World Language Standards
- WL1.CM: Interpersonal Communication. Students demonstrate understanding, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics, from authentic texts.
- WL.CM2: Interpretive Communication. Students interact and negotiate meaning in a variety of real-world settings and for multiple purposes, in spoken, signed, or written conversations.
- WL.CM 3: Presentational Communication. Students present information, concepts, and ideas on a variety of topics and for multiple purposes, in culturally appropriate ways. They adapt to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers, using the most suitable media and technologies to present and publish.
- WL.CM4: Settings for Communication. Students use language in: o highly predictable common daily settings (Novice); o transactional and some informal settings (Intermediate); o most informal and formal settings (Advanced); o informal, formal, and professional settings, and unfamiliar and problem situations (Superior), in their communities and in the globalized world.
- WL.CM5, 6: Structures in Service of Communication. Students use the following structures to communicate: o sounds, parameters, and writing systems (Novice); o basic word and sentence formation (Intermediate); o structures for major time frames and text structures for paragraph-level discourse (Advanced); o all structures and text structures for extended discourse (Superior). Students use the following language text types to communicate: o learned words, signs and fingerspelling, and phrases (Novice); o sentences and strings of sentences (Intermediate); o paragraphs and strings of paragraphs (Advanced); o or coherent, cohesive multi-paragraph texts (Superior).
- WL.CM7: Comparisons in Service of Communication. To interact with communicative competence, students use the target language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of similarities and differences in the target language and the language(s) they know.
- WL.CL1: Culturally Appropriate Interaction. Students interact with cultural competence and understanding.
- WL.CL2: Cultural Products, Practices and Perspective. To interact with cultural competence, students demonstrate understanding and use the target language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationships among the products cultures produce, the practices cultures manifest, and the perspectives that underlie them.
- WL.CL3: Cultural Comparisons. To interact with cultural competence, students use the target language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of culture through comparisons of similarities and differences in the target cultures and the culture(s) they know.
- WL.CL4: Intercultural Influences. To interact with intercultural competence, students demonstrate understanding and use the target language to investigate how cultures influence each other over time.
- WL.CN1:Connections to Other Disciplines. To function in real-world situations, academic, and career-related settings, students build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines using the target language to develop critical thinking and solve problems.
- WL.CN2: Diverse Perspectives and Distinctive Viewpoints. To function in real-world situations in academic and career-related settings, students access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are readily or only available through the language and its cultures.