ERIC Number: ED465278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Common Curriculum Framework for International Languages: Three-Year Program (Grade 10 to Grade 12). Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education, Alberta Version.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
This framework provides Canadian curriculum writers with student learning outcomes they can use to develop curricula for international language courses. Its aim is the development of communicative competence in a specific international language (represented by applications, language competence, global citizenship, and strategies). The framework is intended to be used for languages other than English, French, and Aboriginal languages. It provides outcomes for a 3-year program that students would enter in 10th grade and stay in until 12th grade. An introductory section discusses the background, rationale, assumptions, effective language learning, conceptual model, and organization of the framework. The main section examines the 3-year program, providing specific outcomes for each grade of the three-level course of study and focusing on applications, language competence, global citizenship, and strategies. Five appendixes look at: using the framework, areas of experience, global list of strategies, sample list of text forms, and glossary. (Contains 28 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, High Schools, Language Proficiency, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada