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

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Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
1.) Use formal and informal expressions to communicate in the target language.

•  Giving oral and written instructions in the target language
•  Expressing opinions and feelings in the target language
Example: I like soccer.

•  Describing personality traits and physical characteristics in the target language
Examples:

- personality traits--My sister is friendly., Christopher Columbus is famous.;

- physical characteristics--Ricky Martin is handsome., My dog is brown.

•  Utilizing idiomatic expressions of the target language
Examples:

llover a cántaros--to rain cats and dogs,

Coûter les yeux de la tête.--It costs an arm and a leg.,

Hunger haben--to be hungry

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2.) Interpret target language gestures, intonation, and visual clues.

Examples: hand signals, voice inflections, facial expressions

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3.) Identify the main idea of nonfiction texts, including target language newspaper and magazine advertisements.

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4.) Create presentations in the target language.

Examples: bulletin board displays, short plays, skits, video recordings

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 7
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5.) Explain cultural practices of a target culture.

Examples: celebrations, games, recreational activities

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6.) Identify trends found in various aspects of a target language culture.

Examples: fashion, music, dance, movies

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 7
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 6
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7.) Identify major historic, scientific, and artistic target culture contributions or events.

Examples:

- historic--Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Waterloo,

- scientific--Louis Pasteur and pasteurization,

- artistic--Ludwig von Beethoven and Symphony No. 5

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8.) Relate vocabulary of the target language to vocabulary of other subject areas.

Example: recognizing the prefix bi, meaning two, in the Spanish word bicicleta and in the English word bicycle

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
9.) Use spoken and written language to reflect knowledge of grammatical differences between English and the target language.

Examples: formal and informal address, gender

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
10.) Identify critical sound distinctions of the target language and of English that must be mastered to communicate meaning.

Examples:

papa--potato, papá--daddy;

- read--present tense, read--past tense

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
11.) Compare verbal and nonverbal behavior of the target culture to the culture of the United States.

Examples:

- verbal--terms of endearment such as mon petit chou and sweetie, and felicitations such as ¡Bravo! and Hurrah!;

- nonverbal--bowing and shaking hands

Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Modern Languages
All Resources: 13
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 12
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
12.) Create presentations about the target culture for various audiences.

Examples: classroom presentations, simple skits and songs for school and community presentations