October 2, 2019
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Public Comment Period Open for New World Languages Framework
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced today that the draft of the 2020 World Languages Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve is now open for review and public comment, an important step for California to lead the way for comprehensive world languages education for all students.
“California is ready to expand opportunities for its unique and diverse student population to acquire world languages, develop intercultural competence, and become global citizens,” said Thurmond. “Students who are successful will be those with the ability to navigate the international marketplace. This framework provides guidance and support for instructional approaches intended to bring about optimal performance among students in world languages classrooms.”
The new World Languages Framework is aligned with the most current documents that inform language and culture teaching communities. The framework is based on the innovative 2019 World Languages Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve located on the CDE World Languages Standards web page. The World Languages Standards and World Languages Framework can help schools bolster opportunities for all students through access to high-quality, well-articulated world languages programs.
The public will have until December 1, 2019, to review the draft World Languages Framework on the World Languages Framework web page. Comments may be submitted using the 2020 World Languages Framework online survey or via email to WorldLanguage@cde.ca.gov. The public comments will be presented to the Instructional Quality Commission for review and possible inclusion into the final World Languages Framework in the spring of 2020.
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Tony Thurmond —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100