Learning to communicate in languages of the world helps students in
Washington become global citizens, ready for life in the interconnected world of
the 21st century.
Washington state has adopted the national Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century as our World Languages
K-12 Learning Standards.
Schools in Washington state are using a variety of assessments to measure students’ developing language proficiency.
Students in Washington may be able to earn high school credits for a world language that they know based on demonstrating proficiency in the language.
Students in these programs receive content-based instruction in two languages in order to become proficient and literate in both languages, while also meeting high academic standards in all subject areas.
Washington schools that receive state funding for full day kindergarten are required to provide experiences in a world language other than English.
What languages are taught in Washington? How can I become a world language teacher? Find answers to these and other questions.
Find out about current laws and regulations regarding world languages.
Link to national and state language associations, centers, and organizations, as well as information about grant funding for languages.
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CASLS Workshops: Evaluating Language Proficiency through LinguaFolio Online
South King County March 17-18, 2014
Early Language Assessment Overview
Othello March 21, 2014
The Astounding Effectiveness of Dual Language Education for All
Webinar with Collier and Thomas
March 24, 2014, 8-9 a.m.
STARTALK Workshops on World Language Curriculum Development
UW April 2, 9, 23, 2014
- Beginning with the End in Mind
- Aligning Curriculum to World Language and Common Core State Standards
- Assessing Proficiency
World Language Workshops
Snohomish April 18, 2014
- How World Language Standards Align to Common Core State Standards and
- Introducing The Keys to Planning for Learning