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» Language Inquiry

Language Inquiry Learning Outcome: 

  • Students will understand, speak, read and write the target language at the intermediate or above level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) proficiency guidelines.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of culture(s) where the target language is spoken and will compare similarities and differences across languages and cultures (according to National Standards in Foreign Language Education –Known as ‘The Five Cs’).

Language Inquiry Courses

Language Inquiry Assessment Rubric

Language Inquiry Assessment Process

Assessment Date: The Language Inquiry area was assessed in Spring 2021. The assessment of the student work samples collected resulted in the following action steps.

Action Steps Taken: Based on this assessment data, student achievement in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish is good. As noted above, the assessment of Japanese and Greek reveal problems that will need to be addressed.

More broadly, the Japanese assessment suggests that we will reduce systematic bias if we are able to have faculty who did not teach the assessed students score the results. This should be possible in languages with multiple sections and teachers, less feasible with Arabic, Greek, and other languages with one or few faculty members