World Language

Overview of Goals

Overview of the Goals and Standards from
the Nebraska K-12
Foreign Language Frameworks

Goal One: Communicate in Language Other than English

Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feeling and emotions, and exchange opinions.

Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a vareity of topics.

Standard 1.3 Students convey information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and readers for a vareity of purposes.

Goal Two: Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures


Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate and understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of cultures studied and use this knowledge to interact effectively in cultural contests.

Standard 2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and products/contributions of the cultures studied.

Goal Three: Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Standard 3.1 Students reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through foreign languages.

Standard 3.2 Students acquire information and perspectives through authentic materials in the foreign language and within the cultures.

Goal Four: Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Standard 4.1 Students recognize that different languages use different patterns of interaction and can apply this knowledge to their own culture.

Standard 4.2 Students recognize that cultures use different patterns of interaction and can apply this knowledge to their own culture.

Goal Five: Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Standard 5.1 Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting for a variety of purposes.

For a detailed look at the Nebraska World Language Frameworks, click here:

Nebraska Frameworks

World Language at LPS

For information about World Language curriculum, please contact:

Jami Holbein Swanson
Lincoln Public Schools
P.O. Box 82889
Box 15
Lincoln, NE 68501
jswanson@lps.org

402-436-1814 (direct line)
402-436-1816 (assistant)
FAX 402-436-1829

The following languages are taught in the Lincoln Public Schools:

Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Spanish for Spanish Speakers.