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Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for World Languages (PDF)
* Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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World Language Assessment Publications:

Planning Curriculum for Learning World Languages
Based on Wisconsin's standards, this guide describes step-by-step the decisions necessary for designing a curriculum for learning languages. Instead of beginning with a grammatical sequence and lists of vocabulary to learn, a standards-based curriculum describes what students can do with the target language vs. what they can say about the language. The switch in the unit and lesson planning cycle is to design curriculum units beginning from the mindset of the standards and working backward to the level of grammatical structures and vocabulary.
Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century
The final document, Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century, represents an unprecedented consensus among educators, business leaders, government, and the community on the definition and role of foreign language instruction in American education. This visionary document has been used by teachers, administrators, and curriculum developers at both state and local levels to begin to improve foreign language education in our nation's schools.

The NEW revised 3rd Edition Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, which includes standards for Arabic, is now available.

LinguaFolio Wisconsin(courtesy of WAFLT)
LinguaFolio Wisconsin is a document in which those who are learning or have learned a language at school or outside school can reflect on their language learning and cultural experiences. It is a tool that can accompany language learning throughout one’s life and is suitable for documenting language abilities for various uses.


LinguaFolio K-8 ImageLinguaFolio Wisconsin K-8 (courtesy of WAFLT)
LinguaFolio Wisconsin K-8 contains the same four parts as the LinguaFolio Wisconsin. Since elementary programs vary widely, we’ve included multiple formats for some sections. Choose the most appropriate template for your students: (visit the WAFLT site form more info).


Clover imagePlanning Curriculum for World Languages (courtesy of WI DPI)
In the world language classroom, standards influence the curriculum, assessment, and instruction. The three purposes of Communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentation) form the heart. Culture is always embedded in the instruction. Connections, Comparisons, and Communities enrich the learning activities. The performance standards inform the assessments that show students their progress toward higher levels of proficiency in using the target language. The focus is on what students can do with the language they are learning.