Mary Ellen Noble
|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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.