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World Languages Framework

Curriculum frameworks provide guidance to educators, parents, and publishers, to support implementing California content standards.

SBE-Adopted World Languages Framework

The State Board of Education (SBE) approved and adopted the draft framework chapters of the World Languages Framework for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (WL Framework) on July 8, 2020. The WL Framework supports the World Languages Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (WL Standards), which were adopted by the SBE in January 2019. To download the pre-publication version approved by the SBE, select the links below:

Summary of Edits to the World Languages Framework Approved by the Instructional Quality Commission (DOCX)
On April 17, 2020, the IQC took action to approve edits to the draft WL Framework.

Online Resources to Support Remote World Languages Instruction
Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee

On January 9, 2019, the SBE appointed 20 members to the World Languages Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (WL CFCC) to assist in the development of the WL Framework.

  • WL CFCC Members
    The list includes the name and employer of each applicant.

The WL CFCC played a significant role in the development of the WL Framework. All WL CFCC meetings were held at the California Department of Education on the following dates:

World Languages Framework Focus Group Report

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9511(c), the CDE convened four focus groups across California to inform the content and guidance in the WL Framework.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, July 20, 2020
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