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Program I.Welcome & Introduction II.Some personal experiences: Student Panel III.Language Learning Opportunities in Arlington Secondary Schools in Fall.

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2 Program I.Welcome & Introduction II.Some personal experiences: Student Panel III.Language Learning Opportunities in Arlington Secondary Schools in Fall 2013 – Advanced Studies Diploma & Special Programs IV.Benefits of Language Learning V.Some opportunities for language learners (during and) after High School VI.Open Questions & Discussion

3 Presenters Marleny Perdomo Supervisor of World Languages for Arlington Public Schools Rick Jackson Asst. Chair of World Languages Advisory Committee Senior Research Associate at the National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland Arlington Student Panel

4 Personal Experiences Five Arlington Language Students  Charlie Argon, Chinese, Washington-Lee HS  Bou Dia, French, Wakefield HS  Jennifer Frey, Chinese and Spanish, H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program  Ingrid Jacobsen, Spanish Immersion, Wakefield HS  Amy Sheahan, French, Washington-Lee HS

5 Secondary World Language Options Marleny Perdomo World Languages Supervisor Address:

6 Introduction Learn about the wide variety of programs available at secondary levels Learn about dynamics of programming – Goals and Standards – Proficiency targets – Best Practices – Requirements for Advanced Studies Diploma

7 Middle School World Languages

8 High School World Languages

9 WorldLanguage Courses At Middle Schools SY Schools Arabic (Distance Learning) Chinese (Distance Learning) FrenchGermanLatinSpanish Spanish for Fluent Speakers (SFS) Spanish Language Arts/ Immersion Gunston Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 (Distance Learning) Levels 1 & 2Level 1Grades 6,7,8 Jefferson Level 1 &2 Level 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1 2(DL) Levels: Grade 6 Trans. and 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Kenmore Levels 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 (Distance Learning) Levels 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Swanson Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Grade 6 Trans. and 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Williams- burg Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Grade 6 Trans. and 1 & 2 H.B Woodlawn Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1A & 1B Levels 1 & 2 Levels 1A/B,1& 2 Levels 1 & 2

10 World Language Courses at High Schools SY SchoolsArabicChineseFrenchGermanJapaneseLatinSpanish Spanish for Fluent Speakers (SFS) Spanish Lang. Arts/Imme rsion HB Woodlawn Levels 1-4 Levels 1-4 Levels 1,2,3,4,5,6, 5AP,6AP Levels 3 5AP & 6 Levels 1,2,3,4 (Distance Learning) Levels 1,2,3,4 4AP,5AP,6A P Levels 1,2,3,4,5 5AP,6AP Level Wakefield Levels 1-4 Level 1-4 Levels 1,2,3,4 5AP,6AP Levels 1,2,3 Levels 1,2,3,4 (VSEN Distance Learning) Levels 1,2,3,4 5AP Levels 1,2,3,4AP 5AP Levels 1 & 2 Washington Lee Levels 1-4 Levels 1-4 Levels 1,2,3,4,5 IB/SL 1&2 Levels 1 – 3 4 & 5AP (Distance Learning) Levels 1,2,3 (Distance Learning) Levels 1,2,3,4 4AP IB/SL 1&2 Levels 1,2,3,4,5 5AP,6AP IB/SL 1&2 Levels 1,2,3, 4AP,5AP IB/HL 1&2 Yorktown Level 1-4 Levels 1-4 Levels 1,2,3,4,5,6, 5AP,6AP Levels 3 4 & 5AP (Distance Learning Levels 1,2,3,4 (Distance Learning) Levels 1,2,3,4,5 4AP,5AP Levels 1,2,3,4,5,6, 5AP,6AP Levels 1,2,3

11 Functional Communication Perspectives and Practices Other Disciplines Target Language & Culture To Your Own Application to the World Beyond the Classroom National Goals

12 Goals and Standards Communication – Goal # 1 – Use knowledge and language skills for functional communication Cultures – Goal # 2 – Gain knowledge of other cultural perspectives and practices Connections – Goal # 3 – Connect foreign language study to experiences in other curricular areas and to personal interests Comparisons – Goal # 4 – Compare the target language and culture with own language and culture Communities – Goal # 5 – Use the language and apply learning to the world beyond the classroom

13 Anticipated Performance Outcomes

14 Arlington Speaking/Writing Proficiency Correlation to ACTFL Levels APS Modern Language Fluent Speakers LEVEL I SpeakingNovice-Low-MidIntermediate-Mid WritingNovice-Low-MidIntermediate-Low LEVEL II SpeakingNovice-Mid-HighIntermediate-High WritingNovice Mid-High Intermediate Mid LEVEL III Speaking Novice- High/Intermediate-Low Advanced Low Writing Novice- High/Intermediate-Low Intermediate High LEVEL IV SpeakingIntermediate Low-MidAdvanced-Mid WritingIntermediate Low-MidAdvanced-Low LEVEL V-VI SpeakingIntermediate-MidAdvanced-High WritingIntermediate-MidAdvanced-Mid

15 Advanced Studies Diploma For more information, please see the APS Program of StudiesAPS Program of Studies

16 Other Opportunities I: Advanced Placement Courses in High School French AP-5 & AP-6 German AP-4 & AP-5 Latin AP-4 & AP-5 Spanish AP-5 & AP-6 Spanish for Fluent SpeakersAP-Language (4th yr) AP-Literature I AP-Literature II Chinese (Virtual Virginia)AP-5 International Baccalaureate (T-J MS & W-L HS) French, Latin, Spanish, Arabic & Chinese

17 Other Opportunities II: Summer Study in Arlington with STARTALK

18 Other Opportunities III: Summer Study at the Governor’s Academy FrenchArabic GermanChinese SpanishJapanese LatinRussian

19 Other Opportunities IV: Summer Study Overseas through the State Department

20 Originally prepared by Margaret E. Malone, Ph.D. Mother of Spanish FLES Program Students

21 Overview Why do we learn languages? What are the benefits of learning languages? What do we mean by “functional proficiency” and why does it take so long?

22 Why do we learn languages? Communication Learning Culture Friends Interest Requirements Other …

23 What are some benefits of language learning? Practical – Ease of communication with others at home and away Intellectual – Good for the brain, helps learn other subjects, increases executive function, creativity and cognitive flexibility Patriotic/Service – Serve others by ability to communicate, translate, understand Global Perspectives – Understand what others say and write and how they live and think

24 What is functional proficiency? (1/2) Function: ability to get along, make transactions, get things done, learn, work and operate in a setting Functional speaking, listening, reading and writing within the culture

25 What is functional proficiency? (2/2) Making a transaction – Buy bread – Make a contract Expressing an opinion – Pink vs. blue – Redskins vs Cowboys Explaining Handling a complicated situation Integrating skills (interacting, interpreting, presenting)

26 What are the Major Levels? How are They Defined?

27 How long does functional speaking proficiency take to learn? Words and phrases: Beginning years – Dog – (I) Don’t understand Sentences: Beginning years + – I have a dog. He is brown. I love him. Coherent pieces: Time on task and practice; accuracy – A story of how my dog and I met for the first time Extended discourse: – It’s better to adopt an adult dog than a puppy

28 A Few (out of many) Opportunities for Young People with Strong Proficiency in Another Language …

29 STARTALK Summer Intensive Programs https://STARTALK.umd.edu https://STARTALK.umd.edu National Security Language Initiative for Youth Summer Programs Abroad Critical Language Scholarship Program Boren Awards for International Study The Language Flagships

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31 More Sites About Language Web Links at Careers in Language Foreign Language Resource Centers General Resources Media Resources Professional Associations

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