ERIC Number: ED469204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Foreign Language Curriculum Framework. Revised, 1999.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Arkansas' foreign language learning standards are defined in the Arkansas Curriculum Framework. This framework describes what students must know and be able to do in grades 4, 8, and 12. It is intended to encourage a K-12 foreign language program, though schools are not required to go beyond the minimum mandate of the "Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools." The three strands are communication (students will be communicate, observe, and demonstrate effectively in a variety of situations in languages other than their own); cultures (students will acquire knowledge to demonstrate understanding of cultural perspectives other than their own); and connections (students will use languages other than their own to establish and expand connections with other areas of knowledge within and beyond the school setting). This document describes the standards and learning expectations for each strand at each grade level, presents a glossary of relevant terms, and provides a variety of learning scenarios for the different strands. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Relevance (Education), Second Language Instruction, State Standards
Arkansas State Department of Education, Federal Building, 700 West Capital St., Little Rock, AR 72201. http://www.arkedu.state.ar.us/curriculum/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas