WORLD LANGUAGES What you will do. What you will learn. What you can expect.

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WORLD LANGUAGES What you will do. What you will learn. What you can expect. Delaware Department of Education 2012-2013. Just HOW Important is Learning another language anyway?. Video. You Probably Have Some Questions . Why am I in here? What will I be able to do? How will I be assessed? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>WORLD LANGUAGES</p><p>What you will do. What you will learn. What you can expect.</p><p>Delaware Department of Education2012-2013</p></li><li><p>Just HOW Important is Learning another language anyway? Video </p></li><li><p>You Probably Have Some Questions Why am I in here?What will I be able to do?How will I be assessed?How will I be graded?How is this class different?Whats next?</p></li><li><p>Why am I in here?</p></li><li><p>JobsIn todays educational landscape, it is imperative for Delaware students to have the skills necessary to compete in a global economy. Learning a second language will offer our children an advantage in this increasingly competitive world. --Jack Markell Governor of the State of Delaware</p></li><li><p>JobsLanguage learning is about real-world communication; its about jobs. What businesses really need from people they hire is not only advanced language skills but an ability to communicate culturallybeing appreciative of cultural differences. --Dr. Gregory Fulkerson Education Associate World Languages and International Education Delaware Department of Education</p></li><li><p>JobsWorld languages are fundamental resources. If you speak well, read well, write well, the more opportunities you have in your life economically.--Dr. Tara Fortune Center for Advanced Language Acquisition University of Minnesota </p></li><li><p>World Languages: Future for Americas Economic Competitiveness</p></li><li><p>What will I be able to do in this class?UNDERSTAND!SPEAK! READ! WRITE!</p></li><li><p>Celebrities Speak Other LanguagesVideo</p></li><li><p>How much will your language proficiency grow?In order for you to see just how much your language abilities will grow, your teacher will provide you with a glimpse of what you will be able to do by May by giving you a pre-test. Answer the questions that you can, but dont worryyoure not supposed to know how to do everything right now! Thats why youre in the course. You will be able to demonstrate how much your language abilities have grown by taking a post-test.</p></li><li><p>Additional InformationWorld Languages and International EducationDelaware Department of Education401 Federal St., Suite 2Dover, DE 19901302.735.4180</p><p>*May omit this slide or only use a portion that speaks to the interests of your students. *What does language growth look like? What do these levels look like? Group student activities are designed to do in English to understand proficiency levels. Need directions on how to use this with studentswords, phrases (2-3 words), sentences, paragraphs.Proficiency Group Activity PlanThe student instructions for this Proficiency_Group_Activity follow. Print it and put each onto a card for the groups. Break students into four groups and give each group a card with an explanation of what they are supposed to do. There are four different tasks for groups to do, each corresponding with a proficiency sub-level (Novice Low, Novice Mid, Novice High, &amp; Intermediate Low). If you have a large class, you may want to create two groups for each task. Students should follow the instructions on the card and write onto a large piece of paper. Each group presents to class. After the groups present, the teacher can explain that in very basic terms the proficiency levels correspond to the text types they heard from each group. After the explanation, ask the students to write their own descriptions of what proficiency means in their own words. An example of student responses is in the file Proficiency_in_our_words_Example in the dropbox in Proficiency Materials. </p><p>Directions for students:Group 1:Discuss in your group and write the words (only words) you would use to talk about the circus.Group 2:Discuss in your group and write words with a descriptive adjective that you would use to talk about the circus.Group 3:Discuss in your group and write some short sentences that you would use to talk about the circus.Group 4:Discuss in your group and write a paragraph to describe the circus. </p><p>*</p></li></ul>