Modern World Languages
The Catholic school community strives to make its faith commitment a complement to academic excellence by developing a curriculum that leads all students to Christ as it prepares them for a successful life in the twenty-first century. It is a curriculum that recognizes the sanctity of each human life while affirming the dignity of each person as a unique creation of God. It is a curriculum that is intended to offer all students the opportunity to study the world at many levels of complexity, through a variety of courses.
World Language Education meets the needs of the whole person and helps to build society. A satisfying awareness of intellectual achievement comes with learning to speak and understand another language. Social growth develops from communication and shared activities. Spiritual growth is nurtured by an understanding of the common Fatherhood of God and the common bonds shared with other peoples.
The study of a world language develops knowledge, proficiencies, and attitudes that cannot be acquired through the study of any other discipline.
1. Communicates in Languages other than English.
1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
1.1.1 Students follow simple instructions in order to participate in age-appropriate classroom and/or cultural activities.
1.1.2 Students ask and answer questions about topics such as family, school events, and celebrations.
1.1.3 Students share likes and dislikes with each other in class.
1.1.4 Students exchange essential information such as greetings, leave takings, and common classroom interactions using culturally appropriate gestures.
1.1.5 Students exchange information with peers about personal events.
1.1.1 Students discuss current or past events that are of significance.
1.1.2 Students are able to use repetition and rephrasing to assist in communicating messages.
1.1.3 Students share their analyses and personal reactions to expository or literary texts with peers.
1.1.4 Students exchange, support,, and discuss their opinions and individual perspectives on a variety of
topics dealing with contemporary or historical issues.