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World Languages

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are the same for ALL general education students.

Contact Information

Associate Director of Content, 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.  

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.

Proficiency Assessment Options

This page, supported by OSPI, contains the list of approved providers and assessments for language proficiency testing. These assessments can be used to earn Competency-based CreditDual Credit, and the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy

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.

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.