Foreign Language Standards

Course Focus

FL.1 Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with foreign languages.
FL.1.1 Acknowledge God as the designer and creator of all languages.
FL.1.2 Utilize biblical principles as the basis for understanding and appreciating cultural diversity.
FL.1.3 Recognize the role foreign language learning plays in the fulfillment of the gospel commission.
FL.1.4 Develop a personal SDA Christian perspective of service and responsibility in a global society.

Course Abilities

FL.2 Develop abilities in foreign languages. HS-ETS1
FL.2.1 Learn vocabulary (understanding, acquisition, contextual usage, etc.).
FL.2.2 Understand linguistic concepts (grammar, syntax, usage, phonetics, phonology, etc.).
FL.2.3 Build effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening, etc.).
FL.2.4 Develop cultural awareness (traditions, perspectives, history, geography, etc.).
FL.2.5 Utilize critical and creative thinking skills (perceive, compare, compose, assess, refine, etc.).

Course Content

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FL.3 Be able to apply foreign language knowledge and skills.
FL.3.1 Utilize a variety of strategies and technology to learn and communicate in the target language.
FL.3.2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of culture and the nature of language.
FL.3.3 Connect foreign language to other subject areas, various careers, and life experiences.
FL.3.4 Participate in multilingual communities locally and around the world.
FL.4 Be able to communicate in the target language.
FL.4.1 Understand and apply the target-language pronunciation, intonation, stress patterns, and writing conventions in a variety of contexts.
FL.4.2 Engage in conversations, exchange information and opinions, and express feelings and emotions.
FL.4.3 Understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
FL.4.4 Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers.
FL.5 Be able to gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
FL.5.1 Identify the correlation between the values and perspectives of the culture studied and its practices.
FL.5.2 Describe the relationship between the perspectives of the culture and its products (food, art, literature, media, manufactured goods, etc.).
FL.5.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the student’s culture and the one being studied.
FL.5.4 Develop a cultural perspective within the context of an SDA Christian world view.
FL.6 Be able to make comparisons and develop connections with the foreign language.
FL.6.1 Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints available through resources in the foreign language.
FL.6.2 Reinforce and enhance knowledge of other disciplines and the Bible through the foreign language.
FL.6.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the student’s primary language and the one being studied.
FL.6.4 Connect the importance of learning a foreign language with career opportunities and life experiences.
FL.7 Be able to use the language to participate in multilingual communities.
FL.7.1 Utilize the foreign language both within and beyond the school setting.
FL.7.2 Recognize the potential to use foreign language for personal enjoyment, enrichment, and spiritual growth.