These standards shaped the development of the Amistades Futuras curriculum. Learning opportunities in each unit address all of these national standards.
Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
Students understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish on a variety of topics.
Students present information, concepts, and ideas in Spanish to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of Hispanic cultures.
Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of Hispanic cultures.
Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through Spanish.
Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the Spanish language and its cultures.
Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons between Spanish and English.
Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons between Hispanic cultures and their own.
Students use Spanish both within and beyond the school setting.
Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using Spanish for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
From Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, 3rd ed.Lawrence, KS: Allen Press, 2006.