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Chinese

  1. Students will demonstrate an ability to speak Mandarin Chinese at the ACTFL beginning-mid level, make utterances at sentence level in interaction on learned topics, and speak by looking at pinyin writing.
  2. Students will comprehend main ideas in basic conversations delivered at a slow speech rate and be able to transcribe what is heard in pinyin writing.
  3. Students will be able to recognize 150 words and comprehend the main ideas of a text in Chinese characters on familiar topics.
  4. Students will master 100-120 words in writing, demonstrate an ability to write a 120-character passage on familiar topics by typing, and be familiar with 20 plus radicals.
  1. Students will demonstrate an ability to Speak Mandarin Chinese at the ACTFL beginning-high level and make utterances at short paragraph level in interaction on learned topics.
  2. Students will comprehend main ideas in basic conversations delivered at a modified speech rate.
  3. Students will be able to recognize 250 words and comprehend the main ideas of a text in Chinese characters on familiar topics.
  4. Students will master 150-200 words in writing and demonstrate an ability to write a 200-character passage on familiar topics by typing.
  1. Students will be able to initiate, sustain, and close conversations on general topics.
  2. Students will be able to read approximately 300 terms contextualized in narratives, dialogues, essays, etc. and write 90 terms in sentence-level constructions.
  1. Students will be able to initiate, sustain, and close conversations on general topics.
  2. Students will be able to read approximately 320 terms contextualized in narratives, dialogues, essays, etc. and write 150 terms in sentence-level constructions.
  1. Students will be able to converse on broad topics and social issues with sufficient vocabulary in a coherent and organized way at ACTFL intermediate-high level or better.
  2. Students will comprehend main points in interpersonal, discourse/paragraph level communication, both informal and formal, and reach ACTFL intermediate high level.
  3. Students will be able to read a variety of written genres and other formal and informal forms of writing at the ACTFL intermediate-mid level.
  4. Students will be able to compose a variety of notes, correspondence and short essays (450-500 words) at the ACTFL intermediate-mid level.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate and act in linguistically, socially, and culturally appropriate ways in Mandarin Chinese.
  1. Students will be able to converse on broad topics and social issues with sufficient shumianyu in a coherent and organized way at the ACTFL advanced-low level or better.
  2. Students will comprehend main points in both informal and formal, interpersonal communication and understand main points of news broadcasts on familiar topics.
  3. Students will be able to read a variety of written genres, including journalistic prose and other formal and informal writing styles at the ACTFL intermediate-high level.
  4. Students will be able to compose a variety of notes, correspondence and short essays (500-600 words) with coherence and clear organization at the ACTFL intermediate-mid level.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate and act in linguistically, socially, and culturally appropriate ways in Mandarin Chinese.
  1. Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental values and features of Chinese culture and society and differences and commonalities with their native culture, understand how the role of ideology, tradition, ethnicity, and gender play in Chinese perception of their culture relative to others, and be able to apply this knowledge.
  1. Students will be able to explain and describe the cultural and historic milieu of various masterpieces of Chinese literature.
  2. Students will be able to express ideas about literature in speech and writing. assignments.
  3. Students will refine their capacities as thoughtful and perceptive readers.
  1. Students will understand best practices for effective instruction.
  2. Students will understand that the process of second language acquisition includes the interrelated skills of observing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  3. Students will plan learning activities that will enable them to teach the significance of cultural differences and similarities.
  4. Students will understand the prominent teaching methodologies used in the profession.
  5. Students will be familiar with major issues in the profession as well as professional organizations.

French

  1. Students will display a developing knowledge of basic French grammar.
  2. Students will begin to understand instructions relating to course assignments and classroom activities, and begin to respond to questions directed to them.
  3. Students will begin to develop reading comprehension and pronunciation skills needed to continue their study of French.
  4. Students will develop the ability to compose short expressions using the grammar and vocabulary they are learning.
  5. Students will acquire basic knowledge of French and francophone culture.
  1. Students will display a continuing knowledge of basic French grammar.
  2. Students will develop increased understanding of instructions relating to course assignments, classroom activities and respond to questions directed to them.
  3. Students will improve reading comprehension and pronunciation skills needed to continue their study of French.
  4. Students will show an ability to compose short expressions using the grammar and vocabulary they are learning.
  1. Students will understand the intermediate elements of French grammar.
  2. Students will acquire the ability to use French within culturally appropriate contexts.
  3. Students will obtain a working knowledge of the various francophone cultures in the world.
  1. Students will develop a broad familiarity with major themes and authors in the francophone literary tradition.
  2. Students will be able to discuss French literature with appropriate literary vocabulary and to write cohesive summaries and reflective responses to literature.
  3. Students will improve their reading comprehension.
  1. Students will understand key grammatical aspects of French and how they can be used in communicative contexts .
  2. Students will develop writing skills approaching the written expression of educated native French speakers.
  3. Students will broaden their vocabulary and increase their written competency in a variety of expressive styles, such as descriptive, persuasive, and narrative writing.
  1. Students will understand best practices for effective instruction.
  2. Students will understand that the process of second language acquisition includes the interrelated skills of observing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  3. Students will plan learning activities that will enable them to teach the significance of cultural differences and similarities.
  4. Students will understand the prominent teaching methodologies used in the profession.
  1. Students will develop an advanced ability to understand and analyze French culture.
  2. Students will develop familiarity with essential moments and figures in the history of France.
  3. Students will demonstrate written and oral analytical skills.
  1. Students will develop a knowledge and appreciation for each century and the various literary movements of French literature.
  2. Students will develop competency in writing an intellectual paper on French literature or authors.
  3. Students will advance their ability to speak French in front of others.

German

  1. Students will reach the Novice Low/Mid level of language proficiency in all language skills.
  2. Students will gain familiarity with cultural topics such as European geography, holidays, and the German school system.
  1. Students will reach the Novice High level of language proficiency in all language skills.
  2. Students will gain familiarity with cultural topics such as food, fairy tales/Märchen, and German geography.
  1. Students will reach the Intermediate Low level of language proficiency in all language skills.
  2. Students will gain familiarity with select cultural topics within one area of focus.
  1. Students will reach the Intermediate Mid level of language proficiency in all language skills.
  2. Students will gain familiarity with several topics relating to German culture and civilization within one area of focus.
  1. Students will reach the Intermediate Mid level of language proficiency in all language skills.
  2. Students will gain familiarity with select cultural topics within one area of focus.
  3. Students will correctly produce all phonemes in isolation and use approximations as appropriate to language ability in conversation.
  1. Students will understand best practices for effective instruction.
  2. Students will understand that the process of second language acquisition includes the interrelated skills of observing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  3. Students will plan learning activities that will enable them to teach the significance of cultural differences and similarities.
  4. Students will understand the prominent teaching methodologies used in the profession.

International Studies

  1. Students will explore jobs and graduate programs in the area of International Studies.
  2. Students will demonstrate critical and analytical thinking about global issues.
  3. Students will identify cause and effect relationships.
  4. Students will analyze domestic and international policies.
  5. Students will identify potential resolutions to global issues.
  6. Students will determine if they would like to major in International Studies.
  1. Students will be able to identify potential cross-cultural conflicts.
  2. Students will be able to explain similarities and differences between their own paradigms and others.
  3. Students will be able to defend and critique the paradigms that inform their own reality.
  4. Students will be able to interpret the nature and assumptions of different cross-cultural paradigms.
  1. Students will be able to describe the government structure, politics, economics, and history of the countries of East Asia.
  2. Students will be able to compare and contrast cultural characteristics of East Asian countries.
  3. Students will show familiarity with current issues in East Asia.
  4. Students will show an understanding of cultural differences and varying worldviews through study and discussion of this region.
  1. Students will identify some of the beliefs, values, and traditions of the Russian people.
  2. Students will understand how Russians developed their beliefs and values.
  3. Students will examine how Russian beliefs and values have been and are expressed through literature, art, music, dance, architecture, religion, holidays, cuisine, etc.
  4. Students will increase and deepen their appreciation for the rich history and culture of the Russian people.
  1. Students will be able to describe the government structure, politics, economics, and history of the countries of Eastern Europe.
  2. Students will be able to compare and contrast cultural characteristics of Eastern European countries.
  3. Students will show familiarity with current issues in Eastern Europe.
  4. Students will show an understanding of cultural differences and varying worldviews through study and discussion of this region.

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental values and features of Chinese culture and society and differences and commonalities with their native culture.
  2. Understand how the role of ideology, tradition, ethnicity, and gender play in Chinese perception of their culture relative to others.
  3. Be able to apply this knowledge.

Students will:

  1. Students will show familiarity with current issues in the various countries of mainland and maritime Southeast Asia.
  2. Students will be able to compare and contrast selected historical, geographic, political, religious, ethnic and cultural characteristics among the countries in the region.
  3. Students will be able to explain how themes of colonialism, war and communism have impacted peoples in the regions both historically and today.
  4. Students will better understand the growing importance of Southeast Asia in international affairs.

Students will:

  1. Students will be able to describe the government structure, politics, economics, and history of the countries of the Middle East.
  2. Students will be able to compare and contrast cultural characteristics of Mid Eastern countries.
  3. Students will show familiarity with current issues in the Middle East.
  4. Students will show an understanding of cultural differences and varying worldviews through study and discussion of this region.
  1. Students will be able to describe the government structure, politics, economics, and history of the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. Students will be able to compare and contrast cultural characteristics of various African countries.
  3. Students will show familiarity with current issues in various regions of Africa.
  4. Students will show an understanding of cultural differences and varying worldviews through study and discussion of this region.
  1. Students will recognize historical, geographic, political and other factors that contributed to the formation of Latin American culture and countries.
  2. Students will distinguish differences between and recognize unique attributes of Latin American countries.
  3. Students will be conversant in topics, issues, key players in Latin America, thus becoming better world citizens.
  4. Students will acquire skills for successfully acclimating and navigating in Latin American countries.
  1. Students will demonstrate an ability to work in their discipline in an international context.
  2. Students will demonstrate increased intercultural knowledge and competence.
  3. Students will increase their self-reliance.
  1. Students will improve their oral and written proficiency in a foreign language.
  2. Students will demonstrate increased intercultural knowledge and competence.
  3. Students will increase their self-reliance.
  1. Students will investigate a specific issue of interest from economic, political, and cultural perspectives.
  2. Students will produce a professional-quality Request for Funding/Grant proposal focusing on a region or issue of choice.

Languages

  1. Students will learn and apply the conceptual principles and analytical framework for studying language.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of various aspects of English grammar.
  3. Students will show how the linguistic structure of English and their L2 compare and contrast.

Russian

  1. Students will acquire basic Russian reading, listening and writing skills.
  2. Students will use Russian to complete simple communicative tasks, such as introductions, talking about oneself, family, and basic daily activities.
  1. Students will acquire further Russian reading, listening and writing skills.
  2. Students will use Russian to complete simple communicative tasks, such as talking about one's interests, language, education, daily activities, and travel.
  1. Students will acquire further Russian reading, listening and writing skills.
  2. Students will use Russian to complete simple communicative tasks, such as talking about work, school, home, leisure time, and areas of personal interest.
  1. Students will be able to read and discuss fiction and critical literature in Russian.
  2. Students will master the use of verbs of motion.
  3. Students will develop skills in translating texts with participles and verbal adverbs.
  1. Students will improve their ability to read, understand, and interpret authentic Russian texts.
  2. Students will improve reading and word-formation skills through root study.
  3. Students will improve listening comprehension skills.
  4. Students will increase writing ability.
  5. Students will improve ability in speaking Russian.
  1. Students will improve their ability to read, understand, and interpret authentic Russian texts.
  2. Students will improve reading and word-formation skills through root study.
  3. Students will improve listening comprehension skills.
  4. Students will increase writing ability.
  5. Students will improve ability in speaking Russian.
  1. Students will deepen understanding of the functions of literature and the enriching role that great literature can play in our lives.
  2. Students will improve their ability to express thoughts more articulately and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, and present their ideas logically, with sound argumentation and strong evidence.
  3. Students will refine their capacities as thoughtful and perceptive readers.
  4. Students will enhance their appreciation of Russian culture and history.
  5. Students will increase their comprehension of literary masters and the inspiration behind their works.
  1. Students will identify some of the beliefs, values, and traditions of the Russian people.
  2. Students will understand how Russians developed their beliefs and values.
  3. Students will examine how Russian beliefs and values have been and are expressed through literature, art, music, dance, architecture, religion, holidays, cuisine, etc.
  4. Students will increase and deepen their appreciation for the rich history and culture of the Russian people.
  1. Students will understand best practices for effective instruction.
  2. Students will understand that the process of second language acquisition includes the interrelated skills of observing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  3. Students will plan learning activities that will enable them to teach the significance of cultural differences and similarities.
  4. Students will understand the prominent teaching methodologies used in the profession.

Spanish

  1. Students will display a developing knowledge of basic Spanish grammar.
  2. Students will begin to hear and understand instructions relating to course assignments, classroom activities and begin to respond to questions directed to them.
  3. Students will begin to develop reading comprehension and pronunciation skills needed to continue their study of the language.
  4. Students will begin to show the ability to compose short expressions using the grammar and vocabulary they are learning.
  1. Students will display a continuing knowledge of basic Spanish grammar.
  2. Students will develop increased understanding of instructions relating to course assignments, classroom activities and begin to respond to questions directed to them.
  3. Students will improve reading comprehension and pronunciation skills needed to continue their study of the language.
  4. Students will show an increased ability to compose short expressions using the grammar and vocabulary they are learning.
  1. Students will understand the basic elements of Spanish grammar and how they compare with English.
  2. Students will begin to use Spanish within culturally appropriate contexts.
  3. Students will recognize contrasts between American and Hispanic cultures.
  1. Students will develop a broad familiarity with major themes and authors in the Hispanic literary tradition.
  2. Students will develop an ability to discuss Hispanic literature with appropriate literary vocabulary and to write cohesive summaries and reflective responses to literature.
  3. Students will improve their reading comprehension appropriate to their level.
  1. Students will develop a broad familiarity with major themes and authors in the Hispanic literary tradition.
  2. Students will develop an ability to discuss Hispanic literature with appropriate literary vocabulary and to write cohesive summaries and reflective responses to literature.
  3. Students will develop increased language proficiency in Spanish.
  1. Students will understand key grammatical aspects of Spanish and how they compare and contrast to corresponding features of English.
  2. Students will develop writing skills that approach the written expression of educated native Spanish speakers.
  3. Students will broaden their vocabulary and increase their written competency in a variety of expressive styles, such as descriptive, persuasive, and narrative writing.
  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of the Spanish sound system, including the inventory of sounds and their contextualized production.
  2. Students will be able to compare and contrast the Spanish and English sound systems and identify the types of errors commonly made by English-speaking learners of Spanish.
  3. Students will apply their phonetic knowledge in teaching Spanish pronunciation effectively, taking into account differences in regions, social strata, and discourse contexts.
  4. Students will develop speaking abilities near those of an educated native speaker.
  1. Students will acquire key literary terms and concepts in studying Hispanic literature.
  2. Students will develop strategies for understanding and appreciating literary texts.
  3. Students will become familiar with representative authors, periods, movements and styles in Hispanic literature.
  4. Students will improve their proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  1. Students will demonstrate increased awareness of key issues as well as an ability to discuss the Hispanic world with compassion and insight.
  2. Students will develop familiarity with essential moments and figures in the history of the Hispanic world.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to discuss a region of the Hispanic world in depth.
  4. Students will develop the skills needed to teach Hispanic civilization and culture.
  5. Students will improve their ability to express ideas in Spanish both orally and in writing.
  1. Students will understand best practices for effective instruction.
  2. Students will understand that the process of second language acquisition includes the interrelated skills of observing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  3. Students will plan learning activities that will enable them to teach the significance of cultural differences and similarities.
  4. Students will understand the prominent teaching methodologies used in the profession.
  5. Students will be familiar with major issues in the profession as well as professional organizations.
  1. The future teacher will understand some of the basic principles of cultural diversity and how their operation can affect the teacher's interpretation and assessment of students.
  2. The future teacher will understand basic classroom management techniques.
  3. The future teacher will understand some general assessment and some linguistic assessment techniques.
  4. The future teacher will be able to utilize some of the more prominent technologies used in second-language instruction.
  1. Students will develop an appreciation for the richness and diversity of Spanish peninsular literature.
  2. Students will gain familiarity with representative Spanish peninsular authors, periods and movements.
  3. Students will develop the ability to apply literary concepts acquired in previous courses.
  4. Students will broaden their historical, cultural and philosophical perspectives.
  5. Students will improve their proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  1. Students will develop an appreciation for the richness and diversity of Spanish American literature.
  2. Students will gain familiarity with representative Spanish American authors, periods and movements.
  3. Students will develop the ability to apply literary concepts acquired in previous courses.
  4. Students will broaden their historical, cultural and philosophical perspectives.
  5. Students will improve their proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  1. Students will demonstrate comprehension, appreciation, and emerging mastery of a topic of special interest in Hispanic literature, linguistics, culture, or pedagogy.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to make connections and assimilate the information learned in this class with more basic concepts learned in previous classes.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the material from this class in their preparations for teaching Spanish.
  1. The teaching assistant evaluates teaching resources and curriculum materials for their accuracy, comprehensiveness, and usefulness for representing particular ideas and concepts.
  2. The teaching assistant incorporates listening, reading, writing and culture into instruction.
  3. The teaching assistant uses the target language extensively in formal, informal, and conversational contexts and encourages the students to do so.
  4. The teaching assistant provides opportunities to communicate in the target language in meaningful, purposeful activities that stimulate real-life situations.
  5. The teaching assistant understands basic technology operations and concepts for teaching foreign languages.
  6. The teaching assistant demonstrates the effective use of classroom assessment tools.
  7. The teaching assistant plans learning activities to enable students to grasp the significance of cultural differences and similarities.
  8. The teaching assistant is dynamic and enthusiastic.
  9. The teaching assistant has good rapport with the students and the affective filter in the classroom is low.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  1. Students will understand the evolution, research, and current practices of ENL research.
  2. Students will understand and know how to identify differences in bilingual and ENL programs and approaches.
  3. Students will understand the processes of language acquisition and development and the role they play in learners' educational experiences.
  4. Students will be able to modify lessons, textbooks, and other instructional materials to facilitate the linguistic and academic growth of learners.
  5. Students will know how to incorporate learners' diverse cultural backgrounds into instructional planning.
  6. Students will create links with families and the community that promote language acquisition.
  1. Students will understand best practices for effective instruction.
  2. Students will understand that the process of second language acquisition includes the interrelated skills of observing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  3. Students will plan learning activities that will enable them to teach the significance of cultural differences and similarities.
  4. Students will understand the prominent teaching methodologies used in the profession.
  1. The future teacher will understand some of the basic principles of cultural diversity and how their operation can affect the teacher's interpretation and assessment of students.
  2. The future teacher will understand basic classroom management techniques.
  3. The future teacher will understand some general assessment and some linguistic assessment techniques.
  4. The future teacher will be able to utilize some of the more prominent technologies used in second-language instruction.
  1. Students will use knowledge of content areas to establish instructional goals and design instruction to facilitate learning.
  2. Students will design and implement activities that promote observation, listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.
  3. Students will integrate language and content instruction that are appropriate to their learners' stage of language acquisition.
  4. Students will use strategies and approaches that promote biliteracy and English language acquisition.
  5. Students will select, modify, create and use varied culturally and linguistically appropriate resources in the classroom.
  6. Students will understand how to incorporate learners' diverse cultural backgrounds into instructional planning.
  7. Students will select and use assessments suited to the learners' culture and linguistic skills.
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