Secondary World Language Resources
HERE. Alpine School District World Language Courses are based on the Utah State Standards for World Language Learning which you can find HERE. (Link and new Utah standards coming soon.) The world language core standards align with and reinforce the English Language Arts Core Standards. Download the PDF of the Alignment HERE
Proficiency Targets by LevelAll secondary language courses have been aligned to the ACTFL (American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines for Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading as well as the Proficiency guidelines of the California Language Project. Download the Proficiency Target Overview PDF here
What do the Proficiency Levels Mean
You can find more information about language proficiency standards as well as examples of student work at each level of proficiency by visiting: www.actflproficiencyguidelines2012.org
Linguafolio is an online student self-assessment tool that will soon be available to all world language students in Alpine school district. Students will have the ability to rate and track their language proficiency and progression as well as upload examples of their own work. Look for links to Linguafolio and Linguafolio training here in the near future.
Current best practice methodologies suggest that thematic based units and project based learning yields the best results when engaging students and preparing them for college and future careers. When looking for ideas of what an effective language teacher looks like today (as compared to 30, 20, or even 10 years ago) we have found research-based information to drive our instruction at www.tellproject.com as well as a number of different places.