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Foreign Language Department Teachers

Deparment Leader, Teri Finando-Zelenetz, Spanish and French - tfzelenetz@sau60.org

Laurie Luther-Houghton, Spanish, llhoughton@sau60.org


Competencies
All foreign language courses incorporate the following competencies.

Interpersonal Communication
  • I can communicate and exchange information about familiar topics using phrases and simple sentences, sometimes supported by memorized language. I can usually handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions.
Presentational Speaking
  • I can present basic information on familiar topics using language I have practiced using phrases and simple sentences.
Presentational Writing
  • I can write short messages and notes on familiar topics related to everyday life.
Interpretive Listening
  • I can often understand words, phrases, and simple sentences related to everyday life. I can recognize pieces of information and some- times understand the main topic of what is being said.
Interpretive Reading
  • I can understand familiar words, phrases, and sentences within short and simple texts related to everyday life. I can sometimes understand the main idea of what I have read