Foreign Language

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
ITAL 54Advanced Conversational Italian^ Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations. ^ Students will demonstrate the ability to accurately respond or react to a set of unpredictable questions. ^ Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
JAPN 5Advanced Japanese^ Japanese 5 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 5 vocabulary and grammer at a advanced low level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidalines) ^ Japanese students will be able to answer questions about the Japanese culture presented in movies/plays/poems. ^ Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement. ^ Students will be able to recall of the Potential forms the forms of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will become familiar with past and present cultural characteristics of several francophone countries, as discussed in an advanced level course.
ITAL 53Continuing Conversational Italian^ Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations. ^ Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation. ^ This course is currently not offered. We will offer it in Fall 2016.
SPAN 54Continuing Conversational Spanish^ Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations. ^ Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
ARAB 2Continuing Elementary Arabic^ Students will be able to recombine learned material and vocabulary to write simple sentences on familiar topics with a focus on elements from daily life without being able to sustain sentence-level writing all the time. ^ Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Arabic culture as taught in a continuing beginning level class. ^ Students will demonstrate acquired knowledge of Arabic vocabulary and grammatical structures by reading, comprehending, and translating Arabic sentences into English. ^ Students will demonstrate comprehension of simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structures they have learned. ^ Students will demonstrate the ability to tell time using the correct expressions in Modern Standard Arabic. ^ Students will read a text related to one of the topics from relevant chapters in the text ^ Students will show understanding of basic facts about Arab culture as taught in a continuing elementary level language class.
CHIN 2Continuing Elementary Chinese^ Students will be able to recall different type of Verbs. ^ Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired. ^ Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a continuing beginning level class. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context. ^ The students will be able to comprehend the target language.
FRCH 2Continuing Elementary French^ Beginning to use language creatively, student will be able to write about personal past events and relate other people's past stories. ^ Students will answer 50 multiple choice questions using the vocabulary as presented in a context. ^ Students will be able to answer questions about the French culture. ^ Students will be able to understand and use most elementary structural concepts and rules. ^ Students will be able to understand novice-high level written texts. ^ Students will be acquainted with the basic characteristics of the cultures of several francophone countries as taught in a second semester class. ^ Using mostly learned phrases, students will be able to talk about their past, present or future immediate environment.
ITAL 2Continuing Elementary Italian^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context. ^ Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture. ^ Students will be able to identify the meaning of terms in the target language
JAPN 2Continuing Elementary Japanese^ Japanese 2 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 2 vocabulary and grammer at a continuing elementery level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidalines) ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will be acquainted with the basic characteristics of the culture as it relates to festivals and events as taught in a second semester class. ^ Students will demonstrate writing ability by composing simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabularies and sentence structures they have learned. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
SPAN 2Continuing Elementary Spanish^ As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of the countries in this course: Guatemala, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina and Panama. ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will demonstrate correct usage of the preterit versus the imperfect tense. ^ Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of a Continuing Elementary Spanish text. ^ Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an continuing elementary Spanish text. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
CHIN 4Continuing Intermediate Chinese^ Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement. ^ Students will be able to recall the Passive forms ofVerbs. . ^ Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired ^ Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a continuing intermediate level class. ^ The students will be able to comprehend the target language.
FRCH 54Continuing Intermediate Conversational French^ Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations. ^ Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
FRCH 4Continuing Intermediate French^ Students will be able to answer questions about the French culture. ^ Students will be able to discuss feelings, relate stories and hypothesize about past, present or future events in their own and other people's lives. ^ Students will be able to understand and analyze short literary and journalistic texts and simple poetry ^ Students will be able to understand and apply intermediate level structural concepts and rules. ^ Students will be able to write short texts with intermediate-high level structural accuracy and vocabulary ^ Students will find the vocabulary words from a reading as it is presented in context. ^ Students will learn to understand the historical and political reasons for living conditions in several francophone countries as taught in an immediate level course. ^ Students will present a sketch in class using the vocabulary and grammar in context.
ITAL 4Continuing Intermediate Italian^ Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement. ^ Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture. ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Subjunctive Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context. ^ Students will read the conclusion of a story (approximately 10 pages) in class and answer content questions. ^ Students will use written target language allowing for clear comprehension and using correct syntax.
JAPN 4Continuing Intermediate Japanese^ Japanese 4 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 4 vocabulary and grammer at a continuing intermediate level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidalines) ^ Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement. ^ Students will be able to answer questions about the Japanese culture. ^ Students will be able to recall the Passive forms of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will be able to transcribe, recognize/define, and pronounce the Continued intermediate level-Japanese 4 vocabulary with correct usage of Hiragana, Katakana, and limited number of Kanji Characters. ^ Students will present a sketch in class using the vocabulary and grammar in context. ^ The student will use the informal style, polite style and formal style (with honorifics and humble forms) in the three basic structures, N+ N, N+ADJ and N+V, properly in writing.
SPAN 4Continuing Intermediate Spanish^ Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement. ^ Students will be able to recall and apply the forms of the Past Subjunctive Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will demonstrate comprehension of the plot of a short story. ^ Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an Continuing Intermediate Spanish text.
SPAN 12Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking^ In an embedded test, students will have to identify the word that is correctly accented. ^ Students will be able to form and / or identify the present perfect of verbs. ^ Students will be able to identify the direct and indirect object nouns in series of sentences and replace the nouns with objective pronouns. Including the "se" in the combinations: lo, la, las, & los. ^ Students will comprehend the plot of a short story. ^ Students will correctly identify if and where a written accent mark is required. ^ Students will demonstrate knowledge of the application of the rules of accent mark in Spanish.
ITAL 52Conversational Italian^ Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations. ^ Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
SPAN 53Conversational Spanish^ Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations. ^ Students will communicate effectively in the target language with other students in original situational dialogues. Eighty percent of students will achieve at least 80%. ^ Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
GERM 2Countinuing Elementary German^ Beginning to use language creatively, students will be able to write about personal past events. ^ Knowledge of the German culture. Students will be able to identify key elements of the German culture. ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will demonstrate intermediate written communication of simple to complex sentences and utilize German vocabulary related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structure they have learned. ^ Students will read a text related to chapters 7 and 8 in Treffpunkt Deutsch and answer questions based on the text. ^ Students will read a text related to one of the topics from chapters 5-8 in Treffpunkt Deutsch. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
ARAB 1Elementary Arabic^ Students will demonstrate comprehension of simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structures they have learned. ^ Students will demonstrate familiarity with all letters of the alphabet in all their forms and the ability to write them correctly. ^ Students will demonstrate recognition and comprehension of Arabic vocabulary words learned during the semester. ^ Students will show understanding of basic facts about Arab culture as taught in a elementary level class. ^ The student will be able to: Communicate minimally using memorized expressions or a recombination of these where conversation is restricted to predictable topics like personal information, basic objects, immediate needs, preferences and a limited number of activities
CHIN 1Elementary Chinese^ Students will be able to recall the different aspects of Verbs . ^ Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired ^ Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a beginning level class. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context. ^ The students will be able to comprehend the target language.
FRCH 1Elementary French^ French 1 students will be able to differentiate between oral statements about the past, the present, and the future tense. ^ French 1 students will be able to recognize statements about the past, the present and the future. ^ Students will answer 50 multiple choice questions about the vocabulary learned during the semester. ^ Students will answer orally questions presented in a certain context. ^ Students will be able to answer questions about the French Culture. ^ Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the cultures of several francophone countries as taught in a beginning level class. ^ Students will be acquainted with basic structural concepts and rules. ^ Using learned phrases students will be able to write simple texts about their immediate concrete environment. ^ Using learned phrases, students will be able to respond to questions about their present or future immediate concrete environment.
GERM 1Elementary German^ Students will demonstrate basic written communication of simple sentences and utilize German vocabulary related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structure they have learned. ^ Students will perform sketches/skits in class and will orally demonstrate key grammatical concepts of the German language while presenting on an element of German culture. ^ Knowledge of culture of Germany. Students will be able to identify key elements of the German culture. ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will perform sketches/skits in class and will orally demonstrate key grammatical concepts of the German language while presenting on an element of German culture. ^ Students will read a short text related to one of the topics from the first four chapters. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context. ^ Using learned phrases, students will produce an essay based on the grammar and vocabulary from the first four chapters of the text.
ITAL 1Elementary Italian^ Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
JAPN 1Elementary Japanese^ Japanese 1 students will be able to recognize statements about the past, the present and the future. ^ Japanese 1 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 1 vocabulary and grammer at a novice level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidalines) ^ Japanese students will be able to identify basic cultural information related to Japanese in the U.S.A. and in Japan ^ Students will be able to read and write simple sentences in hiragana, with an introductory understanding of katakana. ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
SPAN 1Elementary Spanish^ As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of Spain, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Cuba, as well as the latino population in the United States and Canada. ^ Spanish 1 students will be able to understand elementary Spanish grammar. ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an elementary Spanish text. ^ Students will demonstrate the ability to correctly use the verbs tener, ser and estar in the present tense. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
FRCH 60French Culture Through Cinema^ Students learn vocabulary associated with making movies and with discussing movies as works of art. ^ Students will be able to analyze the historical, social, and philosophical background of French-speaking movies from different francophone countries as well as the psychological motivations of the characters in the movies. ^ The history of French (and to a lesser degree of American) Cinema, from its start in Paris, to the present time.
CHIN 3Intermediate Chinese^ Students will be able to recall of different aspects of verbs ^ Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired. ^ Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a intermediate level class. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context. ^ The students will comprehend the target language.
FRCH 53Intermediate Conversational French^ Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations. ^ Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
FRCH 3Intermediate French^ Students will be able to answer questions about the French culture. ^ Students will be able to evaluate the cultures of several francophone countries as taught in an intermediate level course. ^ Students will be able to talk about past, present or future events in their own and other people's lives. ^ Students will be able to understand and apply most intermediate level structural concepts and rules. ^ Students will be able to understand intermediate level written texts. ^ Students will be able to write (using somewhat creative language) about present, future, past and hypothetical events. ^ Students will find the vocabulary words from a reading as it is presented in context. ^ Students will present sketches in class using the vocabulary and grammar as presented in context.
GERM 3Intermediate German^ Students will be able to identify key elements of the German culture. ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Future Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will present sketches in which they demonstrate their oral proficiency in grammar and understanding of German culture. ^ Students will read a text related to one of the topics from chapters 9-12 in Treffpunkt Deutsch. ^ Students will read a text related to the topics from chapter 11 in Treffpunkt Deutsch ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
ITAL 3Intermediate Italian^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context. ^ Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture. ^ Students will be able to compose a three paragraph essay in which they independently use the present subjunctive correctly ^ Students will be able to read a text on a familiar topic fluently. ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Future Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
JAPN 3Intermediate Japanese^ Japanese 3 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 2 vocabulary and grammer at a intermediate level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidalines) ^ Students will be able to answer questions about the Japanese culture. ^ Students will be able to recall the short forms of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will demonstrate writing ability by composing simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabularies and sentence structures they have learned. ^ Students will present sketches in class using the vocabulary and grammar as presented in context. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
SPAN 3Intermediate Spanish^ As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, la Republica Dominicana and El Salvador. ^ In an embedded quiz, 80% of students will have at least 80% correct answers, which reflect their understanding of the reading. ^ Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Subjunctive Mode/Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs. ^ Students will demonstrate correct usage of the present indicative versus present subjunctive. ^ Students will demonstrate knowledge of various cultural aspects in several Hispanic countries. These countries will include Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Repķblica Dominicana, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, and Uruguay. ^ Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
ITAL 60Italian Culture Through Cinema^ Acquaintance with History of Italian Cinema The history of Italian Cinema, from Neorealism to the present time. ^ Students will be able to analyze the historical, social, and philosophical background of Italian-speaking movies from different regions of Italy as well as the psychological motivations of the characters in the movies. ^ Students will correctly identify the veracity of statements pertaining to Italian history and culture as pertinent to the films viewed in class.
SPAN 11Spanish for the Spanish Speaking^ Embedded in the final exam there will be statements that include the use of anglicisms. Students will choose from a list of several words the expression from standard/conventional Spanish that would replace the anglicism. ^ Embedded in the final exam will be statements that include the use of an anglicism. Students will choose from a list of several words the expression from standard/conventional Spanish that would replace the anglicism. ^ Spanish 11 students will recognize the need of a written accent on the stressed syllable every time a word breaks this phonetic accent rule. ^ Students will be required to apply the phonetic accent rules by writing an accent mark on the words that require it or recognizing the words where the written accent is properly applied. The SPAN 11 faculty will embed ten words and two sentences into a final exam. ^ Students will comprehend the plot of a short story. ^ Students will correctly choose the word from conventional Spanish that replaces the anglicism used.