"A world class education
must include communicative competence in a second language."
Educating Global Citizens from the Start
World Languages Resources for K-12 Teachers and Parents
Standards in World Languages Education
- New Jersey is one of only a small number of states that recognized the importance
of learning a second language by requiring world language instruction in all schools, grades K-12.
The Standards-based World Languages Classroom
Technology Lesson Plans
Children's Literature Lesson Plans
- Teachers use the natural approach to language learning. New Jersey school
districts are required to align instruction with the
State's standards to ensure that all children benefit from the most current
methods in world languages education.
- The classroom is only one environment where New Jersey's students
learn to communicate in a second language and understand different cultures.
Proficiency comes from interaction with the language through conversation
and cultural experiences with family and friends.
Guidelines for the Professional Development of World Language Teachers:
Meeting the Vision of the Standards
- This document, developed by a group of K-16 New Jersey educators, presents guidelines for colleges and universities as they rethink their world language teacher education programs in order to facilitate the implementation of such restructuring.