The state of California adopted Standards for World Language in 2009. CLTA was instrumental in the bill, SB 5, Karnett, in 2005, to allow adoption of standards for world language. World Language educators in California, including many CLTA members, formed the committee to eventually complete the writing of the standards. Click the following link to find the California  World Language Content Standards for Public Schools K-12:

  • Please click here to access the California standards.

The national World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, otherwise known as the Five C’s, have recently been refreshed.

  • Please click here to access the national standards.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework includes a roadmap for teaching languages.

  • Please click here for the 21P Roadmap.
  • Please click here for the 21P Framework.

You may download a copy of the Foreign Language Framework
For California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2003)

NOTE from Framework site: Please note that the 2003 Foreign Language Framework is no longer current. It does not reflect the World Language Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in January 2009.

  • Download the 2003 Framework here.

To contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing,