“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