French at Aquinas College

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) for French are aligned with national and state standards on language teaching, development of language skills, and cultural understanding as reflected in the Proficiency Guidelines by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): 

  • To attain an Intermediate High level in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the language studied according to recognized professional guidelines in the four language skills (ACTFL Standards) 
  • To understand both oral and written communication from a variety of sources (i.e., academic lectures, literature, online sources, news broadcasts etc.) 
  • To communicate effectively in the target language in spoken and written form, expressing a wide variety of topics from personal information to more abstract views and perspectives related to literary, socio-historical, political and cultural themes 
  • To obtain a broad base of knowledge and perspectives on French-speaking countries and their respective cultures – including literature, the arts, political, socio- historical, and economic structure, etc. – within a variety of interpretive frameworks 
  • To understand aspects of language and culture in the world as part of human communication in wider interdisciplinary contexts 
  • To develop skills in critical thinking and analysis, including (but not limited to) textual analysis. 
  • French Proficiency Guidelines available at: https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLPr oficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf