World Languages Standards Support

Inspired by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages1, the reference points that are bolded below can enhance your world language instruction.

Experience interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language with book and author resources, including resources in multiple languages.

Listen to language being used authentically by native speakers in Meet-the-Author resources:


Discover rich resources that add to cultural competency and understanding.


Examine cultural comparisons with book guides, lesson plans, and book readings that guide conversations.

Engage in discussions about what it means to be an agent of change across cultures and languages:


Introduce authentic voices and relevant content through primary source materials.


Referenced from "ACTFL Performance Descriptors For Language Learners." American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-performance-descriptors-language-learners.
Referenced by "Standards Summary." American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, www.actfl.org/publications/all/world-readiness-standards-learning-languages/standards-summary.