• American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
     
    NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION

    Communicate in Languages Other Than English
    Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
    Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
    Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

    CULTURES
    Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
    Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
    Standard 2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.

    CONNECTIONS
    Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
    Standard 3.1: Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
    Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

    COMPARISONS
    Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
    Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
    Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.

    COMMUNITIES
    Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home & Around the World
     Standard 5.1: Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
    Standard 5.2: Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
Last Modified on March 30, 2006