Foreign Language – Intermediate – Occupational Skills Certificate

The curriculum prepares students for reading, writing, speaking and understanding the language at an intermediate level. It also provides substantial cultural knowledge. This is a 12–13 unit Occupational Skills Certificate aligned with the national ACTFL High Intermediate 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 intermediate1 level conversations in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  2. Reading
    Demonstrate comprehension of high-intermediate1 level texts in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  3. Writing
    Write high-intermediate1 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
    Converse at a high-intermediate1 level in the language.
    http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
  5. Cultural competency
    Students will demonstrate substantial knowledge of the culture of this language.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Chinese Option

CHIN 003INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 15
CHIN 004INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN)5
Select one of the following:2-3
INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)
INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION(MANDARIN)
CHINESE CIVILIZATION
Total Units12-13

French Option

FRNC 003INTERMEDIATE FRENCH5
FRNC 004INTERMEDIATE FRENCH5
FRNC 008BFRENCH CONVERSATION2
or FRNC 009A FRENCH CONVERSATION
Total Units12

Italian Option

ITAL 003INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN5
ITAL 004INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN5
ITAL 008BINTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CONVERSATION B2
or ITAL 009A ITALIAN CONVERSATION
Total Units12

Japanese Option

JAPN 003INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE5
JAPN 004INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE5
Select one of the following:2-3
JAPANESE CIVILIZATION
INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CONVERSATION
JAPANESE CONVERSATION
Total Units12-13

Russian Option

RUSS 003INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN5
RUSS 004INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN5
RUSS 011RUSSIAN CIVILIZATION3
Total Units13

Spanish Option

SPAN 003INTERMEDIATE SPANISH5
SPAN 004INTERMEDIATE SPANISH5
Select one of the following:2-3
INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH CONVERSATION
SPANISH CONVERSATION
LANGUAGE OF THE BARRIO
SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA
Total Units12-13