CCSD Curriculum Elements

Cobb County World Language Program courses are designed to assist the students' development of language and intercultural skills. Each course has set learning targets based on ACTFL's language proficiency standards and NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Statements. ACTFL standards goal areas are: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

Communication

This is the main area of the standards and in which we based a great part of our course program.  There are three modes within the communication standards, Interpersonal, Presentational, and Interpretive.  Use the links below to learn more about the language domains and sublevels for each mode.

MODES CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal Interpersonal CCSD WL Modes Presentational Presentational CCSD WL Modes Interpretive Interpretive
LEVELS CCSD WL SpeakingSpeaking CCSD WL WritingWriting CCSD WL ListeningListening CCSD WL ReadingReading
Novice CCSD WL Interpersonal NH 100px CCSD WL Speaking NH 100px CCSD WL Writing NH 100px CCSD WL Listening NH 100px CCSD WL Reading NH 100px
Intermediate CCSD WL Interpersonal IH 100px CCSD WL Speaking IH 100px CCSD WL Writing IH 100px CCSD WL Listening IH 100px CCSD WL Reading IH 100px
Advanced CCSD WL Interpersonal AH 100px CCSD WL Speaking AH 100px CCSD WL Writing AH 100px CCSD WL Listening AH 100px CCSD WL Reading AH 100px

Culture

The study of culture and language is strongly interconnected. Students use the language to investigate and interact properly with the practices, perspectives, and products of the various cultures. 

 LEVELS CCSD WL Interculturality Products PracticesProducts and Practices  CCSD WL Interculturality PerspectivesPerspectives  CCSD WL Interculturality InteractionsCultural Interaction 
Novice 
CCSD WL Interculturality Products Practices N 100px

CCSD WL Interculturality Perspectives N 100px

CCSD WL Interculturality Interactions N 100px
 Intermediate  CCSD WL Interculturality Products Practices I 100px  CCSD WL Interculturality Perspectives I 100px  CCSD WL Interculturality Interactions I 100px
 Advanced
CCSD WL Interculturality Products Practices A 100px
 CCSD WL Interculturality Perspectives A 100px  CCSD WL Interculturality Interactions A 100px

 

 

For more information and resources about language proficiency go to the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) at: https://www.actfl.org/ 

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Interpersonal NH  CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal WL Proficiency NL 

   

NOVICE LOW:

I can communicate on some very familiar topics using single words and phrases that I have practiced and memorized.

I can greet my peers.

·  I can say hello and goodbye.

I can introduce myself to someone.

· I can tell someone my name.

I can answer a few simple questions.

· I can respond to yes/no questions.

· I can answer an either/or question.

· I can respond to who, what, when, where questions

 

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking  CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal WL Proficiency NM 

 

NOVICE MID:

I can communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases that I have practiced and memorized.

I can greet and leave people in a polite way.

· I can say hello and goodbye to someone my age or younger.

· I can say hello and goodbye to my teacher, professor, or supervisor. I can say hello and goodbye to an adult.

· I can say hello and goodbye to a person I do not know.

I can introduce myself and others.

·  I can introduce myself and provide basic personal information.

· I can introduce someone else. I can respond to an introduction.

I can answer a variety of simple questions.

· I can answer questions about what I like and dislike.

· I can answer questions about what I am doing and what I did.

· I can answer questions about where I’m going or where I went.

· I can answer questions about something I have learned.

I can make some simple statements in a conversation.

· I can tell someone what I am doing.

· I can say where I went. I can say whom I am going to see.

· I can express a positive reaction, such as “Great!”

I can ask some simple questions.

· I can ask who, what, when, where questions.

· I can ask questions about something that I am learning.

I can communicate basic information about myself and people I know.

· I can say my name and ask someone’s name.

· I can say or write something about the members of my family and ask about someone’s family.

· I can say or write something about friends and classmates or co-workers.

I can communicate some basic information about my everyday life.

· I can give times, dates, and weather information.

· I can talk about what I eat, learn, and do.

· I can talk about places I know. I can ask and understand how much something costs.

· I can tell someone the time and location of a community event.

 

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking  CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal WL Proficiency NH 

   

NOVICE HIGH:

I can communicate and exchange information about familiar topics using phrases and simple sentences, sometimes supported by memorized language.

I can usually handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions.

I can exchange some personal information.

· I can ask and say a home address and e-mail address.

· I can ask and say someone’s nationality.

· I can ask and talk about family members and their characteristics.

· I can ask and talk about friends, classmates, teachers, or co-workers.

 I can exchange information using texts, graphs, or pictures.

· I can ask about and identify familiar things in a picture from a story.

· I can ask about and identify important information about the weather using a map.

· I can ask and respond to simple questions about dates, times, places, and events on schedules, posters, and tickets.

· I can respond to simple questions based on graphs or visuals that provide information containing numbers or statistics.

I can ask for and give simple directions.

· I can ask for directions to a place.

· I can tell someone how to get from one place to another, such as go straight, turn left, or turn right.

· I can tell someone where something is located, such as next to, across from, or in the middle of.

I can make plans with others.

· I can accept or reject an invitation to do something or go somewhere.

· I can invite and make plans with someone to do something or go somewhere.

· I can exchange information about where to go, such as to the store, the movie theatre, a concert, a restaurant, the lab, or when to meet.

I can interact with others in everyday situations.

· I can order a meal.

· I can make a purchase.

· I can buy a ticket.

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking  CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal WL Proficiency IL 

   

INTERMEDIATE LOW:

I can participate in conversations on a number of familiar topics using simple sentences.

I can handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions.

I can have a simple conversation on a number of everyday topics.

·  I can talk with someone about family or household tasks.

·  I can talk with someone about hobbies and interests.

·  I can talk with someone about school or work.

 I can ask and answer questions on factual information that is familiar to me.

·  I can ask and answer questions related to subjects such as geography, history, art, music, math, science, language, or literature.

 I can use the language to meet my basic needs in familiar situations.

·  I can ask for help at school, work, or in the community.

·  I can make a reservation.

·  I can arrange for transportation, such as by train, bus, taxi, or a ride with friends.

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking  CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal WL Proficiency IM 

   

INTERMEDIATE MID:

 I can participate in conversations on familiar topics using sentences and series of sentences. I can handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering a variety of questions. I can usually say what I want to say about myself and my

I can start, maintain, and end a conversation on a variety of familiar topics.

·  I can be the first to start a conversation.

·  I can ask for information, details, and explanations during a conversation.

·  I can bring a conversation to a close.

·  I can interview someone for a project or a publication.

I can talk about my daily activities and personal preferences.

·  I can talk about my daily routine.

·  I can talk about my interests and hobbies.

·  I can give reasons for my preferences.

·  I can give some information about activities I did.

·  I can give some information about something I plan to do.

·  I can talk about my favorite music, movies, and sports.

I can use my language to handle tasks related to my personal needs.

·  I can request services, such as repair for a phone, computer, or car.

·  I can schedule an appointment.

·  I can inquire about membership in an organization or club.

I can exchange information about subjects of special interest to me.

·  I can talk about artists from other countries.

·  I can talk about historical events.

·  I can talk about a mathematics, technology, or science project.

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking  CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal WL Proficiency IH 

 

INTERMEDIATE HIGH:

 I can participate with ease and confidence in conversations on familiar topics. I can usually talk about events and experiences in various time frames. I can usually describe people, places, and things. I can handle social interactions in everyday situations, sometimes even when there is an unexpected complication.

I can exchange information related to areas of mutual interest.

·  I can ask for and provide information about specific events.

·  I can ask for and provide information about a hobby or lifestyle, such as bicycling, vegetarianism, video games, or sports.

·  I can ask for and provide descriptions of places I know and also places I would like to visit.

·  I can talk about my family history.

·  I can talk about jobs and career plans.

 I can use my language to do a task that requires multiple steps.

·  I can give the basic rules of a game or sport and answer questions about them.

·  I can ask for, follow, and give instructions for preparing food.

·  I can ask for and follow directions to get from one place to another.

·  I can tell someone how to access information online.

·  I can explain basic rules, policies, or laws that affect us and answer questions about them.

 I can use my language to handle a situation that may have a complication.

·  I can arrange for a make-up exam or reschedule an appointment.

·  I can return an item I have purchased to a store.

·  I can plan an outing with a group of friends.

   

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking  CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal WL Proficiency AL 

 

INTERMEDIATE HIGH:

 I can participate with ease and confidence in conversations on familiar topics. I can usually talk about events and experiences in various time frames. I can usually describe people, places, and things. I can handle social interactions in everyday situations, sometimes even when there is an unexpected complication.

I can exchange information related to areas of mutual interest.

·  I can ask for and provide information about specific events.

·  I can ask for and provide information about a hobby or lifestyle, such as bicycling, vegetarianism, video games, or sports.

·  I can ask for and provide descriptions of places I know and also places I would like to visit.

·  I can talk about my family history.

·  I can talk about jobs and career plans.

 I can use my language to do a task that requires multiple steps.

·  I can give the basic rules of a game or sport and answer questions about them.

·  I can ask for, follow, and give instructions for preparing food.

·  I can ask for and follow directions to get from one place to another.

·  I can tell someone how to access information online.

·  I can explain basic rules, policies, or laws that affect us and answer questions about them.

 I can use my language to handle a situation that may have a complication.

·  I can arrange for a make-up exam or reschedule an appointment.

·  I can return an item I have purchased to a store.

·  I can plan an outing with a group of friends.

   

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking NH 100px  CCSD WL Speaking WL Proficiency NL 

   

NOVICE LOW:

I can present information about myself and some other very familiar topics using single words or memorized phrases.

I can recite words and phrases that I have learned.

·  I can count from 1-10.

·  I can say the date and the day of the week.

·  I can list the months and seasons

 

I can state the names of familiar people, places, and objects in pictures and posters using words or memorized phrases.

·  I can name famous landmarks and people.

·  I can name countries on a map.

·  I can list items I see every day.

 

I can introduce myself to a group.

·  I can state my name, age, and where I live.

·  I can give my phone number, home address, and email address.

 

I can recite short memorized phrases, parts of poems, and rhymes.

·  I can sing a short song.

·  I can recite a nursery rhyme.

·  I can recite a simple poem

 

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking NH 100px  CCSD WL Speaking WL Proficiency NM 

   

NOVICE MID:

I can present information about myself and some other very familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases, and memorized expressions.

I can present information about myself and others using words and phrases.

·  I can say what I look like.

·  I can say what I am like.

·  I can say what someone looks like.

·  I can say what someone is like.

I can express my likes and dislikes using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.

·  I can say which sports I like and don’t like.

·  I can list my favorite free-time activities and those I don’t like.

·  I can state my favorite foods and drinks and those I don’t like.

I can present information about familiar items in my immediate environment.

·  I can talk about my house.

·  I can talk about my school or where I work.

·  I can talk about my room or office and what I have in it.

·  I can present basic information about my community, town/city, state, or country.

I can talk about my daily activities using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.

·  I can list my classes and tell what time they start and end.

·  I can name activities and their times in my daily schedule.

·  I can talk about what I do on the weekends.

I can present simple information about something I learned using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.

·  I can talk about holiday celebrations based on pictures or photos.

·  I can name the main cities on a map.

·  I can talk about animals, colors, foods, historical figures, or sports based on pictures or photos.

 

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking NH 100px  CCSD WL Speaking WL Proficiency NH 

   

NOVICE HIGH:

I can present basic information on familiar topics using language I have practiced using phrases and simple sentences.

I can present information about my life using phrases and simple sentences.

· I can describe my family and friends.

· I can describe my school.

· I can describe where I work and what I do

I can tell about a familiar experience or event using phrases and simple sentences.

· I can tell what I do in class or at work.

· I can tell about what I do during the weekend.

· I can tell about what happens after school or work.

I can present basic information about a familiar person, place, or thing using phrases and simple sentences.

· I can describe a useful website.

· I can talk about my favorite musical group, actor, or author.

· I can describe a landmark, vacation location, or a place I visit.

· I can talk about a famous person from history.

I can present information about others using phrases and simple sentences.

· I can talk about others’ likes and dislikes.

· I can talk about others’ free-time activities.

· I can give basic biographical information about others.

I can give basic instructions on how to make or do something using phrases and simple sentences.

· I can tell how to prepare something simple to eat.

· I can describe a simple routine, like getting lunch in the cafeteria.

· I can give simple directions to a nearby location or to an online resource.

I can present basic information about things I have learned using phrases and simple sentences.

· I can describe a simple process like a science experiment.

· I can present a topic from a lesson based on pictures or photos.

· I can present information about something I learned in a class or at work

· I can present information about something I learned in the community.

 

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking IH 100px  CCSD WL Speaking WL Proficiency IL 

   

INTERMEDIATE LOW:

I can present information on most familiar topics using a series of simple sentences.

I can talk about people, activities, events, and experiences.

·  I can describe the physical appearance of a friend or family member.

·  I can describe another person’s personality.

·  I can describe a school or workplace.

·  I can describe a famous place.

·  I can describe a place I have visited or want to visit.

·  I can present my ideas about something I have learned.

 

I can express my needs and wants.

·  I can describe what I need for school or work.

·  I can talk about what I want or need to do each day.

 

I can present information on plans, instructions, and directions.

·  I can explain the rules of a game.

·  I can give multi-step instructions for preparing a recipe.

·  I can describe what my plans are for the weekend.

·  I can describe what my summer plans are.

·  I can describe holiday or vacation plans.

·  I can describe what is needed for a holiday or a celebration.

·  I can describe what I plan to do next in my life.

I can present songs, short skits, or dramatic readings.

·  I can retell a children’s story.

·  I can present a proverb, poem, or nursery rhyme.

·  I can participate in a performance of a skit or a scene from a play.

 

I can express my preferences on topics of interest.

·  I can give a presentation about a movie or television show that I like.

·  I can give a presentation about a famous athlete, celebrity, or historical figure.

·  I can express my thoughts about a current event I have

·  learned about or researched

 

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking IH 100px  CCSD WL Speaking WL Proficiency IM 

   

INTERMEDIATE MID:

 I can make presentations on a wide variety of familiar topics using connected sentences.

 

I can make a presentation about my personal and social experiences.

·  I can describe a childhood or past experience.

·  I can report on a social event that I attended.

·  I can make a presentation on something new I learned.

·  I can make a presentation about my plans for the future.

I can make a presentation on smething I have learned or researched.

·  I can give a short presentation on a current event.

·  I can present about a topic from an academic subject, such as science, math, art, etc.

·  I can describe how to plan and carry out an event, such as a party or family reunion.

·  I can give a short presentation on a famous person, landmark, or cultural event.

I can make a presentation about common interests and issues and state my viewpoint.

·  I can give a presentation about a favorite movie or song and tell why I like it.

·  I can give a presentation about a famous person or historical figure and tell why he/she is important.

·  I can share my reactions about a current event and explain why the event is in the news.

 

 

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 Performace
Description
 Domain  Level
 CCSD WL Speaking IH 100px  CCSD WL Speaking WL Proficiency IH 

   

INTERMEDIATE HIGH:

I can make presentations in a generally organized way on school, work, and community topics, and on topics I have researched. I can make presentations on some events and experiences in various time frames.

 

I can present information on academic and work topics.

·  I can present ideas about something I have learned, such as a historical event, a famous person, or a current environmental issue.

·  I can explain a series of steps needed to complete a task or experiment.

·  I can explain to someone who was absent what took place in class or on the job.

·  I can present my qualifications and goals for an academic program, training, or job.

 I can make a presentation on events, activities, and topics of particular interest.

·  I can present on something I learned from the media.

·  I can make a presentation about an interesting person.

·  I can summarize a personal, historical, or cultural event.

·  I can give a presentation about my interests, hobbies, lifestyle, or preferred activities.

·  I can make a presentation about the history or current status, of a school, organization, or company.

·  I can make a presentation about future plans.

 I can present my point of view and provide reasons to support it.

·  I can make a presentation on rules or policies such as cell phone use, dress code, or requirements for     driving and explain my viewpoint.

·  I can share and justify my opinion on common issues such as allowances for children, curfews for  teenagers, budget-related topics, etc.

·  I can explain my point of view on current event topics such as recycling, nutrition.

·  I can explain my point of view on current event topics such as recycling, nutrition and exercise, the food supply, conserving energy resources, extreme weather events, etc

 

 

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The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 
Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level.

Level

WL Interpersonal
Interpersonal
Communication

WL Speaking
Presentational
Speaking

WL Writing
Presentational
Writing

WL Listening
Interpretive
Listening

WL Reading
Interpretive
 Reading

Level I

Novice
Low
Novice
Mid
Novice
Low
Novice 
Mid
Novice
Low

Level II

Novice
Mid
Novice
Mid (+)
Novice
Mid
Novice
Mid (+)
Novice
Mid

Level III

Novice
Mid (+)
Novice
High
Novice
Mid (+)
Novice
High
Novice
Mid (+)

Level IV

Novice
High
Intermediate 
Low
Novice
High
Intermediate 
Low
Novice
High

Level V - VIII

Intermediate Low (-) to
Intermediate High (-)
Intermediate 
Mid (-) to 
Intermediate High
Intermediate 
Low (-) to 
Intermediate High (-)
Intermediate 
Mid (-) to 
Intermediate High
Intermediate 
Low (-) to 
Intermediate High (-)
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The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (Expresive and Glossing), understanding language (Receptive and Finger Spelling), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 

Level

Interpersonal
Receptive

Presentational
Expressive

Presentational
Glossing

Interpretive

Interpretive
FingerSpelling

Level I

Novice
Mid
Novice
Mid
Novice
Low
Novice 
High
Novice
Mid

Level II

Novice
High
Novice
High
Novice
Mid
Intermediate 
Low
Novice
High

Level III

Intermediate 
Low (-)
Intermediate 
Low (-)
Novice
High
Intermediate 
Mid (-)
Intermediate 
Low (-)

Level IV

Intermediate 
Low
Intermediate 
Low
Intermediate 
Low
Intermediate 
Mid
Intermediate
Low

Level V - VIII

Intermediate
Mid to
Advanced Low
Intermediate 
Mid to 
Advanced Low
Intermediate 
Mid to 
Advanced Low
Intermediate 
High (-) to 
Advanced Low
Intermediate 
Mid to 
Advanced Low
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