World Language Standards
Interpersonal ---------- Communication (IC)
Interpretive ----------- Reading (IR) -------- Listening (IL)
Presentational ------- writing (PW) ---------Speaking (PS)
Cultures (CUL)/ Comparisons (COMP)
Connections (CON)/Communities (COM)
Organization of the Standards
Arizona’s World and Native Languages Standards are organized into 9 strands under 2 broad categories: COMMUNICATION and CULTURAL COMPETENCIES.
COMMUNICATION is divided into 3 modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) and these are further divided into 5 strands.
CULTURAL COMPETENCIES are divided into 4 different strands.
These nine strands are not intended to be taught separately and should be interconnected during instruction. Each language has its own linguistic and cultural characteristics and may require different content and pedagogical approaches. The standards are not lineal; they have a dynamic nature to accommodate individual student or language needs.
Interpersonal Communication (IC)
Interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, written, or signed conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
Interpretive Listening (IL)
Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard (communicated in ASL) on a variety of topics.
Interpretive Reading (IR)
Understand, interpret, and analyze what is read or viewed on a variety of topics.
Presentational Speaking (PS)
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 or viewers.
Presentational Writing (PW)
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 readers or viewers.
Use the target language to investigate , explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices, products, and perspectives of cultures studied.
Build, reinforce, and expand knowledge of other content areas and evaluate information and diverse perspectives while using the target language to develop critical thinking and creating problem solving.
Use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language and the concept of culture through comparisons of the target language and cultures studied to one's own.
Use the target language to participate in the community and in the globalized world, for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement.