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Foreign Language

Standard 1.Uses the target language to engage in conversations, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions and information
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   1. Uses the target language to express likes, dislikes, and personal preferences (e.g., objects, people, events, favorite activities, food, celebrations) in everyday environments
   2. Uses basic vocabulary to describe assorted objects (e.g., toys, dress, types of dwellings, foods) in everyday environmentsci
   3. Uses vocabulary for a wide range of topics (e.g., basic subject area terms, such as story elements, animals, weather, geographical concepts; categories such as numbers, shapes, colors, size)
   4. Gives and follows simple instructions in the target language (e.g., in games, with partners or groups, giving commands suggested by a picture)
   5. Uses and responds to culturally appropriate nonverbal cues and body language (e.g., to clarify a verbal message, to engage a listener’s attention, to express humor, for social interactions)
   6. Uses the target language to exchange information about general events (e.g., classes, meetings, concerts, meals) and transportation (e.g., place, date, time)
   7. Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, and oral expressions for greetings, introductions, leave takings, and other common or familiar interactions (e.g., exchanging name, address, phone number, place of origin, general health/state of being; giving and asking for permission; using the telephone; making and responding to requests)
   8. Uses the target language to express needs, feelings, and ideas related to everyday situations (e.g., enjoyment while playing a game, personal response to a movie, agreement or disagreement on a topic)
   9. Asks and answers questions in the target language (e.g., clarifies word meaning, asks for assistance, answers questions about self or family)
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   1. Uses verbal and written exchanges to share personal data, information, and preferences (e.g., events in one’s life, past experiences, significant details related to topics that are of common interest, preferred leisure activities, likes, dislikes, needs)
   2. Uses the target language to plan events and activities with others (e.g., using authentic schedules, budgets)
   3. Uses vocabulary and cultural expressions to express the failure to understand the message or to request additional information (e.g., requests that the speaker restate the message, asks appropriate questions for clarification)
   4. Uses appropriate verbal strategies and cues (e.g., rephrasing, circumlocution, repetition, tone, stress, intonation) to communicate spoken messages and maintain listening comprehension
   5. Uses and responds to culturally appropriate nonverbal cues (e.g., gestures, physical distance, eye contact) to communicate spoken messages and maintain listening comprehension
   6. Gives and follows oral and written directions in the target language (e.g., for travel, for other tasks, for a recipe, for a word maze)
   7. Uses appropriate vocabulary to acquire goods and services through basic negotiation of procedures and exchange of monies (e.g., shopping in a supermarket)
   8. Uses verbal and written exchanges to express opinions in the target language (e.g., concerning current events, about topics of personal or community interest)
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Uses the target language to express one’s point of view through the exchange of personal feelings and ideas with members of the target culture
   2. Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange information about national and international topics (e.g., information from newspaper or magazine articles; programs on television, radio, or video)
   3. Uses appropriate vocabulary (e.g., literary terms such as setting, character, plot, conflict, resolution, theme) to express personal reactions and feelings about authentic literary texts (e.g., poems, plays, short stories, novels)
   4. Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange opinions and perspectives on issues of contemporary and historical interest in the target and native cultures
   5. Uses appropriate verbal strategies and cues (e.g., rephrasing, circumlocution, summarization) to communicate a message in the target language
   6. Uses culturally appropriate nonverbal cues and body language (e.g., eye contact, personal space, gestures) to communicate a message in the target language and maintain listening comprehension
   7. Uses appropriate vocabulary to acquire goods and services in the target language for personal needs and leisure (e.g., locating items in a pharmacy, finding a hotel or train station, repairing a tape recorder, asking for information)
   8. Uses appropriate cultural responses in diverse exchanges (e.g., expressing gratefulness, extending and receiving invitations, apologizing, communicating preferences, making an appointment, closing a conversation, negotiating solutions to problems)
   9. Uses the target language to exchange information about current or past events and aspirations in one’s personal life and in those of family, friends, and community