Introduction to Wisconsin Standards
for Learning World Languages
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.
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.
- 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? ________________________________