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World Language Courses

Spanish I – 1.0 Credit

This Spanish course develops learners? ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). It emphasizes listening comprehension skills in order to function in a variety of real-world situations. Learners study the following themes: student life, social life, family life, community life, geography, history, and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The expected proficiency level is Novice Low-Mid, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

 

Spanish II – 1.0 Credit

This Spanish course continues to develop learners? listening and comprehension skills. It emphasizes the ability to communicate orally and in writing, and interpret aurally. Learners practice communication skills in order to function in real-life situations using simple language structures and a wider range of vocabulary. They study the following themes: school life, healthy living, personal history, travel, geography, history, and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The expected proficiency level is Novice Low-Mid as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

 

Spanish III – 1.0 Credit

This Spanish course continues to develop and refine learners: proficiency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). At this level, learners expand vocabulary and idiomatic expressions in the context of everyday interactions and social relationships. Learners gain a deeper understanding of the world around them as they study the following themes: future plans, freedom and responsibility, change and expansion, global communities, geography, history, and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The expected proficiency level is Novice High-Intermediate Low, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

 

Spanish IV – 1.0 Credit

This Spanish course continues to refine and increase learners: proficiency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). They communicate on diverse topics and abstract concepts using sophisticated language structures. At this level, learners gain a deeper understanding of global issues as they study the following themes: educational issues, human rights, interdependence, environment, geography, history, and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The expected proficiency level is Intermediate Low-Mid, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

 

Chinese I – 1.0 Credit

This Mandarin Chinese course develops learners: ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment through all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). It emphasizes listening comprehension as well as oral use of basic language structures and vocabulary within the context of real-world situations. Learners study the following themes: student life, social life, family life, community life, and the cultures of the Mandarin Chinese-speaking world. The expected proficiency level is Novice Low to Mid, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

Chinese II – 1.0 Credit

This Mandarin Chinese course continues to develop learners: proficiency through all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Learners practice skills to function in real-life situations using simple language structures and a range of vocabulary. Students study the following themes:school life, healthy living, personal history, travel and the cultures of the Mandarin Chinese-speaking world. The expected proficiency level is Novice Mid, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

 

Chinese III – 1.0 Credit

This Mandarin Chinese course further develops and refines learners: proficiency through all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). At this level, learners expand their vocabulary and knowledge of idiomatic expressions in the context of everyday interactions and social relationships. Learners gain a deeper understanding of the world around them, progressing from concrete to abstract concepts as they study the following themes: future plans, freedom and responsibility, growth, change and expansion, global communities, and the cultures of the Mandarin Chinese-speaking world. The expected proficiency level is Novice Mid to High to Intermediate Low, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

 

Chinese IV – 1.0 Credit

This Mandarin Chinese course refines and increases learners: proficiency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Learners communicate diverse topics and abstract concepts using sophisticated language structures. At this level, learners explore global issues as they study the following themes: educational issues, human rights, interdependence, environment, and the cultures of the Mandarin Chinese-speaking world. The expected proficiency level is Intermediate Low to Mid, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

 

 

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