M/J Language and Literature for International Studies 2   (#0710040)

Version for Academic Year:
The course was/will be terminated at the end of School Year 2016 - 2017

Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

Major Concepts/Content:
M/J Language and Literature for International Studies 2 builds upon the language skills and cultural knowledge of native speakers. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities. This is a one-year course.

This course shall integrate the Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter. It also must reflect appropriate Sunshine State Standards benchmarks.

Special Note. This course is intended for students who are already proficient in the language. Course content requirements for the two-course sequence M/J Language and Literature for International Studies 1 (0710030) and M/J Language and Literature for International Studies 2 (0710040) are equivalent to Language and Literature for International Studies 1 (0715305). Course content requirements for the two-course sequence that includes M/J Language and Literature for International Studies 1 (0710030) and M/J Language and Literature for International Studies 2 (0710040) may be equivalent to the two-course sequence Language and Literature for International Studies 1 (0715305) and Language and Literature for International Studies 2 (0715315).

It is each district's school board's responsibility to determine high school world languages placement policies for those students who complete the M/J Language and Literature for International Studies sequences in middle school.

The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of language proficiency, rather than grade levels.

General Information

Course Number: 0710040
Abbreviated Title: M/J L/L INTSTUDIES 2
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Terminated
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

Changing the Driving Age?:

Learn to analyze and evaluate arguments for their soundness and relevancy. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read several short passages about raising the legal drive age. You'll practice examining the evidence  presented to determine whether it's sound and relevant to the argument at hand.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Yes or No to GMO?:

Learn what genetic engineering is and some of the applications of this technology. In this interactive tutorial, you’ll gain an understanding of some of the benefits and potential drawbacks of genetic engineering. Ultimately, you’ll be able to think critically about genetic engineering and write an argument describing your own perspective on its impacts.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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Standard 1:
Interpretive Listening:
The student will be able to understand and interpret information, concepts, and ideas orally from culturally authentic sources on a variety of topics in the target language.

Standard 2:
Interpretive Reading:
The student will be able to understand and interpret information, concepts, and ideas in writing from culturally authentic sources on a variety of topics in the target language.

Standard 3:
Interpersonal Communication:
The student will be able to engage in conversations and exchange information, concepts, and ideas orally and in writing with a variety of speakers or readers on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.

Standard 4:
Presentational Speaking:
The student will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.

Standard 5:
Presentational Writing:
The student will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of readers on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.

Standard 6:
Culture:
The student will be able to use the target language to gain knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the relationship among practices, products, and perspectives of cultures other than his/her own.

Standard 7:
Connections:
The student will be able to acquire, reinforce, and further his/her knowledge of
other disciplines through the target language.

Standard 8:
Comparisons:
The student will be able to develop insight into the nature of the target
language and culture by comparing his/her own language(s) and cultures to others.

Standard 9:
Communities:
The student will be able to use the target language both within and beyond the
school setting to investigate and improve his/her world beyond his/her immediate surroundings for personal growth and enrichment.

Note: Connections, Comparisons and Communities are combined here under one standard. However, teachers may divide this standard into three separate ones to align them with the national standards.