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Introduction to Wisconsin Standards
for Learning World Languages

Introduction: Remember...

People today are connecting across cultural, political, and economic borders via the Internet and other information technologies. To meet the challenges of ever-increasing global connections and to be a front-runner in a global economy now and in the 21st century, students in Wisconsin must communicate in a culturally appropriate manner with people from around the world. Our students must be aware of different perspectives reflected in both the language and behaviors of other people. They must possess language skills and an understanding of other cultures to be productive members of the diverse communities in which we all live.

Wisconsin's standards for learning world languages provide us with a way of helping students meet these challenges. Now let’s see how much you already know…

Activity 1: Answer the following questions about Wisconsin's model academic standards for Foreign Languages. Below each question is an answer box to check your knowledge.

1.How many standards are there?
3
5
8
11
Check Your Answer:

2. The standards are grouped by using 5 keywords. Which one is NOT one of these?
Communication
Curriculum
Comparisons
Cultures
Communities
Connections
Check your answer:

3. Which of the following statements is the most accurate?
With communication and culture as the cornerstone for language learning, the goal is for all students to learn...
how to say what to whom.
when to say what to whom.
why to say what to whom.
All of the above.
Check your answer:


Personal Reflection: Please copy and paste the following question into your word processor or download the word document containing the question. Then answer the question and save it for your professional development portfolio.

Introduction-Reflection: Word Document

  1. Do you already integrate the standards in your teaching? Or have you observed the integration of standards in a language classroom?
    • Yes! If so, describe how the standard(s) was integrated into the lesson. What impact on student learning has been evident resulting from the integration of these standards? Please explain.___________________________________
    • No. If not, of the 5 keywords in question 2, which are you most interested in focusing on? Why? What impact would this have on student learning? ________________________________

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