Community College of Rhode Island

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Elementary II

Course Learning Outcomes

Introduction

Using the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, a successful student, upon completing an Elementary 1020 or *1040 course, will demonstrate emergent cultural awareness and sensitivity and will demonstrate the ability to take part in more complex conversations and to participate in exchanges such as:

(*NB Elementary 1040 is designed for students with previous experience in the language and/or placement testing.)

  1. Relating past events
  2. *Talking about one's daily experiences including topics such as:  careers, family/friends, food/restaurant, geography, health/illness, housing, holidays, leisure activities, student life/educational system, and travel
  3. Formal/Informal Commands
  4. Numbers 1000 – million

*NB. The order of starred topics may vary according to course or language.

Measures of Learning

  • Oral and Written Exams

Please note: Use of the following measures of learning may vary in degree depending on topic, faculty preference, as well as student needs

  • In-class activities
  • Presentations
  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Web Research Projects
  • Written Compositions
  • Oral Presentations
  • Group Activities
  • End-of-Semester Culture Presentation

Methods of Teaching

  • Lecture
  • Total Physical Response
  • Group Work
  • Paired Work
  • Student Reports
  • Whole-class discussion
  • Role-Plays
  • Field Trips
  • Information-exchange Activities
  • Dictation
  • Readings
  • On-line Activities
  • Songs
  • Games
  • Reading aloud of the text for pronunciation, intonation, oral practice, and comprehension
  • Dictation, translation, and listening activities for comprehension, grammar, and accurate use of idiomatic expressions
  • Cooperative learning
  • Audio visual materials/cultural videos/ instructors' web pages
  • Cultural activities/excursions

5 Cs - Foreign Language Standards

  1. Communication
  2. Cultures
  3. Connections
  4. Comparisons
  5. Communities

Core Competencies Outcome Alignment

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Global Perspectives

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Last Updated: 12/23/13