2nd Year Classes End of Year Survey 2006-2007

Name


I'm in:
Spanish 2
French 2


I plan on going on with the next year of this foreign language.
Yes
No


Next year I plan on taking the other foreign language.
Yes
No


In this class, I view myself as:


a brand new Jaguar, eager to go as fast as we can and ready for the challenge.
a new Saturn, ready to go as long as we don't go too fast.
a slightly used Pontiac Sunfire, dependable most of the time, but not up to anything too strenous.
a ten-year old Geo Metro that takes a while to get going, and sometimes works, but sometimes doesn't.
an old Nova that is never prepared for the task ahead and falls apart if asked to do much.


I think the teacher sees me as:


a brand new Jaguar, eager to go as fast as we can and ready for the challenge.
a new Saturn, ready to go as long as we don't go too fast.
a slightly used Pontiac Sunfire, dependable most of the time, but not up to anything too strenous.
a ten-year old Geo Metro that takes a while to get going, and sometimes works, but sometimes doesn't.
an old Nova that is never prepared for the task ahead and falls apart if asked to do much.


In regards to this class,


I always enjoy this class.
I usually enjoy this class.
I sometimes enjoy this class.
I rarely enjoy this class.
I never enjoy this class.


Which of the four basic skills of learning a language do you feel you are the STRONGEST in?


Reading in the language.
Writing in the language.
Speaking in the language.
Listening in the language.


Which of the four basic skills of learning a language do you feel you are the WEAKEST in?


Reading in the language.
Writing in the language.
Speaking in the language.
Listening in the language.


Rank the following from (1) what you liked the most to what you liked the least about this class.
    1 2 3 4 5 6
Practice on Quia  
Skits  
Conversation Questions  
Video Activities  
Projects  
Songs  


I would give myself this grade for my READING skills in the foreign language.
A B C D F


I would give myself this grade for my WRITING skills in the foreign language.
A B C D F


I would give myself this grade for my SPEAKING skills in the foreign language.
A B C D F


I would give myself this grade for my LISTENING skills in the foreign language.
A B C D F


Overall for the class, considering the amount of work I put into it, I would give myself this grade.
A B C D F


I can ask questions in the foreign language regarding routine activities, such as clarifying what time, where, what to bring to a party.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this very well  I can't do this at all


I can participate in conversations in the foreign language on a variety of everyday topics.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can give and respond to oral directions and commands in the foreign language.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can interact in a variety of situations in the foreign language to meet personal needs (like asking for a calculator, telling what you prefer to order, buying toothpaste, etc.).
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can identify ideas and topics from simple texts in the foreign language such as reading a TV schedule or a recipe.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can comprehend messages and announcements in the foreign language on topics of interest.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can comprehend simple personal written communication such as notes, invitations and letters in the foreign language.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can write postcards, e-mail messages, personal notes, and letters in the foreign language, using culturally appropriate format and style.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I prepared and presented an audio/video recorded announcement (ad).
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've done this in this class  I never did this


I can convey personal information or personal state of being (how I'm feeling, how old I am, what time I go to school, what I did last summer) orally or in writing in the foreign language.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can produce and/or present simple creative works in the foreign language with teacher guidance, such as poetry recitation, skits, fashion show, etc.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can express preferences pertaining to everyday life (clothing preferences, colors, foods, etc.) in the foreign language.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can identify significant cultural practices and behaviors in the foreign culture (such as how they celebrate a special holiday or how to appropriately greet someone).
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can identify similarities and differences of everyday life in the US and the foreign culture.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can demonstrate an awareness of current events in the foreign culture.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can demonstrate an awareness of the foreign culture's artistic expression (know something about various artists and pieces of art).
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can identify and describe various products of the culture (foods, handicrafts, beauty items, etc.).
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can identify simple themes, ideas, and perspectives of the culture evidenced through geography, history and artistic expression (such as identifying significant historical events and sequencing them chronologically, architectural style, etc.).
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can transfer composition techniques I've learned in English class to writing in the foreign language.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can use technology skills I've learned in other classes to the foreign language classroom.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can share information I've acquired in the foreign language classroom in other classes when appropriate.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can access identified media (magazines, videos, Internet, etc.) from the foreign culture to gain information and to identify a cultural perspective different from my own viewpoint.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can recognize differences in grammatical structures among languages.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can recognize idiomatic expressions (expressions that do not translate word for word).
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can recognize differences in pronunciation systems among languages.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can recognize cognates (words that look similiar in both languages so you can understand the meaning).
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can understand appropriate verbal and non-verbal (gestures) communication of the foreign language.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can recognize contributions of the foreign culture to the US (such as foods, holidays, celebrations, etc.).
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can describe traditional dress and how it represents culture.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can compare celebrations and holidays common to the cultures of the foreign language and the US.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I have made use of my foreign language orally or in writing with my family, friends or peers outside of class.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've done this many times  I've never done this


I have participated in school/community events related to the foreign language or foreign culture.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've done this several times  I've never done this


I can identify community resources useful for research in the foreign language or about the foreign culture.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I have participated in selected excursions to places or events of cultural significance.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've done this many times  I've never done this


I've used the foreign language outside of the classroom.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've found a lot of uses  I haven't used my language outside of class


I've developed language skills and cultural insight through travel.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
Yes, very much so  No, not at all


How much do you feel you learned this year in this language?
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
more than I expected  less than I expected


What do you wish you would have learned better this year?


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