Planning Curriculum for Learning World Languages


Curriculum Design for Learning World Languages:
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.


*Note: The diagram and text used in this interactive tool were taken from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction curriculum guide, Planning Curriculum for Learning World Languages.