1 Students of modern languages will converse in a language other than English to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. Students of classical languages will engage in simple oral exchanges and will develop reading skills with discussions of texts conducted in English.
3 Students of modern languages will write and speak in a language other than English to present information, concepts, and ideas on a variety of topics. Presentations in classical language classes will usually take the form of speaking or writing in English.
4 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the traditions, perspectives, practices, and products of the culture studied, including human commonalities as reflected in history, literature, and the visual and performing arts. In classical language study, discussion and writing will be in English.
4.1 Use appropriate words, phrases, expressions, and gestures in interactions such as greetings, farewells, school routines, and other daily activities.
4.6 Demonstrate knowledge of artistic expression in the target culture by identifying, learning, and performing songs, dances, or memorizing poems; by identifying and making examples of crafts or visual arts using traditional techniques such as brush painting, paper folding, or mosaics
4.7 Demonstrate knowledge of the target culture's geography by naming features such as rivers, mountains, cities, and climate on maps
5 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparison of the language studied with their own. In classical language study, discussion and writing will be in English.
5.1 Ask and answer questions regarding similar/different phonetic/writing systems used in the target language
5.2 Give examples of ways in which the target language differs from/ is similar to English
7 Students of modern and classical languages will use the target language to reinforce and expand their knowledge of other disciplines and to acquire new information and knowledge. In classical language study, discussion and presentations will be in English.
7.1 Obtain information and knowledge related to other disciplines from sources in the target language
8 Students will use languages other than English within and beyond the school setting. Students of classical languages will recognize elements of classical languages and ancient cultures in the world around them, and they will share insights derived from their study of classical languages with others within and beyond the classroom setting.
8.1 Apply knowledge of the target language and culture beyond the classroom setting