Integrating Standards


Learning more about integrating standards


View two videos (#12 and #30) that illustrate the integration of the five Cs.


Three Strands

The Interpretive Mode of communication is where students demonstrate understanding of spoken and written communication within appropriate cultural contexts. Examples of this kind of "one-way" reading or listening include cultural interpretations of printed texts, videos, online texts, movies, radio and television broadcasts, and speeches. Beyond the Novice level, "interpretation" differs from "comprehension" because it implies the ability to read or listen "between the lines" and "beyond the lines." For more on the interpretive mode of communication:
The Interpersonal Mode of communication, is where students engage in direct oral and/or written communication with others. Examples of this "two-way" communication include conversing face-to-face, participating in online discussions or videoconferences, instant messaging and text messaging, and exchanging personal letters or e-mail messages. For more on the interpersonal mode of communication:
The Presentational Mode of communication, is where students present, orally and/or in writing, information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers with whom there is no immediate interaction. Examples of this "one-to-many" mode of communication include a presentation to a group, posting an online video or webpage, creating and posting a podcast or videocast, and writing an article for a newspaper.
The Role of Grammar in the World Languages Class
While knowledge of the grammar of a language (e.g., rules for syntax, tense, and other elements of usage) is not an explicit goal of the revised New Jersey World Languages standard, grammar plays a supporting role in allowing students to achieve the stated linguistic proficiency goals. Grammar is one tool that supports the attainment of the stated linguistic goals; others tools include knowledge of vocabulary, sociolinguistic knowledge, understanding of cultural appropriateness, and grasp of communication strategies.
Students who are provided with ample opportunities to create meaning and use critical thinking skills in a language of study achieve linguistic proficiency. Research has established that all grammar learning must take place within a meaningful context, with the focus on producing structures to support communication.


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Source: New Jersey WL Standards