World Languages Standards Support
Inspired by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages1, the reference points that are bolded below can enhance your world language instruction.
Discover rich resources that add to cultural competency and understanding.
- Delve into the shared cultural experiences revealed by layers of research in Carmen Agra Deedy's introduction to Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale.
- Hear Monica Brown emphasize the importance of salsa music in her life in My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz / Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz.
Examine cultural comparisons with book guides, lesson plans, and book readings that guide conversations.
Engage in discussions about what it means to be an agent of change across cultures and languages:
Referenced from "ACTFL Performance Descriptors For Language Learners." American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-performance-descriptors-language-learners.
Referenced by "Standards Summary." American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, www.actfl.org/publications/all/world-readiness-standards-learning-languages/standards-summary.