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World Languages

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are the same for ALL general education students.

World Languages News

Contact Information

World Languages

Veronica Trapani
World Languages Program Supervisor

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.  

Back to School Considerations

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Resources for teaching and learning remotely for World Languages from ACTFL.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Competency 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.

Washington State Seal of Biliteracy

The Washington State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more world languages in addition to English. Watch the Why Speak Another Language? presentation for more information about the Seal of Biliteracy.

Dual Language Education

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 Learning Language Experiences

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

Languages in Washington State

Find out about languages in Washington state.


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