Some information about our courses...World Languages courses are taught sequentially and as a result, students must complete each level with a passing grade before enrolling in the next level. Each class offers one unit of credit. Two units of the same World Language are required for graduation in Tennessee unless a waiver is signed and other credit requirements are met.For middle school students enrolled in first year high-school credit-bearing WL courses, it is important to note that the expectations for those classes are the same as the high school courses. In addition, the grades earned in those classes do appear on students' academic rosters and all students take the same local World Languages EOCs. Some of our middle schools also offer WL Exploratory Classes that provide an introduction to the language and culture studied; these classes are NOT high-school credit classes. Click to read the descriptions of the exploratory classes.AP and pre-AP WL courses (Level IV Honors) follow the themes and expectations outlined by the College Board. Although schools vary in terms of which specific languages are taught, our district as a whole offers both regular and Honors classes in levels I through Advanced Placement.We would like to recognize our curriculum committee members for their dedication, professionalism, and hard work on this endeavor! Please note that these frameworks and modules were created by our KCS teachers.
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WL Course Performance Targets
Our newly-designed frameworks are grounded in the most recent research on learning and language acquisition. They align to the 2017 Tennessee World Language Standards. We provide additional general guidelines for Advanced Academics for levels IV and V. However, AP courses follow the College Board guidelines and suggested themes for advanced academic courses, and IB follows the IB guidelines and suggested themes for advanced academic courses.Performance Targets for Modern Alphabetic Languages
Performance Targets for Alphabetic Modern Languages at the Standard Level
Performance Targets for Modern Alphabetic Languages at the Advanced Level
Level 1 Intermediate Low (IL)
Level 2 Intermediate Mid (IM)
Level 3 Intermediate High (IH)
Level 4 Advanced Low (AL)
Level 5 Advanced Mid (AM)
Performance Targets Modern Logographic Languages
Performance Targets for Logographic Modern Languages at the Standard LevelLevel 5 Intermediate Mid (IM) Level 5 Advanced Intermediate High (IH)
Performance Targets for Classical Languages - Latin
Performance targets vary depending on the mode of communication for classical languages. For information about performance targets for Classical Languages refer to p. 10 of the 2017 Tennessee World Languages Standards document.
Level 1 Standard Level 1 Advanced
Level 2 Standard Level 2 Advanced
Level 3 Standard Level 3 Advanced
Level 4 Standard Level 4 Advanced
Level 5 Standard Level 5 Advanced
Performance Targets for Visual Modern Languages
For information about performance targets in ASL refer to p. 9 and p. 16 of the 2017 Tennessee World Languages Standards document.Advanced Academic ExpectationsFor Honors courses in levels I, II, and III, the expectation is to offer extended use of the language and exploration of additional topics. While advanced courses should expose students to increased rigor, expanded vocabulary, and additional topics, they should not result in more work being assigned than in a non-Honors course.