropriate paper (e.g., report, composition, letter, journal) about a familiar topic using specific guidelines.
  2. Use preparation and presentation aids (e.g., dictionaries, notes, visuals) to facilitate oral or written presentations.
  3. Create a short, simple original story or poem based upon a model (e.g., fable, fairy tale, haiku, graphic poem, anagram).

29A —

Students who meet this standard can understand manners and customs of various target language societies.
  1. Develop an awareness of accepted roles and activities of families and family members in societies associated with the target language.
  2. Identify traditions and customs associated with times of the year and national events.

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 the theme of a selected work of art using terms from the target language.
  2. Apply essential target language vocabulary to refer to tools of one or more art forms.

29C —

Students who meet this standard can understand literature and various media of target language societies.
  1. Demonstrate comprehension of simple materials in the target language with assistance from resources (e.g., chart, diagram, PowerPoint, graph).
  2. Identify the plot and form of a simple literary work using the target language.
  3. Create simple print or non-print media messages (e.g., T.V. commercial, magazine ads, posters) in the target language modeled on media examples.

29D —

Students who meet this standard can understand history of areas where the target language is spoken.
  1. Use acquired language to identify some historical events, concepts, and trends.

29E —

Students who meet this standard can understand geography of various target language societies.
  1. Use graphs or other geographical representations to identify geographic and demographic features of the country (e.g., population distribution, average annual income, imports and exports).
  2. Identify major ethnic groups in the country(ies) 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. Identify a system of trade and exchange (e.g., bargaining and bartering) in an area where the target language is spoken and a system used in the local community.
  2. Use the target language to gather and organize data (e.g., list, graph, diagram) to solve math problems in a simple format.
  3. Identify some physical and geological features, vegetation, or animal life indigenous to an area where the target language is spoken.
  4. Identify typical diet, nutrition, and physical fitness concerns of peers in an area where the target language is spoken.

30B —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a variety of career options.
  1. Demonstrate awareness of occupations unique to areas where the target language is spoken.
  2. Describe the activities of a specific career in which the target language can be used.

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