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International Language and Culture Programs of Study: Friend or Foe? with Melody Kostiuk Developed by ERLC/ARPDC as a result of a grant from Alberta Education.

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1 International Language and Culture Programs of Study: Friend or Foe? with Melody Kostiuk Developed by ERLC/ARPDC as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation 1

2 Session Goals Participants will have a better understanding of: the purpose and intent of the International Language and Culture Programs of Studies the structure of the International Language and Culture Programs of Studies 2

3 The Common Curriculum Framework for International Languages Based on Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education Background

4 What are International Languages? International languages have been defined as those languages other than English, French and Aboriginal languages. Привіт! 4

5 Clientele designed for students with little or no knowledge of the target language (TL)

6 Clientele Four entry points (12-Y) Kindergarten – Grade 12 (9-Y) Grade 4 – Grade 12 (6-Y) Grade 6- Grade 12 (3-Y) Grade 10-Grade 12 6

7 Language Learning Grade 12 Grade 4

8 Assumptions about language learning Language is communication

9 Assumptions about language learning All languages can be taught and learned. Привіт! 9

10 Assumptions about language learning All students can be successful; they learn in a variety of ways and acquire proficiency at varied rates

11 Assumptions about language learning Learning an additional language leads to enhanced learning in: primary language cognitive development knowledge acquisition

12 Four Key Focus Areas ApplicationsLanguage Competence Strategies Global Citizenship

13 Think of the Program of Studies like a Car …… 13

14 Applications (What students will be able to do in the target language) Students will use language in a variety of situations and for a variety of purposes.

15 How we use language Think of a few ways that you used language in the last 24 hours?

16 EMOTIONS EXPLORE OPINONS AND VALUES APPLICATIONS SHARE INFORMATION HUMOUR/FUN DISCOVER AND EXPLORE SHARE MANAGE GROUP ACTIONS CREATIVE/AESTHETIC PURPOSES SOLVE PROBLEMS PERSONAL ENJOYMENT

17 Language Competence (What students will learn about the target language) Students will use language effectively and competently.

18 Language Competence Owners Manual The rules of the road when teaching the target language are: Other:

19 LANGUAGE COMPETENCE WRITING SYSTEM GRAMMATICAL ELEMENTS NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION VARIATIONS IN LANGUAGE SOCIAL CONVENTIONS LEXICON TEXT FORMSSOUND SYSTEM

20 Global Citizenship Why it is important to learn about the target language and culture? What are some of the skills, competencies and knowledge our students need to become effective global citizens?

21 Global Citizenship Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be effective global citizens

22 Global Citizenship Affirming Diversity Target Language Culture Personal Growth and Career Opportunities valuing diversity knowledge general cultural knowledge valuing diversity intercultural skills cultural and linguistic diversity target language and culture awareness of own culture awareness of first language

23 Strategies Students will know and use strategies to maximize the effectiveness of learning and communication

24 Strategies Language Use Language Learning General Learning Social / Affective Cognitive Metacognitive Interactive Interpretive Productive Cognitive Metacognitive Social / Affective

25 Things to remember about the International Language and Culture Programs of Study: 1) The overall goal is communicative competence

26 Things to remember about the International Language and Culture Programs of Study: Driver : Applications the only one who can move the car forward Tour Guide : Global Citizenship adds colour, life, and provides information about where all are going Trouble-shooter : Language Competence provides important problem-solving skills Passenger : Language Competence knows the rules of the road and interprets road signs for the driver Adapted from Spanish Language and Culture Guide to Implementation Alberta Education, Alberta, Canada 2) It is driven by applications

27 Things to remember about the International Language and Culture Programs of Study: 3) It is student-centered 4) Student is an active participant

28 Things to remember about the International Language and Culture Programs of Study : 5) The teachers role is facilitator, coach, and language model

29 Session Goals Participants will have a better understanding of: the purpose and intent of the International Language and Culture Programs of Studies the structure of the International Language and Culture Programs of Studies 29

30 Websites International Language and Culture Programs of Study Authorized Resources Database Guides to Implementation for International Language and Culture 2010/curriculum/lanupdate/inter.aspx Assessment Materials 30

31 Contact If you have any questions or require further information please contact me at: Melody Kostiuk Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education Edmonton Public Schools


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