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To view the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, click here.

CLTA was instrumental in sponsoring the original Assembly Bill authorizing the development of World Language Standards, sponsored by Assemblywoman Betty Karnette in 2003. With the support of the California Department of Education (CDE), a task force of language educators and all CLTA members, drafted the document without any compensation and the Standards were adopted in 2009 by the State Board of education. Some most disguising features of these World Language Content Standards, is the fact that they are written for developmental levels of language acquisition, rather than grade level, since World Language programs in California address students specific language learning needs along a continuum of language development, including multiple points of entry into the programs, varying ages and options of languages and cultures offerings.

From The Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Research and Policy Committee:

Education forGlobal Leadership: The Importance of International Studies and Foreign Language Education for U.S. Economic and National Security, 2006, Click here.


For “Recent Reports and Data from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing,” click here.

A Rationale For Foreign Language Education: A Position Paper of The National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NCSSFL) may be found here.

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