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World Languages

The benefits of learning a second language go beyond the lifelong ability to communicate with a greater number of people and an enhanced understanding of another culture. Research has demonstrated that the study of a second language also results in improved academic performance, higher order thinking skills, and increased opportunities for success in the expanding global community. Our challenge is to provide all Oregon students with the opportunity to benefit from the study of a second language.


The World Languages Content Panel is currently working on updating the adopted 2010 standards. This includes work on aligning Oregon's standards more closely with the standards established at the national level. The following is the most recent Draft of these efforts:

The most recent adoped standards:(the subject's title reverted back to World Languages after the 2010 standards were adopted).

Sample Scoring Guides

Sample Assessments

Additional Resources

For questions regarding the ODE World Languages program, email Rendy Jantz.

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