World Languages

​The fundamental purpose of world language instruction is to enable students to communicate in a new language in a culturally appropriate way. The linguistic and cultural insights that come from world language study are essential for citizens in the global community and marketplace.


Experience the Arab World
World Artists Experiences is an MSDE partner that provides excellent cross-cultural training opportunities for educators and students. Please see this flyer for an opportunity for K-University educators to experience the Arabic language and culture on December 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C.


Resources

NEW!!!   Maryland's Seal of Biliteracy

2016-2017 World Languages Enrollment Report

The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

How do World Language Standards align to the Common Core?

What do language learners need to do to function as a specific level of proficiency?

What key instructional shifts are occurring in Maryland world language classrooms?

World language elementary curriculum STEM modules are available here.


Bonnie Pechulis
Specialist, World Languages and ESOL
Phone:     410-767-0331
Fax: 410-333-1146
Email: bonnie.pechulis@maryland.gov