Modern Languages Department Learning Outcomes

STAGE I—Basic language classes
(FORMULAIC)
Learners comprehend and produce (functions) learned words and phrases (text types)
dealing with discrete elements of life (content) in highly predictable
common daily settings (contexts/accuracy).
STAGE II—Basic to Intermediate classes
(CREATED)
Learners comprehend and produce (functions) sentences and strings of sentences
(text-types) dealing with topics related to self, the immediate environment,
survival and courtesy (content) in transactional and some informal settings
(contexts/accuracy).
STAGE III—Intermediate to Advanced classes
(PLANNED)
Learners comprehend and produce (functions) oral and written paragraphs and
strings of paragraphs (text-types) dealing with
concrete and factual topics of public interest (content) in most informal and some
formal settings (contexts/accuracy).
STAGE IV—Advanced classes
(EXTENDED)
Learners comprehend and produce (functions) oral and written essays (text types)
dealing with unfamiliar, abstract, practical, social and professional topics
(content) in informal and most formal settings and problem situations
(contexts/accuracy).