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 and writing.
  • 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.