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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Spanish: Hearing Authentic Voices

World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages create a roadmap to guide learners to develop competence to communicate effectively and interact with cultural understanding. This lesson correlates to the following Standards:

Communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes

Interpersonal Communication
Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.

Interpretive Communication
Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

Presentational Communication
Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.

Interact with cultural competence and understanding

Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives
Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.

Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence

Cultural Comparisons
Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.

Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world

School and Global Communities
Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in their community and the globalized world.

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