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  World Languages:

  Michele Aoki
  Program Supervisor
  michele.aoki@k12.wa.us
  (360) 725-6129

  Eva Gonzalez Abad
  Spanish Language Consultant
  eva.gonzalez@k12.wa.us

 

World Languages

World Languages

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. 

Learning Standards
Washington state has adopted the national Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century as our World Languages K-12 Learning Standards.

Assessments
Schools in Washington state are using a variety of assessments to measure students’ developing language proficiency.

Competency-Based Credits
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.

Dual Immersion
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.

Early Language Experiences
Washington schools that receive state funding for full day kindergarten are required to provide experiences in a world language other than English.

Seal of Biliteracy
Governor Jay Inslee signed the State Seal of Biliteracy bill into law on March 27, 2014 in Olympia, WA.

Languages in Washington State
What languages are taught in Washington? How can I become a world language teacher? Find answers to these and other questions.

Laws/Regulations
Find out about current laws and regulations regarding world languages.

Resources and Links
Link to national and state language associations, centers, and organizations, as well as information about grant funding for languages.

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Announcements

Dual Immersion Boot Camp for Educators
August 19 and 20, 2014 in Seattle.

"Did I get an IH?" Proficiency-Based Assessment and Student Empowerment
View the OSPI webinar recording June 11, 2014. Originally presented by David Kojo Hakam and Chiung-Chen Yu at the 2014 National Chinese Language Conference. View the Conference Presentation Slides.

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