Foreign Language – Advanced – Occupational Skills Certificate

The curriculum prepares students for reading, writing, speaking and understanding the language at an advanced level. It also provides substantial cultural knowledge.

This is a 10–12 unit Occupational Skills Certificate aligned with the national ACTFL Advanced criteria of achievement.
http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Listening comprehension
    Demonstrate comprehension of mid-advanced1 level conversations in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  2. Reading
    Demonstrate comprehension of mid-advanced1 level texts in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  3. Writing
    Write at a mid-advanced1 level in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  4. Speaking
    Converse at a mid-advanced1 level in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  5. Cultural competency
    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the culture of this language.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Chinese Option

CHIN 005ADVANCED CHINESE READING AND COMPOSITION3
Select three of the following:6-7
CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)
CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)
CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)
CHINESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
Total Units9-10

French Option

FRNC 006INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE4
FRNC 016FRENCH CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION3
FRNC 014WRITING IN FRENCH2-3
or FRNC 009B FRENCH CONVERSATION
Total Units9-10

Japanese Option

JAPN 005ADVANCED READING AND COMPOSITION3
JAPN 009BJAPANESE CONVERSATION2
JAPN 009CJAPANESE CONVERSATION2
JAPN 010JAPANESE CIVILIZATION3
Total Units10

Spanish Option

SPAN 005INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LITERATURE3
Select three of the following:7-9
INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE
SPANISH CONVERSATION
SPANISH CONVERSATION
SPANISH COMPOSITION
CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA
CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA
Total Units10-12