World Languages Department


Charles Denny

French Teacher
cdenny@littletonschools.org


Brent Detamore

Spanish Teacher
bdetamore@littletonschools.org

World Language Course Offerings (See Program of Studies for course descriptions)
French I Spanish I French Culture: Comic Books
French II Spanish II French Culture Music & Dance
French III Spanish III Intro to La Liga
French IV Spanish IV AP Spanish Art
World Language Competencies
Description of Competency
World Language
Reading
Read accurately and fluently in order to better comprehend the target language.
Reading Indicator 1
Interpret informational text, graphic text and a variety of literature, including dialogues, poems, instructions, and various media.
Reading Indicator 2
Navigate online resources to investigate topics or for language exploration.
Reading Indicator 3
Discern the cognates and visual cues for comprehension.
Reading Indicator 4
Expand knowledge of other subject areas and perspectives through reading in the target language.
Reading Indicator 5
Discern the style, context, cognates and visual cues for comprehension.
Reading Indicator 6
Paraphrase ideas appropriately.
Writing
Write accurately and fluently in the target language, applying appropriate target language conventions.
Writing Indicator 1
Synthesize knowledge of grammar and punctuation, accent marks, vocabulary, and apply language-specific syntax to produce clear and coherent writing (avoid word-for-word translation)
Writing Indicator 2
Adapt writing to a variety of contexts and communication tasks, including the level of formality of dialogues and presentations.
Writing Indicator 3
Apply feedback to plan, organize, compose, revise, and rewrite.
Writing Indicator 4
Create discourse applying simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Writing Indicator 5
Discern appropriate use of idioms and cultural variance in context.
Speaking
Speak accurately and fluently in target language, deciding purposefully, stylistically, and strategically on content and language structures.
Speaking Indicator 1
Apply appropriate conventions of the French language when speaking including grammar, vocabulary, word choice, and sentence structure.
Speaking Indicator 2
Employ proper pronunciation techniques
Speaking Indicator 3
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks
Speaking Indicator 4
Utilize gestures and other nonverbal expressions to enhance speech.
Speaking Indicator 5
Analyze errors and self-correct while speaking.
Listening
Listen carefully in order to accurately interpret and evaluate target language.
Listening Indicator 1
Interpret meaning to create appropriate responses
Listening Indicator 2
Interpret gestures and nonverbal expressions to enhance listening comprehension.
Listening Indicator 3
Explore phonetic differences of the language dialects and accents.
Culture
Compare, contrast, understand, communicate and apply target language culture.
Culture Indicator 1
Identify and analyze the products (the “what”), the practices (the “how”) and the perspectives (the “why”) of various targeted language cultures.
Culture Indicator 2
Analyze the cultural similarities and differences among various targeted language cultures as well as compared to the culture of the U.S.
Culture Indicator 3
Discern social norms and customs of targeted language cultures.
Culture Indicator 4
Explore connections to cultural customs and distinctive viewpoints that are available through the target language and its cultures.