Foreign Language – Basic – Occupational Skills Certificate

The curriculum prepares students for reading, writing, speaking and understanding the language at a basic (high novice) level. It also provides fundamental cultural knowledge. This is an 11–13 unit Occupational Skills Certificate aligned with the national ACTFL Basic (High Novice) criteria of achievement. The proficiency guidelines are described on the following website:
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 high-novice1 level conversations in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  2. Reading
    Demonstrate comprehension of high-novice1 level texts in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  3. Writing
    Write high-novice1 level paragraphs in the language using correct grammar and appropriate vocabulary.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  4. Speaking
    Correctly ask and answer high-novice1 level questions in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  5. Cultural competency
    Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the culture of this language.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

ASL Option

ASL 001ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE4
ASL 002ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE4
ASL 015INTRODUCTION TO DEAF CULTURE3
Total Units11

Chinese Option

CHIN 001ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 15
CHIN 002ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 25
or CHIN 002A ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN)
Select one of the following:2-3
CHINESE FOR BUSINESS AND TRAVEL
CHINESE FOR BUSINESS AND TRAVEL
CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
Total Units12-13

French Option

FRNC 001ELEMENTARY FRENCH5
FRNC 002ELEMENTARY FRENCH5
Select one of the following:2-3
FRENCH CONVERSATION
FRENCH CIVILIZATION
TRANSLATING FROM FRENCH TO ENGLISH
FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
READING IN FRENCH
FRENCH CINEMA
FRENCH PRONUNCIATION
Total Units12-13

German Option

GRMN 001ELEMENTARY GERMAN5
GRMN 002ELEMENTARY GERMAN5
Select one of the following:2-5
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CONVERSATION
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CONVERSATION
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CONVERSATION
GERMAN CIVILIZATION
GERMAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
Total Units12-15

Italian Option

ITAL 001ELEMENTARY ITALIAN5
ITAL 002ELEMENTARY ITALIAN - LEVEL 25
Select one of the following:2-3
INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CONVERSATION
ITALIAN CIVILIZATION
INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN LITERATURE
ITALIAN FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE
Total Units12-13

Japanese Option

JAPN 001ELEMENTARY JAPANESE5
JAPN 002ELEMENTARY JAPANESE5
JAPN 011INSIDE JAPAN1-2
or JAPN 008A INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CONVERSATION
Total Units11-12

Russian Option

RUSS 001ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN5
RUSS 002ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN5
RUSS 150ARUSSIAN FOR BUSINESS AND TRAVEL2
Total Units12

Spanish Option

SPAN 001ELEMENTARY SPANISH5
SPAN 002ELEMENTARY SPANISH5
SPAN 008AINTRODUCTION TO SPANISH CONVERSATION2-3
or SPAN 012 SPANISH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
Total Units12-13