JCPS World Language Classes (Introduction)

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This presentation is being used by teachers on the first day of classes to communicate what a performance-based world language classroom looks like and get students excited about the upcoming year.

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JCPS World Language Classes (Introduction)

  1. 1. WORLD LANGUAGESWhat you will do. What you will learn. What you can expect.
  2. 2. Just HOW important islearning another language?
  3. 3. You Probably Have Some QUESTIONS: Why am I in here? What will I be able to do? How will I be tested? How will I be graded? How is this class different? What’s next? What are MY goals?
  4. 4. Why am I in here?
  5. 5. What Will I be Able To Do In This Class?
  6. 6. What Will I be Able To Do In This Class? Beginning Language – Level 1By the end of your first year of language study, you can understandand say a lot. You can read and write in the language, as well. Ingeneral, you can give personal information about yourself, as well asinformation about others; you can tell about your likes and dislikes,your preferences and your needs, and you begin to use the language forsome functions, like asking for or giving directions or maybe even buyingthings like food or clothing. You will make some mistakes when youcommunicate, but you should keep in mind that these mistakes area natural part of learning a new language. Just pay attention to them tosee if you can begin to eliminate them.
  7. 7. What Will I be Able To Do In This Class? Developing Language – Level 2This is another big growth year in learning how to use the language, andyou are going to be surprised at how much more you can do with thelanguage. This is a year when you will feel yourself being able to say alot more of what you want to say without relying so much onmemorized phrases. In other words, you are going to feel moreindependent. One of the big things you will notice is that you willbe able to handle basic survival needs in the language. This meansyou can order food in a restaurant or café; ask for and give directionsto places; and other things that are considered important to basic dailyliving.
  8. 8. What Will I be Able To Do In This Class? Expanding Language – Level 3Having reached this level of proficiency, you are at a place where youfeel confident to communicate about normal, everyday matters.You can describe people and places and provide personalinformation about yourself and others, family, home, daily activities,interests and personal preferences. You can get into, through andout of normal daily situations that involve obtaining food, lodging,transportation and also taking care of health issues. You can ask avariety of questions to obtain simple information and take care of yourbasic needs, like getting directions, prices and services.
  9. 9. Language is a SKILLHow do you get better at something NEW?
  10. 10. Chat with Text a friend someone new in the language Visit a newListening to restaurant or music grocery storeHow do you get better at a new language?Change your Watch phone’s Check out movies with language new websites subtitles
  11. 11. What can you say and write? Novice Novice Novice Intermediate Intermediate Low Mid High Low Mid Beginning Language – Level 1• You can yourself and others, using words, phrases or shortsentences—sometimes even several sentences—as needed.• You can provide this information as answers to questions or simplyas descriptions of yourself, others, your daily life and your interests.• You can also ask simple questions to get information that you needor want.• You can make lists, fill in forms, write notes and use web-basedcommunication.
  12. 12. What can you understand when you LISTEN? Beginning Language – Level 1You will understand most of what your teacher and your classmates say.You will even be able to understand some things that native speakerssay. In general when you listen, you will get the main idea of what isbeing said and maybe even a few details. Youmight have to hear questions more than once,but you will probably be able to figure out whatis being asked and how to respond.
  13. 13. What can you understand when you READ? Beginning Language – Level 1You will get the main ideas and some of the details when reading thingslike class schedules, personal profiles, menus, invitations, headlines,picture captions and other short passages.
  14. 14. What Will I be Able To Do In This Clas? UNDERSTAND!SPEAK! READ! WRITE!
  15. 15. How do I show what IKNOW in these classes?
  16. 16. How is this class DIFFERENT?What it’s NOT What it IS Learning what is important to YOU!! Learning it allGrammar and Spelling USING language to communicate Right or Wrong Mistakes are part of the process U = permanent U = try again when you are ready
  17. 17. How will I be ASSESSED in this class? PERFORMANCE !!!
  18. 18. Performance AssessmentScenarioYour class has been video-conferencing with a school in _______. Each student inyour class has been paired up with a member of the partner class and this week youare talking about what you like and don’t like.After greeting your international partner, you will want to talk about:• Activities you like or don’t like to do, when and with whom you like to do them, howmuch you like to do them, and why you like them;• Activities your friend likes and dislikes, when and with whom they like to do them, howmuch they like to do them, and why they like them;• Activities your partner likes and dislikes, including when they do them, with whom,and why.Don’t forget to say goodbye to your international partner!
  19. 19. Performance AssessmentRubric
  20. 20. Performance AssessmentMajor Focus What Language Do I Use? How Do I use the Language? How Well Am I understood?Minor Focus How Well Do I use the Language?
  21. 21. Can I Practice?ScenarioA Martian has landed in your neighborhood andis asking around about this thing called the“circus.” Using the paper you aregiven, describe a circus for your new friend.
  22. 22. WHAT Are my Goals?
  23. 23. WHAT’s NEXT?
  24. 24. WORLD LANGUAGESWhat you will do. What you will learn. What you can expect.

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