Now that you know all about the four language
learning levels as described in the Planning
Curriculum for Learning World Languages Guide. Let's apply this new knowledge through
some self check exercises.
Activity 1: Below is a list of characteristics
of language learners as they apply to the four language learning
levels. Select the level that is best described by the characteristics.
creates with language
learned or memorized pieces.
reflective to interactive.
in the new language.
7. High accuracy.
8. Moves from
imitative to reflective
Activity 2:Below are some examples of
performance tasks . Select the level
that is best demonstrated by these tasks.
1) Grade 5 - Theme: artists-art appreciation.
In small groups, compare art prints created
by artists studied. Describe the art prints, comparing colors,
styles, subjects. Rate the art prints in order of personal
Grade 12 - Theme: fame-famous people
Read magazine articles about well-known
persons from the target culture; write a summary of the
article highlighting the most important information about the
person. State why the person is significant in the target culture
Grade 8 - Theme: family, school, home
Write a description of yourself accompanied
by photos. The description will serve as a letter of introduction
to a host family where you will be staying on a school trip
4) Grade 12 - Theme: Immigration, border issues
Prepare for an in-class debate on the topic
of immigration by summarizing on note cards your keypoints and
supporting data found through research. Be ready to state and
defend your opinion pro or con on the debate question.
If you found these exercises to be especially
challenging, return to the Learn section
of this module.
copy and paste the following questions into your word processor
or download the word document containing the questions. Then
answer the questions and save it for your professional development
Again thinking about the most proficient
and least proficient students you've taught or observed, and
your knowledge of the four language learning levels, at which
levels would you place these students. Describe how you would
foster student progress to the next level. What indicators
would provide evidence that students have
reached the next level?