The 5 "C's" of learning a world language
World Language Standards from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
All world language courses at HPSHS use the 5 "C's" as the basis for their classroom practice.
Interactional Communication: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
Interpretive Communication: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Presentational Communication: Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
Cultural Practices: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
Cultural Products: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.
- Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
- Students acquire information and recognize the distinctiveviewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and itscultures.
- Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own
- Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
- Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
- Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.