Courses of Study: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages)

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages), Grade K - 2, Modern Languages, 2006

1.) Use descriptive words in the target language to express opinions about a variety of materials, including stories, foods, or videos.

Examples: fantastic, good, terrible

2.) Respond appropriately to simple classroom directions given in the target language.

Examples: repeating a statement or phrase, opening or closing a book, standing up

3.) Use learned target language vocabulary to express simple commands.

Examples: directing others to open the door or sit down, playing the game "Simon Says"

4.) Identify rhythm or speech patterns in culturally authentic materials.

Examples: poetry, music, dance

5.) Recite a variety of high-frequency learned words, phrases, and sentences in the target language, imitating correct and appropriate intonation and pronunciation.


- words--days of the week, numbers, colors;

- phrases--Good morning!;

- sentences--My name is John.

6.) Describe cultural behaviors in a variety of social situations.

Examples: greetings, gestures

7.) Identify various elements of a target culture.

Examples: music, history, food, clothing, landmarks

8.) Relate concepts learned in other disciplines to concepts learned in the target language.

Examples: weather and calendar topics in science, continents in geography, differences in numerical punctuation in mathematics, differences in capitalization rules in English language arts

9.) Identify similarities or differences between a target culture and their own.

Examples: flags, music, gestures

10.) Recite learned nursery rhymes from a target culture for a school or community audience.