Illinois Learning Standards

Stage G - Foreign Language



Descriptors



28A —

 Students who meet this standard can understand oral communication in the target language.
  1. Demonstrate understanding (e.g., retell, dramatize, illustrate) of narratives, conversations, and aural presentations using available resources.
  2. Follow multi-step instructions in a variety of contexts.

28B —

Students who meet this standard can interact in the target language in various settings.
  1. Produce original responses to a wider range of questions.
  2. Initiate conversation about familiar topics.
  3. Read aloud in the target language using correct pronunciation, intonation, and inflection.
  4. Dramatize non-verbal cues, including gestures, common to the culture of the target language.
  5. Use appropriate non-verbal cues, including gestures, common to the culture of the target language.

28C —

Students who meet this standard can understand written passages in the target language.
  1. Explain the main message of a variety of written materials with the help of available resources.
  2. Compare word use, phrasing, and sentence structure of the target language with those of one or more other languages.

28D  —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to present information, concepts and ideas for a variety of purposes to different audiences.
  1. Make a brief presentation on a topic of personal interest or on a topic that has been studied in another subject area.
  2. Prepare a written or audio-visual presentation (e.g., information exchange with peers using available resources) on a topic of interest in daily life.
  3. Create and present an original story or poem based upon a model.

29A —

Students who meet this standard can understand manners and customs of various target language societies.
  1. Distinguish accepted roles of some social units in societies associated with the target language (e.g., the role of the extended family, the concept of friendship, the treatment of elders, gender roles).
  2. Describe some specific social practices that occur in the U.S., in the target language culture, and in both.

29B —

Students who meet this standard can understand music, dance, folk art, visual art, drama, and architecture related to the target language societies.
  1. Describe the themes of selected art forms.
  2. Use target language vocabulary to describe selected works of art.
  3. Apply essential target language vocabulary to refer to tools and products of one or more art forms.

29C —

Students who meet this standard can understand literature and various media of target language societies.
  1. Demonstrate comprehension of selected materials (e.g., advertisement, cartoon, instructions, news article, play, report) with assistance from resources.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of theme, settings, plot, and form of selected works of youth literature and abridgements of adult literature in the target language.
  3. Create simple non-print media messages (e.g., tape recordings, cartoons, commercials, videos) in the target language modeled on media examples using available technology.

29D —

Students who meet this standard can understand history of areas where the target language is spoken.
  1. Write or present a simple report on a key historical figure giving basic biographical information.
  2. Describe an historic event in basic terms.

29E —

Students who meet this standard can understand geography of various target language societies.
  1. Write or present information on a geographical aspect of a target language society (e.g., natural resources, products of the culture or ethnic groups) in the country(ies) where the target language is spoken.

30A —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines.
  1. Classify differing economic systems in a country where the target language is spoken.
  2. Use the target language to gather and organize data (e.g., model, outline, summary, solution) to solve math problems in a complex format.
  3. Cite examples of selected physical and geological features, vegetation, or animal life indigenous to areas where the target language is spoken.
  4. Describe diet, nutrition, and physical fitness issues in areas where the target language is spoken.

30B —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a variety of career options.
  1. Identify and describe occupations unique to areas where the target language is spoken.
  2. Describe the preparation for, and activities of, some careers in which the target language can be used.

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