CSF Course Outline Sample 1

OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES

 

Topic: Planning a trip to Slovenia

Language: Slovenian

Number of weeks to be spent on this topic: 4

CSF levels: 2-5

Year level: 1-9

Objectives for this topic

Focus outcomes

Listening and Speaking

 

Students will be able to:
L2 – ask each other questions/answers about travelling through Slovenia

L3 – sing a selected folk song and read poem

L4 – using map, state how they are travelling and where

L5 – interview based on questions regarding Slovenia

outcome 1: engage in real or simulated conversations and everyday transactions in familiar situations through imitating and adapting models

outcome 4: participate in story telling and performances of poems, songs and sketches for enjoyment and to entertain others, paying attention to pronounciation, intonation and phrasing

outcome 2: use the language appropriate in register to the speaker’s relationship with conversational partners and audience members, including unknown adults

outcome 4: use some socially and culturally appropriate communication strategies in oral interaction

Reading

 

Students will be able to:

L2 – using map, identify and compile list of places to visit and be familiar with geographical features of Slovenia

L3 – reading poem with expression

L4 – read prose passage performing for an audience

L5 – read poem and prose text and analyse in regard to the social and cultural significance

outcome 3: identify the main message in a text and use this information in an activity

outcome 2: demonstrate understanding of short texts by presenting dramatised readings that produce the desired effect on an audience through suitable pronounciation, intonation and phrasing

outcome 2: demonstrate understanding of texts of about half a page in length by presenting dramatised readings that produce the desired effect on an audience through suitable pronounciation, intonation, and phrasing

outcome 5: identify socially and culturally important features of texts read

Writing  
Students will be able to:

L2 – using a map, write a list of places and main geographical features

L3 – using a map, construct itinerary for a trip to Slovenia in point form stating date, places to visit, mode of transport

L4 – using a map, construct itinerary for a trip to Slovenia in short sentences stating dates, places to visit, mode of transport

L5 – write a letter to relatives in Slovenia, state when, how long, which places are of interest to you

outcome 3: record information heard or read by such means as identifying and copying words and phrases or filling in a skeleton outline

outcome 3: identify and record the main points from information heard/read, when supported by such means as a skeleton outline or a summary sheet with headings

outcome 3: convey in point form or brief notes information gained through reading, listening or oral interaction

outcome 2: use the language and information from listening, viewing and reading to support writing

 

           

TOPIC OUTLINE

Activity Clusters

Text types

CSF Strand{s)

Linguistic Elements

Resources

Assessment tasks

Levels 2-5 whole class

Students:

-look at map of Slovenia

-write list of main cities, towns, regions, mountains, lakes, river

-discuss where students have been or read about Slovenia; bring books, brochures, songs, pictures of Slovenia

map

list

brochure

writing

 

Internet:

www.matkurja.com

www.thezaurus.com

 
-Level 3-5 – individual

-interview a family member, relative, friend or visit

Slovenian community, questions for interview

-sing a selected folk-song

-read poem “Dramilo” by Valentin Vodnik; teacher

explains this is first poem about Slovenian cultural

identity (18th century)

-read prose “Nebesa pod Triglavom” by Ivan Cankar, and analyse his description of Slovenia (19th century)

interview

folk-song

poem

listening

speaking

reading

past tense

accusative case

travel brochures

magazines

books

video tape

Moja Slovenija

“Slovenske narodne pesmi”

library

interview on audio cassette,

video cassette

Levels 2-3 pairs/groups

-ask each other using the map of Slovenia, practising question/answer “Where have you been?” Students answer by selecting different places.

students:

-Questions for interview:

where did you live in Slovenia, which places did you see there and which are recommended to visitors?

-write a letter to relatives in Slovenia advising of your plan to visit Slovenia. State when. How long, which places are of interest to you and mention why you wish to travel to Slovenia

-send a telegram to Slovenia informing relatives of date and time of arrival at Brnik airport

-design a travel advertisement or promotional brochure for Slovenia or a Slovenian town, include statements about attractions

map

interview

letter

telegram

advertise

ment

brochure

listening

speaking

writing

locative case

prepositions

conditional mood

future tense

Internet

travel

brochures

letter

advertise

ment

brochure

Levels 3-4 individual

-write an itinerary for a trip to Slovenia in point form, stating date, places to visit, mode of transport

itinerary

writing

dates

   
Level 5 individual

students:

-write an itinerary for a trip to Slovenia in sentence form stating dates, places to visit, mode of transport

itinerary

writing

dates

   
Levels 2-5 whole class

-complete home assignment, selecting one of the following:

1 select a town or region in Slovenia, write a description by including facts and details of cultural life, population, landmarks, cultural festivals, poetry, songs from or about the area or region

2 if you have been to Slovenia, write a letter about an experience there (in Slovenian or English) possibly about a meeting or outing with friends, relatives or tourists, an enjoyable excursion, a town or place you visited

3 if you have never been to Slovenia, where would you like to visit in Slovenia and why

description

letter

writing

adjective

optative mood

time expressions

Internet

library

assign

ment

classroom

presenta

tion

           

From: Čeferin, S, CSF Course Guidelines – Slovenian, Victorian School of Languages, Department of Education 1996.

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Aleksandra Ceferin
Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.