Outlines & Standards

Course Outline & FL Standards Level I

   Foreign Language Standards Level I.pdf 

Upon completion of Year I course, the student should be able to: Express greeting and make introductions, build a speaking vocabulary, use correct pronunciation in speech and in reading alourd, engage in simple conversations, identify basic sounds in listening discrimination exercises, demonstrate increasing awareness of Italian culture.

Course Outline & FL Standards Level II    Foreign Language Standards Level II.pdf 

Upon completion of Year II course, the student should be able to: Improve mastery of functions described in Year I, expand speaking vocabulary, speak and understand Italian in familiar situations, create simple dialogues, provide language with increased accuracy, begin to produce authentic pronunciation to include improvement of intonation, stress, rhythm and linking, demonstrate reading comprehension skills in the written language, demonstrate a basic knowledge, demonstrate a basic knowledge of Italian geographical areas, history, and customs.

Course Outline & FL Standards Level III    Foreign Language Standards Level III.pdf 

Upon completion of Year III course, the student should be able to: Initiate questions and responses, demonstrate comprehension of short conversations and narrative passages, discuss simple topics, read aloud with accuracy, use idiomatic expressions, experiment with complex sentence patterns, write variations of patterns previously learned, express opinions in a specific topic.

Course Outline & FL Standards Level IV    Foreign Language Standards Level IV.pdf 

Upon completion of Italian IV course, the student should be ab to: Form and use a variety of questioning techniques, comprehend spoken Italian at normal speed, create meaningful conversations in a variety of situations, compare concepts, narrate and describe in major tenses, demonstrate oral proficiency in using proper grammar and syntax, express viewpoints on unfamiliar topics, write short compositions, demonstrate knowledge of linguistic and social values through behavior and speech, e.g. gestures and dress.

Course Outline & FL Standards Level V    Foreign Language Standards Level V.pdf 

Upon completion of Year V course, the student should be able to: Speak in Italian with increased ease, fluency, and accuracy; analyze and report on media presentations, social and political issues, and literary selections, respond coherently and spontaneously to prompts and unexpected situations, discuss solutions to a variety of situations.

Course Outline & FL Standards Level VI    Foreign Language Standards Level VI.pdf 

Upon completion of Year VI course, the student should be able to: Create stories orally from pictorial cues, interpret the content of an oral presentation of an unfamiliar topic, understand native speakers in various situations, interpret media presentations, discuss and interpret a variety of literary works, support and defend opinions, apply grammatical conventions in complex exercises, write detailed compositions based on a given topic, analyze poetry and literary selections, write reports and creative selections in the target language.

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College Board

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The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.   ACTFL holds an annual Convention and World Languages Expo that provides participating teachers with an amazing educational journey with the option to choose from more than 700 educational sessions in a variety of formats covering a wide spectrum of the language profession. The ACTFL Convention is an international event bringing together more than 6,000 language educators from all languages, levels and assignments.
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The American Association of Teachers of Italian is a professional organization of scholars worldwide who contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of Italian Studies through teaching, research, and service. Our mission is to promote, advance, and preserve the study of Italian language, literature, and culture in its multiple historical and contemporary manifestations. The AATI achieves these goals by sponsoring meetings, seminars, conferences, competitions, workshops, national examinations, the National Italian Honor Society, and by publishing the quarterly journal Italica, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research in all areas of Italian studies. The AATI also collaborates with other professional organizations to accomplish its objectives.
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