World Languages 21st Century Skills Map

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Click on the links below for description of skills and standards.

Areas of Focus: National Standards for World Languages

  1. Communication
  2. Cultures
  3. Connections
  4. Comparisons
  5. Communities

Interdisciplinary Themes

  1. Global Awareness
  2. Financial, Economic and Entrepreneurial Literacy
  3. Civic Literacy
  4. Health Literacy

Modes of Communication

  1. Interpersonal mode
  2. Interpretive mode
  3. Presentational mode

Information, Media and Technology Skills

  1. Communication
  2. Collaboration
  3. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  4. Creativity and Innovation
  5. Information Literacy
  6. Media Literacy
  7. Technology Literacy

Life and Career Skills

  1. Flexibility and Adaptability
  2. Initiative and Self-Direction
  3. Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  4. Productivity and Accountability
  5. Leadership and Responsibility

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