ERIC Number: ED414765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Foreign Languages. Bulletin 98032.
Nikolay, Pauli; Grady, Susan; Stefonek, Thomas
This guide outlines curriculum and performance standards for second language instruction in Wisconsin elementary and secondary schools. An introductory section describes the rationale for development of, and use of the standards for foreign language instruction and briefly discusses applications across the curriculum. A second section gives an overview of the state's second language programs and the intent of the standards. Subsequent sections detail content standards and performance expectations for students at three levels (elementary school, middle school, high school) in these areas: communication (interpersonal, receptive, productive); culture (practices, products); making connections (across disciplines, cultural perspectives); making comparisons (language-related, cultural); and creating communities (use of language outside the classroom, language use for personal enrichment). Communication proficiency standards are also charted for three areas: accuracy; content; and cultural context. For several selected standards, sample tasks and samples of student work at each school level are presented. A list of contributors is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, State Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin