National Foreign Language Learning Standards







    Georgia Performance Standards for Modern Languages Level I


    Modern Languages Level I: Summary of Skills Developed


    The following list is intended to guide instruction and to assist teachers with their planning by providing a one-page reference to the elements described in the Georgia Performance Standards for Modern Languages, Level I. It is important to remember that typical Level I students will exhibit varying levels of proficiency.


    Skills Developed in Level I.  The students:


    MLI.IP1A: Use basic greetings, farewells, and expressions of courtesy.

    MLI.IP1B: Express like/dislike, emotions, and agreement/disagreement.

    MLI.IP1C: Make simple requests.

    MLI.IP1D: Ask for clarification.

    MLI.IP1E: Give simple descriptions.

    MLI.IP1F: Comprehend basic directions.

    MLI.IP1G: Ask questions and provide responses based on suggested topics.

    MLI.IP1H: Use sequenced information meaningfully.

    MLI.IP2A: Initiate, participate in, and close a brief exchange.

    MLI.IP2B: Use formal and informal forms of address.

    MLI.IP2C: Demonstrate Novice-Mid proficiency in oral and written exchanges.

    MLI.INT1A: Identify the main ideas and some details when reading and listening.

    MLI.INT1B: Comprehend simple, culturally authentic reading materials.

    MLI.INT1C: Understand simple instructions.
    MLI.INT1D: Demonstrate Novice-Mid proficiency in listening, viewing and reading comprehension.
    MLI.INT2A: Differentiate among statements, questions, and exclamations.

    MLI.INT2B: Recognize basic non-verbal cues.

    MLI.P1A: Present information from a variety of sources.

    MLI.P1B: Give basic information about self and others using suggested topics.

    MLI.P1C: Demonstrate Novice-Mid proficiency in oral and written presentations.

    MLI.P2A: Demonstrate Novice-Mid proficiency when presenting rehearsed material.

    MLI.P2B: Demonstrate comprehension of rehearsed material.

    MLI.CU1A: Demonstrate knowledge of cultural contributions.

    MLI.CU1B: Identify commonly held cultural viewpoints.

    LI.CU1C: Describe cultural customs and traditions.

    MLI.CCC1A: Demonstrate basic geographical knowledge.

    MLI.CCC1B: Apply previously learned skills from other subjects.

    MLI.CCC1C: Identify examples of the target language in other subjects.

    MLI.CCC1D: Relate content from other subjects as it relates to the target language.

    MLI.CCC2A: Compare cultural patterns of behavior and interaction.

    MLI.CCC2B: Demonstrate awareness of students’ own cultures.

    MLI.CCC3A: Recognize similarities/differences between target language and English.

    MLI.CCC3B: Recognize basic sound distinctions and their effect on communication.

    MLI.CCC4A: Give information about current events of target cultures.

    MLI.CCC4B: Understand the impact of current events of target cultures.

    MLI.CCC5A; Identify examples of target language and culture in media forms.

    MLI.CCC5B: Identify community and Internet resources.