4th Year Classes End of Year Survey 2007-2008

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I'm in:
Spanish 4
French 4


I plan on taking more of this foreign language in college.
Yes
No


In college I plan on taking a different foreign language.
Yes
No


In this class this year, 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 car 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
Songs  
Skits  
Conversation Questions  
Video Activities  
Projects  
Practice on Quia  


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 carry on a conversation in the language in several situations.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this very well  I can't do this at all


I can give detailed information and opinions in a spoken conversation on many different topics.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can give detailed information and opinions in a written form on many different topics.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can make requests and ask different types of questions in a variety of social situations.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can recognize and use situation-appropriate non-verbal communication.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can use speaking and listening strategies to get my point across.
(example: If I didn't know the word I needed, I could describe it with words I did know or use another word that would mean something similar.)
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can respond accurately to everyday requests, commands and directions.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can demonstrate comprehension of both authentic and non-authentic written and spoken language through tasks that are at my level of language knowledge.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can make an educated guess about meaning in unfamiliar written and spoken contexts, using cognates and familiar vocabulary to help me understand new words.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can recite rhymes, proverbs, and poetry or sing songs of the target language and cultures.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can produce and present creative material on a variety of topics.
(Examples: Reports, plays, PowerPoint presentations, etc.)
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can read passages aloud and show that my intonation and pronunciation has improved over my four years of study.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can compose detailed written information with a variety of vocabulary and structures.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can analyze and reflect on cultural practices of the culture of the language I'm studying.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can discuss products, perspectives, and symbols of the cultures of the language through guided participation.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can explain factors that influence practices, products and perspectives of the cultures of the language I'm studying.
(Examples: Politics, gender equality, environmental issues, etc.)
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can explain the interrelations among the practices, products, and perspectives of the cultures studied.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can explain significant events unique to the culture of the language I'm studying.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can explain contributions from other cultures.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can make connections with other content areas through resources intended for native speakers.
(Example: I could use an article I read in the foreign language as one of the sources for a paper in history.)
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can design and share activities and materials that integrate the foreign language and cultures with concepts and skills from other content areas.
(Examples: Puzzles, games, mini-lessons, cadet teaching, etc.)
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can use digital media and culturally authentic resources to build vocabulary and improve listening and writing skills.
(Examples: Electronic dictionaries, RSS feeds, Podcasts, streaming audio, streaming video, etc.)
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can use digital media and culturally authentic resources to study target cultures.
(Examples: News broadcasts, online newspapers, pop culture magazines, etc.)
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can identify and evaluate resources intended for native speakers.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can use elements of word formation to expand my vocabulary and derive meaning of new words.
(Examples: Prefixes, suffixes and roots.)
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can recognize and use variety of language structures such as past tense, future tense and commands.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can compare and use idiomatic and proverbial expressions in the target language.
(Idiomatic is when a phrase doesn't translate word for word, such as "I have hunger" instead of "I am hungry".)
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can compare and use authentic forms of address in familiar and unfamiliar social situations.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can compare my own culture and societal systems to those of the cultures of the language I'm studying.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I can compare and contrast elements that shape my own cultural identity with those of the cultures of the language I'm studying.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I'm sure I can do this well  I can't do this at all


I have shared my experiences from my language classroom with others.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've done this several times  I've never done this


I've investigated and shared with others the influences of the foreign language and cultures on my own community.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've done this several times  I've never done this


I have watched a movie in the foreign language outside of class.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've done this many times  I've never done this


I've listened to songs in the foreign language outside of class.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've done this many times  I've never done this


I've had interactions online with native speakers of the foreign language.
 
  1 2 3 4 5  
I've done this a lot  I've never done this


I've independently accessed a variety of foreign language sources for entertainment or personal growth.
 
  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?


Any other comments:





Soy maestra de espaƱol
North Hardin High School
Radcliff, KY