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World Languages
World Languages

Mission Statement

After completing two years (Intermediate level II) of the world language of their choice, students will be able to identify and analyze cultural traits and concepts relevant to the country and communities where the target language is spoken. In addition, they will have developed intermediate writing, reading, listening and oral proficiency in that foreign language, which means students will:

  1. Possess listening skills equivalent at least to the intermediate-mid level of the ACTFL Proficiency. Guidelines: Ability to understand main ideas and some facts from interactive exchanges and aural texts.
  2. Possess speaking skills equivalent at least to the intermediate-mid level of the ACTFL Proficiency. Guidelines: Ability to handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.
  3. Possess reading skills equivalent at least to the intermediate-mid level of the ACTFL Proficiency. Guidelines: Ability to read consistently with increased understanding simple, connected texts dealing with a variety of basic and social needs.
  4. Possess writing skills equivalent at least to the intermediate-mid level of the ACTFL Proficiency. Guidelines: Able to meet a number of practical writing needs. They can write short, simple communications, compositions, descriptions and requests for information in loosely connected texts that are based on personal preferences, daily routines, common events, and other topics related to personal experiences and immediate surroundings.
  5. Demonstrate in their oral presentations, compositions, and other class assignments a reasonable knowledge of the ways of thinking, behavioral practices, and the cultural products of the country and communities where the target language is spoken.

Students that complete foreign language courses at the upper-division level will be able to identify and analyze cultural traits and concepts relevant to the country and communities where the target language is spoken. In addition, they will develop skills in critical thinking and advanced writing, reading, listening and oral proficiency in the target language.

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