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World Languages Framework

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

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 were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in January 2019.

Public Comment for Draft World Languages Framework

The Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) approved the draft World Languages Framework be posted for public review and comment from October 1 through December 1, 2019. The comment and suggestions received will be reviewed at the IQC meeting on January 15–16, 2020, when the IQC will consider recommending the draft World Languages Framework to the State Board of Education for adoption in May 2020.

To download the draft chapters approved by the IQC, select the links below:

Comments regarding the Draft World Languages Framework may also be sent to the Executive Director of the IQC, care of the World Languages Framework mailbox: The deadline for public comment on the draft World Languages Framework was January 1, 2020.

Instructional Quality Commission
1430 N Street, Room 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-0172

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.

This report summarizes the feedback received during four focus group meetings held in August and September 2018.

Focus Group Members
This list of appointed focus group members and their local education agency affiliation is organized by meeting date.

Additional Resources

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
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