The Maryland State Curriculum (SC) for World Languages was unanimously accepted by the Maryland Board of Education on March 24, 2009. Click here for the Introduction and the SC.
World Language Goals: The Five C’s
The goal of the five "C's" is to prepare learners to apply the skills and understandings measured by the Standards beyond the instructional setting and to bring a global competence to their future careers and experiences. The Standards have been refreshed to reflect the current educational landscape, including Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards, and 21st century skills. The five C's are:
Communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes
Interact with cultural competence and understanding
Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations
Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence
Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world
COMAR Regulation 13A.04.11, Programs in World Languages: Unanimously adopted by the Maryland State Board of Education on January 26, 2010.
World Languages in Maryland
Maryland students have the opportunity to increase cultural awareness and develop language skills in eleven languages in grades K-12. 2013-2014 World Languages Enrollment Report provides information on language offerings in each of Maryland’s 24 school systems.
Maryland Heritage Language Task Force Report
ACTFL - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
MFLA - Maryland Foreign Language Association
We should have every child speaking more than one language!
-- President Barack Obama