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World Languages

Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance and Resources

Provides guidance and resources for students, families, and district use during the 2020-2021 school year.

World Languages Overview

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 recently updated the adopted 2010 standards. This work aligned Oregon's standards more closely with the standards established at the national level. The most recent adopted standards:


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

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