SLO Assessment

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The Foreign Language department's Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessment process is documented and described below. For more details, please contact the department chair and view the rest of our department website.

Foreign Language Department's Plan for Spring 2013 SLO’s:

The Foreign Language Department discussed our SLO plan for this semester at our flex meeting on Jan. 11.  We agreed to divide the curriculum in to five parts, as in the chart below. 

Each semester we look at one SLO aspect of a level for assessment and changes.  In Spring 2013 we will look at the first semester courses and the cultural knowledge SLO for assessment.

In most courses, faculty are devising a common set of questions to be given with the final exam in all sections of a given course.

We will NOT be looking at courses in the other five levels this spring but will focus on them in a future semester. 

The Foreign Language department will look at the cultural knowledge SLO at the Major level in Chinese and Spanish, our two highest-enrolled languages, and at the writing ability for the Chinese and Spanish certificates, all based on first semester courses.  We will look at certificates and majors in other languages in future semesters.

Level Course Notes
1st Semester 1, 1a, 1b, 10a, 12a, 14a Chinese 12 & 14
2nd Semester 2, 2a, 2b, 10b, 12b, 14b  
3rd Semester 3, 3a, 3b  
4th Semester 4, 4a, 4b, 5,5s,  7,  
Other 39, 49, 31a, 31b, 41, 42, 29, 22, 22a, 22b, 20  

 

Learn more about our department programs, services, and courses:

Catalog Listings:
Foreign Language Department

American Sign Language

Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)

French

German

Italian

Japanese

Pilipino

Russian

Spanish

Program Outcomes

Majors, certificates, and programs are on a regular cycle of review, during which outcomes are updated and revised. See program details below, with links to SLOs and timeline for advancing to next stage of assessment.

Course Outcomes

Course outlines are on a regular cycle of review, during which class outcomes are updated and revised. See details below, with links to SLOs or course outlines with embedded SLOs and a timeline for advancing to next stage of assessment.

Introduction to Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in Foreign Languages:

The CCSF Foreign Language program has been formally reviewing and assessing student learning outcomes since the fall of 2009, as this activity has been a formal part of our flex day meeting, specifically by language and by level (first semester, second, etc.).

Language teaching by nature contains a constant revision of what students learn to build skill upon skill, but in the past several years we have a more formal memorialization of the process.

Thus because we had previously focused on the various levels with respect to student learning outcomes, now we can implement the changes we need to make to address lacunae in the outcomes in many cases.

Course title
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
AMSL 1A. Elementary American Sign Language
AMSL 1B. Elementary American Sign Language
CHINESE
CHIN 1. Elementary Chinese
CHIN 1A. Elementary Chinese
CHIN 1B. Elementary Chinese
CHIN 2. Continuation of Elementary Chinese
CHIN 2A. Continuation of Elementary Chinese
CHIN 2B. Continuation of Elementary Chinese
CHIN 3. Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 3A. Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 3B. Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 4. Continuation of Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 4A. Continuation of Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 4B. Continuation of Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 10A. Beginning Conversational Cantonese
CHIN 10B. Continuation of Beginning Conversational Cantonese
CHIN 10C. Intermediate Conversational Cantonese
CHIN 10D. Continuation of Intermediate Conversational Cantonese
CHIN 12A. Beginning Conversational Mandarin
CHIN 12B. Continuation of Beginning Conversational Mandarin
CHIN 12C. Intermediate Conversational Mandarin
CHIN 14A. Conversational Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects: Level 1
CHIN 14B. Conversational Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects: Level 2
CHIN 14C. Intermediate Conversational Mandarin for Chinese Speaking Students
CHIN 16. Chinese Characters for Beginners
CHIN 16A. Chinese Characters for Beginners
CHIN 16B. Chinese Characters for Beginners
CHIN 16C. Chinese Characters for Beginners
CHIN 17. Continuation of Chinese Characters for Beginners
CHIN 22. Basic Chinese Composition Online
CHIN 29A. Chinese Literature in Translation
CHIN 29B. Chinese Literature in Translation
CHIN 31A. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese for Bilingual Students
CHIN 31B. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese for Bilingual Students
CHIN 39. Major Achievements of Chinese Thought and Culture
CHIN 49. Major Achievements of Chinese Thought and Culture
FRENCH
FREN 1. Elementary French
FREN 1A. Elementary French
FREN 1B. Elementary French
FREN 2. Continuation of Elementary French
FREN 2A. Continuation of Elementary French
FREN 2B. Continuation of Elementary French
FREN 3. Intermediate French
FREN 3A. Intermediate French
FREN 3B. Intermediate French
FREN 4. Continuation of Intermediate French
FREN 5. Advanced French: Coversation on French Literature and Culture
FREN 10A. Beginning Conversational French
FREN 10B. Continuation of Beginning Conversational French
FREN 10C. Intermediate Conversational French
FREN 10D. Continuation of Intermediate Conversational French
FREN 10E. Continuation of Intermediate Conversational French
FREN 11A. Advanced Conversational French
FREN 11B. Advanced Conversational French
FREN 20. Independent Studies in French
FREN 21. French for Business
FREN 22. Grammar Review and Composition
FREN 23. French Phonetics
FREN 41. Culture and Civilization of France
FREN 42. Contemporary French Culture and Civilization
GERMAN
GERM 1. Elementary German
GERM 1A. Elementary German
GERM 1B. Elementary German
GERM 2. Continuation of Elementary German
GERM 2A. Continuation of Elementary German
GERM 2B. Continuation of Elementary German
GERM 3. Intermediate German
GERM 3A. Intermediate German
GERM 3B. Intermediate German
GERM 4. Continuation of Intermediate German
GERM 4A. Continuation of Intermediate German
GERM 4B. Continuation of Intermediate German
GERM 10A. Beginning Practical Spoken German
GERM 10B. Beginning Practical Spoken German
GERM 10C. Intermediate Conversational German
GERM 10D. Continuation of Intermediate Conversational German
GERM 11A. Advanced Conversational German
GERM 11B. Advanced Conversational German
ITALIAN
ITAL 1. Elementary Italian
ITAL 1A. Elementary Italian
ITAL 1B. Elementary Italian
ITAL 2. Continuation of Elementary Italian
ITAL 2A. Continuation of Elementary Italian
ITAL 2B. Continuation of Elementary Italian
ITAL 3A. Intermediate Italian
ITAL 3B. Intermediate Italian
ITAL 4A. Continuation of Intermediate Italian
ITAL 4B. Continuation of Intermediate Italian
ITAL 10A. Beginning Conversational Italian
ITAL 10B. Continuation of Beginning Conversational Italian
ITAL 10C. Intermediate Conversational Italian
ITAL 10D. Continuation of Intermediate Conversational Italian
ITAL 15A. Advanced Conversational Italian
ITAL 15B. Advanced Conversational Italian
ITAL 41. Culture and Civilization of Italy
JAPANESE
JAPA 1. Elementary Japanese
JAPA 1A. Elementary Japanese
JAPA 1B. Elementary Japanese
JAPA 2. Continuation of Elementary Japanese
JAPA 2A. Continuation of Elementary Japanese
JAPA 2B. Continuation of Elementary Japanese
JAPA 3. Intermediate Japanese
JAPA 3A. Intermediate Japanese
JAPA 3B. Intermediate Japanese
JAPA 4. Continuation of Intermediate Japanese
JAPA 4A. Continuation of Intermediate Japanese
JAPA 4B. Continuation of Intermediate Japanese
JAPA 10A. Beginning Conversational Japanese
JAPA 10B. Continuation of Beginning Conversational Japanese
JAPA 10C. Intermediate Conversational Japanese
JAPA 10D. Intermediate Converstional Japanese
JAPA 16. Kanji for Reading and Writing
JAPA 17. Cont. Beg. Kanji for Reading and Writing
JAPA 18. Intermediate Kanji for Reading and Writing
JAPA 39. Japanese Culture and Civilization
JAPA 49. Japanese Culture and Civilization
RUSSIAN
RUSS 1. Elementary Russian
RUSS 1A. Elementary Russian
RUSS 1B. Elementary Russian
RUSS 2. Continuation of Elementary Russion
RUSS 2A. Continuation of Elementary Russian
RUSS 2B. Continuation of Elementary Russian
RUSS 3. Intermediate Russian
RUSS 3A. Intermediate Russian
RUSS 3B. Intermediate Russian
RUSS 10A. Beginning Practical Spoken Russian
RUSS 10B. Continuation of Beginning Practical Spoken Russian
RUSS 10C. Intermediate Conversational Russian
RUSS 10D. Continuation of Intermediate Conversational Russian
RUSS 15A. Advanced Russian Conversation
RUSS 15B. Advanced Russian Conversation
RUSS 20. Independent Studies in Russian
RUSS 21. Elementary Russian for Bilingual Students
RUSS 21A. Elementary Russian for Bilingual Students
RUSS 21B. Elementary Russian for Bilingual Students
RUSS 22. Continuation of Elementary Russian for Bilingual Students
RUSS 22A. Continuation of Elementary Russian for Bilingual Students
RUSS 22B. Continuation of Elementary Russian for Bilingual Students
RUSS 39A. Russian Literature in Translation
RUSS 39B. Russian Literature of the 20th Century
RUSS 41. Russian Culture and Civilization
SPANISH
SPAN 1. Elementary Spanish
PAN 1A. Elementary Spanish
SPAN 1B. Elementary Spanish
SPAN 2. Continuation of Elementary Spanish
SPAN 2A. Continuation of Elementary Spanish
SPAN 2B. Continuation of Elementary Spanish
SPAN 3. Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 3A. Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 3B. Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 5. Advanced Spanish: Conversation on Hispanic Culture and Civilization
SPAN 5S. Advanced Spanish: Conversation on Hispanic Culture and Civilization
SPAN 6. Continuation of Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 6A. Continuation of Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 6B. Continuation of Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 7. Introduction to Literature in Spanish
SPAN 10A. Beginning Conversational Spanish
SPAN 10B. Continuation of Beginning Conversational Spanish
SPAN 10C. Intermediate Conversational Spanish
SPAN 10D. Continuation of Intermediate Conversational Spanish
SPAN 22A. Grammar Review and Composition
SPAN 22B. Grammar Review and Composition
SPAN 31. Inter. Spanish for Bilingual Students
SPAN 31A. Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual Students
SPAN 31B. Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual Students
SPAN 32. Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual Students
SPAN 41. Culture and Civilization of Spain
PILIPINO
PIL 1. Elementary Pilipino
PIL 2. Continuation of Elementary Pilipino
PIL 10A. Conversational Pilipino
PIL 10B. Conversational Pilipino
PIL 10C. Intermediate Conversational Pilipino
PIL 39A. Philippine Literature in Translation: Philippine Literature to 1940
PIL 39B. Philippine Literature in Translation: Philippine Literature from 1940 to the Present