Students of languages other than English gain the knowledge to understand cultural practices (what people do) and products (what people create) and to increase their understanding of other cultures as well as to interact with members of those cultures. Through the learning of languages other than English, students obtain the tools and develop the context needed to connect with other subject areas and to use the language to acquire information and reinforce other areas of study. Students of languages other than English develop an understanding of the nature of language, including grammar, and culture and use this knowledge to compare languages and cultures and to expand insight into their own language and culture. Students enhance their personal and public lives and meet the career demands of the 21st century by using languages other than English to participate in communities in Texas, in other states, and around the world.
- Students engage in oral and written exchanges of learned material to socialize and to provide and obtain information.
- Students demonstrate understanding of simple, clearly spoken, and written language such as simple stories, high-frequency commands, and brief instructions when dealing with familiar topics.
- Students present information using familiar words, phrases, and sentences to listeners and readers.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the practices (what people do) and how they are related to the perspectives (how people perceive things) of the cultures studied.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the products (what people create) and how they are related to the perspectives (how people perceive things) of the cultures studied.
- Students use resources (that may include technology) in the language and cultures being studied to gain access to information.
- Students use the language to obtain, reinforce, or expand knowledge of other subject areas.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the student's own language and the language studied.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the student's own culture and the cultures studied.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the influence of one language and culture on another.
- Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting through activities such as participating in cultural events and using technology to communicate.
- Students show evidence of becoming a lifelong learner by using the language for personal enrichment and career development.
19 TAC, Title 19, Part II
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Languages Other Than English
Subchapter C. High School
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