•  “Knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom.”

    "Language learning is not a college credit, but rather an essential 21st century life skill."

    • Developing functional proficiency in a world language other than English.

    • Promoting respect for and appreciation of differences in cultural practices, products, and perspectives.

    • Strengthening literacy skills in students' home language and the new language being studied.

    Colorado Academic World Languages Standards-The 4C's

    1. Communication: Communication in Languages Other Than English

    2. Cultures: Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

    3. Connections: Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

    4. Comparisons: Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture