Student Learning Outcomes
Student learning outcomes for the modern languages program
- Students will demonstrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the
target language consistent with the Advanced levels as defined by the American Council
on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
- Students will demonstrate an accurate understanding of linguistic concepts related
to the target language, including the fundamentals of phonetics, semantics, and morphology
and syntax, as well as basic pragmatic and sociolinguistic aspects.
- Students will demonstrate awareness of key similarities and differences between their
own cultural practices and perspectives and those of target language groups and the
ability to express divergent cultural viewpoints clearly and accurately in speech
- Students will articulate knowledge of major literary, artistic, and cultural works
and figures associated with target language societies.
- Students will analyze and interpret authentic texts and other cultural products in
clearly organized and coherent presentations in speech and writing in ways that reflect
informed understanding of relevant contextual factors, including socio-historical
influences and cultural traditions, perspectives, and behavioral patterns.
- Students will integrate target language proficiencies, intercultural competencies,
technology skills, and critical modes of thinking and expression to effectively perform
tasks typical of today’s globalized work environment, including professional communications,
translation, and project collaboration.
Additional outcome for the BSEd teacher education program
- Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of pedagogical theories, foreign
language teaching methods, best practices, and standards (institutional, state, and
national) and the ability to apply them in ways that increase the language proficiency
and cultural competence of their students.