WORLD LANGUAGES What you will do. What you will learn. What you can expect. Delaware Department of Education 2012-2013.

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>WORLD LANGUAGES What you will do. What you will learn. What you can expect. Delaware Department of Education 2012-2013 Slide 2 Just HOW Important is Learning another language anyway? Video Video Slide 3 You May 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? What are my goals? Slide 4 Why am I in here? Slide 5 Jobs In 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 Slide 6 Jobs Language 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 Slide 7 Jobs World 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 Slide 8 Slide 9 Slide 10 Slide 11 Slide 12 Understanding Proficiency Scenario: A martial has landed in your neighborhood, and has recently heard of something called the Firefly Festival. Follow the directions that your group has been given to explain to the martial what Firefly is. One member of your group should record your responses on a sheet of paper. Remember, you are completing this activity in ENGLISH!!! Slide 13 So, will I be fluent after Spanish 3? Sorry, but NO! You wont even be fluent after 4 or 5 years of Spanish. Here are our goals: End of Spanish 1: Novice High End of Spanish 2: Intermediate Low/Med (maybe) End of Spanish 3: Intermediate Med/High (maybe) What does the word Novice mean to you? Slide 14 From students who have been there: I dont like Novice because its always been a symbol of not doing well, but in this class its different. To me, Novice Low means that I just learned how to say some basic words. Novice Mid means that I know simple and basic phrases. Novice High means that now I know a few sentences. Novice Low means that youre just learning the language, so you can say basic words. Novice Mid means youre beginning to comprehend the language and are able to make small sentences. Novice High means you can further comprehend the language and ask questions and put together complete sentences. Slide 15 What will I be able to do in this class? UNDERSTAND! SPEAK! READ! WRITE! Slide 16 Slide 17 Slide 18 Slide 19 So What can Intermediates do? Participate in simple, direct conversations Describe and narrate with some detail and elaboration Ask and answer questions Handle basic, uncomplicated communication needed in daily life (survival language) Create with language Use discrete sentences and strings of sentences with sentence connectors Slide 20 Slide 21 Slide 22 Slide 23 Slide 24 Slide 25 Slide 26 Slide 27 Slide 28 Slide 29 Celebrities Speak Other Languages Video Video Slide 30 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>

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