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Writing at the Intermediate Level: Modes & Standards. Cori Anderson University of Chicago. Overview. Principles Practices Outcomes. Proficiency Guidelines. After one year: Novice High After two years: Intermediate Mid-High In third year: Push to Advanced.

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overview
Overview
  • Principles
  • Practices
  • Outcomes
proficiency guidelines
Proficiency Guidelines
  • After one year:
    • Novice High
  • After two years:
    • Intermediate Mid-High
  • In third year:
    • Push to Advanced

http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012

standards
Standards
  • “5 C’s”
    • Communication
    • Culture
    • Connections
    • Comparisons
    • Communities

http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/StandardsforFLLexecsumm_rev.pdf

modes
Modes
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpretative
  • Presentation

http://ckendall.wikispaces.com/Big+Picture

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Modes

Adapted from: https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/PerformanceDescriptorsLanguageLearners.pdf

three projects
Three projects
  • Russian Geography
  • Current events in Russia
  • Pen-pal with peer student of Russian
  • Other writing:
    • Regular compositions
    • Semi-prepared writing on tests
geography project
Geography Project
  • Goal: learn about a region of Russia outside of the capitals
  • Four components
    • Two essays (300 words each, plus 150 word biography)
    • Online wiki page with partner
    • Oral presentation with partner
    • Mini-debate with class
geography project evaluation
Geography Project - Evaluation
  • Essays
    • Mechanics, organization, citations, spelling, originality
  • Oral Presentation:
    • Pronunciation, grammar, pacing, visual materials
  • Debate:
    • participation, content, grammar
  • Peer evaluation
    • products and processes
geography project1
Geography Project
  • Issues:
    • Vocabulary
    • Purpose of online component?
    • Continue as group project or individual project?
geography project2
Geography Project
  • Modes:
    • Presentational
    • Interpersonal
  • Standards:
    • Communication
    • Culture
    • Comparisons
    • Communities
current events blog
Current Events Blog
  • Goal: learn about modern Russia in an area of interest
  • Two components
    • Four short blog posts (150 words)
    • Eight comments (25-50 words)
  • Sources
    • At least one Russian
    • At least one non-Russian
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Current Events Blog
  • 2014: Sochi Olympics
  • Topics:
    • Preparation & Infrastructure
    • Sporting Events & Results
    • Athletes
    • Non-sporting events
    • History & Geography of Sochi
    • International reaction
    • Tourism
current events blog2
Current Events Blog
  • Typical topics:
    • Business & Economy
    • Social Issues
    • Domestic Policy
    • Foreign Relations
    • Ecology & Environment
    • Culture & Arts
current events blog3
Current Events Blog
  • Evaluation
  • Blog entries:
    • Grammar, Vocabulary, Originality, Organization, Citations, use of sources
  • Comments
    • Grammar, content (on topic)
current events blog4
Current Events Blog
  • Modes:
    • Presentational
    • Interpretive
    • Interpersonal
  • Standards:
    • Communication
    • Comparisons
    • Communities
    • Culture
    • Connections
pen pal
Pen-Pal
  • Goal: use Russian for interpersonal communication on topics of daily life and personal interest
  • Four weekly letters (200 words), plus reading of partner’s emails
pen pal project
Pen-Pal Project
  • Topics
    • Introductions
    • Free time & work
    • Home, dorm, travel
    • Russian culture
  • Prompts in English
pen pal project1
Pen-Pal Project
  • Evaluation
    • Structure of letter
    • Mechanics
    • Vocabulary
    • Appropriateness
    • Creativity/originality
pen pal project2
Pen-Pal Project
  • Modes:
    • Interpersonal
  • Standards:
    • Communication
    • Communities
outcomes
Outcomes
  • Increased command of TL
    • connectors
    • vocabulary
    • narrative skills
  • Increased knowledge of TC
  • Technology skills
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