International Education Washington

World Languages

One of the goals of the Coalition is the expansion of world language education, with an emphasis on early childhood education and improving second language proficiency outcomes. (See also the Resource page on Language Immersion.)

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National & State Standards

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson in 2005 endorsed voluntary standards for World Languages in Washington state:

These content standards are based on the National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, a collaborative effort of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and a variety of language-specific associations (AATF, AATG, AATI, AATSP, ACL/APA, ACTR, CLASS/CLTA, & NCSTJ/ATJ):

Several states have developed standards and extensive curriculum frameworks based on the National Standards:

Here are two articles that are very helpful for connecting the national standards to the classroom:

The Washington State Coalition for International Education is working with OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) and WAFLT (Washington Association for Language Teaching) to promote the use of the standards, educate teachers and school districts about them, and develop further resources to support them. For more information, see World Language Standards Group or World Language Standards for Washington.

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Curriculum Planning & Development

Presentations by Dr. Myriam Met, Acting Director of the National Foreign Language Center, at 2003 Summit:

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Classes & Presentations

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Websites on World Language

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