Students can use language variably and effectively to express and justify their own ideas and opinions and support or challenge those of others. They are able to use and identify the linguistic and cultural forms that guide interpretation and enable them to respond critically to texts. (Adapted from Common European Framework for Languages, Global Scale Level B1: Independent User; Council of Europe, 2001.)
In selected linguistic and sociocultural contexts, students will:
Selecting and using language, symbols, and texts to communicate
Communicate information, ideas, and opinions through increasingly complex and varied texts.
Managing self and relating to others
Explore the views of others, developing and sharing personal perspectives.
Participating and contributing in communities
Engage in sustained interaction and produce extended text.
Analyse ways in which the target language is organised in different texts and for different purposes.
Explore how linguistic meaning is conveyed across languages.
Analyse ways in which the target culture(s) is (are) organised for different purposes and for different audiences.
Analyse how the use of the target language expresses cultural meanings.