Introduction to Wisconsin Standards
for Learning World Languages
Communication does not occur in a vacuum, nor is it merely a process of translation.
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards
for Foreign Languages define the three communication modes in
terms of what students will do. These modes are described as
Students in Wisconsin will engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions in a language other than their own.
Students in Wisconsin will understand and interpret a language other than their own in its written and spoken form on a variety of topics.
Students in Wisconsin will present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics in a language other than their own.
Please read rationale, explanations, and assessment
of communication information in your Planning Curriculum for
Learning World Languages guide, pp. 7-9.