Office of Bilingual Education & World Languages

World Languages

Native American Languages

Standard 1: Students will be able to use a language other than English for communication.

Key Idea: COMMUNICATION in Native languages takes place primarily to share expression of ideas, thoughts, and feelings to preserve Native cultural ideology.

Performance Indicators--Students will:

  • Checkpoint A
    • comprehend simple statements and questions in the context of the classroom and the main ideas of more extended messages and conversations
    • initiate and respond to simple face-to-face conversations
  • Checkpoint B
    • comprehend messages and short conversations when listening to Native speakers; repetition may be necessary for full understanding
    • initiate and sustain conversations with some hesitation and difficulty in pronunciation in short and familiar communicative situations
    • produce an extended communication through a series of short connected utterances, using repetition as needed
    • omprehend the meaning of myths and legends told to them repeatedly by Native speakers
  • Checkpoint C
    • understand speech delivered with some repetitions and rewording by competent Native speakers
    • understand the essential points of discussion or prDecember 10, 2014 presentations
    • handle most communicative situations with confidence but may need help with complicated, unfamiliar topics
Last Updated: December 10, 2014