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World Language Education


World Language and Global Education Consultant - Pam Delfosse (


Resources and Projects for Sustained World Language Learning


Key concepts: Language proficiency, intercultural communication, community engagement, and global competence

Standards for Learning:Wisconsin Standards for World Languages

ACTFL World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages Video

Effective Practices: Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Framework


National Network for Early Language Learning Resources for Home Learning

National Council of State Supervisors for Languages COVID-19 Resources

National Association for District Supervisors for Languages Covid-19 Resources



Wisconsin Standards for World Languages (2019)


The 2019 Wisconsin Standards for World Languages were adopted by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on June 3, 2019.  These standards were the result of a transparent and comprehensive process for review and revision of academic standards by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. A writing committee of Wisconsin language teachers and teacher educators collaborated to revise the standards which were recommended for adoption by the State Superintendent's Standards Review Council.  Resources to support professional learning and instructional planning for standards- and proficiency-based language programs will be posted at

Want to learn about the 2019 Wisconsin Standards for World Languages?

Listen to this recorded Wisconsin Standards for World Languages Orientation Webinar with DPI World Language and Global Education Consultant, Pam Delfosse.





Wisconsin Language Roadmap Report

Link to The Wisconsin Language Roadmap Report:

The Wisconsin Language Roadmap Report provides a vision and recommendations for building a world-ready Wisconsin through effective and sustained language, intercultural and global learning. The Roadmap Report can guide local world language program strategic planning, development and evaluation. Cross-sector partnerships at the local, regional and state-level are encouraged to build the systems of support required for all students to have access to the benefits of world language learning. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to take collective action to improve students’ college, career, and community readiness through language learning.


Wisconsin State Statutes require access to world language education beginning in grade 7. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction strongly recommends beginning regular world language instruction as early as possible in the elementary grades. Instruction should be in the target language 90% of the time (ACTFL Recommendations) with a curriculum based on Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Learning World Languages.

World language education is a strong component of international/global education. The new Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate requires a sequence of four years of learning a world language at a minimum. Strategies and initiatives in support of world language education programs are grounded in the larger effort to strengthen global education in Wisconsin’s schools. For more information on global education, see

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