Courses Written Under The Modern Languages Framework

The BSSS invites feedback on the proposed suite of Modern Language courses:

DRAFT Modern Languages

Beginning Modern Languages available here.

Please provide feedback on the draft course using the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BeginningModernLanguages

Continuing Modern Languages available here.

Please provide feedback on the draft course using the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ContinuingModernLanguages

Advanced Modern Languages available here.

Please provide feedback on the draft course using the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AdvancedModernLanguages

Translating and Interpreting available here.

Please provide feedback on the draft course using the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TranslatingandInterpreting

Background

The BSSS is committed to working with experienced teachers of languages to ensure that curriculum and assessment enable students to study a senior secondary language.

Currently, 10 beginning, 10 continuing and 10 advanced language courses are accredited for delivery in ACT senior secondary schools.

Beginning (A/T/M), continuing (A/T/M) and Advanced (A/T/M) have common content descriptions (i.e. knowledge, understandings and processes) across languages.  All BSSS Modern Languages course(s) will comprise of 4 units plus a negotiated study unit.

Each language course remains unique, with its own discrete knowledge, symbols, language, and processes.  The unique nature of each language will be accommodated by its own adoption form and guidelines for grammatical items in the appendix of the course at the appropriate level for beginning, continuing and advanced.  Students will be assessed using beginning, continuing and advanced Achievement Standards which are common across all languages.

Curriculum documents give coherence to the language area, with a common purpose for languages learning regardless of the language. In addition, it enables the ACT senior secondary system to respond to a growing diversity of languages as only the guidelines for grammatical items will need to be developed.

Students will still be able to study a range of languages.  The language studied will be recorded on their senior secondary certificate.