6.29.8. Primary and Secondary Education Standards for Excellence World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
The purpose of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)’s world readiness standards for learning languages, as reflected herein, is to ensure all K-12 students are prepared with 21st-century skills that will enable success in college, careers, and within local and global multilingual communities.
A. Interpersonal communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
B. Interpretative communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
C. Presentational communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.
[126.96.36.199 NMAC – Rp, 188.8.131.52 NMAC, 07/01/2018]
A. Relating cultural practices to perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
B. Relating cultural products to perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.
[184.108.40.206 NMAC – Rp, 220.127.116.11 NMAC, 07/01/2018]
A. Making connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking to solve problems creatively.
B. Acquiring information and diverse perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures.
[18.104.22.168 NMAC – Rp, 22.214.171.124 NMAC, 07/01/2018]
A. Language comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
B. Cultural comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
[126.96.36.199 NMAC – N, 07/01/2018]
A. School and global communities: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in their community and the globalized world.
B. Lifelong learning: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement.
[188.8.131.52 NMAC – N, 07/01/2018]
Effective Date July 1, 2018
Comparing the World-Readiness Standards (WRS) for Learning Languages to the NM Modern, Classical, and Native Languages Content Standards (MCNL)
This document is designed to help teachers link the MCNL standards with the WRS for learning languages and is intended to show the relationship between both sets of standards.