FL Next Generation World Languages Standards
FL4K’s Alignment with FL Next Generation World Languages Standards
Florida Standard #1: Interpretive Listening
The student will be able to understand and interpret information, concepts, and ideas orally from culturally authentic sources on a variety of topics in the target language
FL4K Interpretive Listening:
Interpretive communication involves listening to and reading about everyday topics, such as current events, news about family and friends, social events, personal viewpoints, social media, and so on. Students develop greater understanding and insight into the nature of language and culture, including their native or first language, as they learn to draw on specific strategies and skills sets to infer meaning in situations where no negotiation takes place. Multiple practice activities, redo/retake options, instant feedback opportunities are provided to increase confidence.
Florida Standard 2: Interpretative Reading
The student will be able to understand and interpret information, concepts, and ideas in writing from culturally authentic sources on a variety of topics in the target language.
FL4K Interpretive Reading
Content is contextualized and represents relevant topics/situations in everyday life of the student. Readings are fiction/non-fiction with culture embedded across a wide range of disciplines such as climate change, animal habitats, career, wellness, transportation, visual/performing arts, etc, and songs are used to support comprehension, literacy, and cultural understandings. Diverse ages, races, nationalities are represented.
Florida Standard 3: Interpersonal Communication
The student will be able to engage in conversations and exchange information, concepts, and ideas orally and in writing with a variety of speakers or readers on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.
FL4K Interpersonal Communication
Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions. Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics. Multiplayer games and hands-on activities allow students to interact, collaborate and work as a team.
Through an extensive activity curriculum, students are chatting, playing games designed for the world language classroom, performing dialogues and role plays, following TPR and other directions as well as demonstrating understanding and application through hands-on activities developed for the classroom teacher. Connections to every-day life, current events and other disciplines are reinforced.
Learners are actively engaged in exploring their world and the outside world to better understand, communicate appropriately, and use their target language at the assigned proficiency level with the knowledge of the nuances in the language/communication. The culture card component of the FL4K program allows students to explore other cultures and react to the information in various mediums. Authentic cultural resources are used in various social media formats and role plays are integrated so students incorporate the vocabulary/customs/etiquette into scenarios that mimic real life situations. Students also do polls, debate, make cultural comparisons and work in a digital format similar to Instagram. Dialogues allow students playback opportunities for incorrect responses are provided to assist students in the learning process. Teachers can assign differentiated activities to meet student skill level. Super seven verbs are used to enable students to acquire language in a natural format. Projects and various presentational mediums are incorporated and can be done by individual, pairs or small group. A list of hands-on activities is provided for teacher/district selection.
Florida Standard 4: Presentational Speaking
The student will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.
FL4K Presentational Speaking
Presents products, practices, and perspectives of 11 Hispanic cultures with opportunities for investigation and interaction. The program includes cultural comparisons, reflection questions, polls, and opportunities for critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making with regard to the following topics: geography and climate, citizens, languages, sites of interest, transportation, animals, food, lodging, nature, adventures, contemporary topics, and the arts.
Provides an engaging and fun language acquisition and intercultural awareness program possible for today’s student so that they can communicate naturally and spontaneously, including Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational skill-building with a complete video program interwoven with an intercultural curriculum, authentic resources, reading program, hands-on activities, online practice questions, and games specifically designed to build oral proficiency.
Florida Standard 5: Presentational Writing
The student will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of readers on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.
FL4K: Presentational Writing
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. A full teacher hands-on resource accompanies the program to engage students in interesting activities and projects.
Florida Standard 6: Culture
The student will be able to use the target language to gain knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the relationship among practices, products, and perspectives of cultures other than his/her own.
Provides opportunities to compare, connect, and communicate through cultural contexts using authentic resources and offers ideas for teachers and students on how to interact with local and international communities. Various social media components are embedded in the program to allow for debate, discourse, videos, broadcasts, etc. Cross-content connections are made that meet the standards of other disciplines
Florida Standard 7: Connections
The student will be able to acquire, reinforce, and further his/her knowledge of other disciplines through the target language. Consider Future Ready for the 21st Century themes and skills integrated into all content standards areas Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively.
Provides opportunities to compare, connect, and communicate through cultural contexts using authentic resources and offers ideas for teachers and students on how to interact with local and international communities. Various social media components are embedded in the program to allow for debate, discourse, videos, broadcasts, etc. Cross-content connections are made that meet the standards of other disciplines. Provides opportunities for collaboration, promoting leadership, critical thinking and problem solving, decision-making, developing technology and media literacy skills, encouraging accountability and responsibility, and developing interculturality and global citizenship. Aligns with ACTFL 21st Century World Readiness Standards and NC Future-Ready Standards.
Florida Standard 8: Comparisons
The student will be able to develop insight into the nature of the target language and culture by comparing his/her own language(s) and cultures to others.
Reflect the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements Proficiency Benchmarks: Learners identify and investigate some typical products related to everyday life in the target culture(s) and in the learners’ own culture. They begin to infer perspectives (attitudes, values, beliefs, the way a native speaker living in the target culture interprets meaning) of the target culture society. Communities, animals and their habitats, technology, geography, climate, fine and performing arts. Learners recognize and identify a few typical practices of the target culture
Florida Standard 9: Communities
The student will be able to use the target language both within and beyond the school setting to investigate and improve his/her world beyond his/her immediate surroundings for personal growth and enrichment.
Cultivates cultural understanding and awareness of what it means to be a global citizen. Relevant, interesting cultural resources are used to help students embrace diversity and open their eyes to other perspectives.
Florida Seal of Biliteracy/Achievement
Set clear expectations that guide users by giving performance examples describing what students can do with the language they are learning at the targeted level. The guide is sequential, organized as a continuum toward higher levels of proficiency. (Novice low – Advanced)
Fosters an acquisition process with proficiency targets that lead to a student feeling comfortable and confident with the target language, with the goal of reaching a Novice-High or higher level of proficiency.
Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement moving towards proficiency and a achievement on the Seal of Biliteracy.
Offers Can-Do Statements with built-in recording features for students to provide evidence of what they can do as they progress on a continuum of proficiency according to skill in an interwoven language and culture program with a seven-level intercultural curriculum for differentiation including heritage speakers.