Curriculum FrameworksGuidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.
World Languages Framework
The California Department of Education (CDE) is developing the World Languages Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (WL Framework) to incorporate and support the 2019 WL Standards, which are currently under revision.
- Schedule of Significant Events
The schedule of significant events for the revision of the WL Framework was approved by the SBE on July 11, 2018.
Recruitment for the WL Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC)
The WL CFCC will play a significant role in the revision of the WL Framework which will be developed to incorporate and support the 2019 World Languages Standards for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.
Credentialed teachers; school, district, and county administrators; college and university personnel representing academic departments and schools of education; and representatives of citizen groups or educational organizations are encouraged to apply. The submission period for the online application is August 1–October 15, 2018.
All WL CFCC meetings will be held at the California Department of Education on the following dates:
- February 7–8, 2019
- March 7–8, 2019
- April 11–12, 2019
- May 30–31, 2019
- June 27–28, 2019
- August 1–2, 2019
2020 World Languages Framework CFCC Application
Application to Serve on the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee.
World Languages Framework Focus Group Meetings
Pursuant to theCalifornia Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9511(c), the CDE will convene four focus groups across California to inform the content and guidance in the WL Framework. Applications for focus group panelists were accepted March 21–May 21, 2018.
Focus Group Members
This list of appointed focus group members and their local education agency affiliation is organized by meeting date.
Focus Group Discussion Questions
Focus Group Discussion Questions (DOCX)
At each focus group meeting, the focus group members will address a set of questions regarding the content of the WL Framework. Interested stakeholders not attending focus group meetings are invited to submit their responses to the discussion questions to WorldLanguage@cde.ca.gov.
Public Meeting Notices/Agendas for the Focus Groups
The public meeting notices/agendas provide details on each focus group meeting. All focus group meetings are open to the public.
- August 16, 2018 – San Diego County Office of Education (4–6 p.m.)
- August 22, 2018 – Santa Clara County Office of Education (4–6 p.m.)
- August 29, 2018 – California Department of Education (4–6 p.m.) and via videoconference at the Humboldt and Tulare County Offices of Education
- September 12, 2018 – Los Angeles County Office of Education (4–6 p.m.)
- World Languages Standards
- World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (PDF; 4MB)
Adopted by the State Board of Education in January 2009.
- Foreign Language Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (PDF; 3MB)
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.