Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Guidelines from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Advanced Low level

Reading

  • Understand conventional narrative and descriptive texts with a clear underlying structure. These texts predominantly contain high-frequency vocabulary and structures.
  • Understand the main ideas, and some supporting details.

Listening

  • Understand short conventional narrative and descriptive texts with a clear underlying structure.
  • Understand the main facts and some supporting details.

Writing

  • Meet basic work and/or academic writing needs.
  • Narrate and describe in major time frames with some control of aspect.
  • Compose simple summaries on familiar topics.
  • Combine and link sentences into texts of paragraph length and structure.

Speaking

  • Handle a variety of communicative tasks.
  • Participate in most informal and some formal conversations on topics related to school, home, and leisure activities.
  • Speak about some topics related to employment, current events, and matters of public and community interest.
  • Narrate and describe in the major time frames of past, present, and future in paragraph-length discourse with some control of aspect.
  • Combine and link sentences into connected discourse of paragraph length.
  • Handle appropriately the essential linguistic challenges presented by a complication or an unexpected turn of events.
  • Use communicative strategies such as rephrasing and circumlocution.
  • Contribute to the conversation with sufficient accuracy, clarity, and precision to convey their intended message without misrepresentation or confusion.

Culture & literature

  • Discuss cultural topics and major literary works in Spanish.