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Prepared Graduate Competencies in World Languages

The prepared graduate competencies are the preschool through twelfth-grade concepts and skills that all students who complete the Colorado education system must master to ensure their success in a postsecondary and workforce setting.

Prepared graduates in world languages:

  • Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions (interpersonal mode)
  • Understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics (interpretive mode)
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics (presentational mode)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied
  • Reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language
  • Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures
  • Demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own

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