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El Dorado Union HSD |  AR  6142.2  Instruction

World Language Instruction   

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The District's instructional program for world languages shall be designed to help students gain knowledge about new language systems, develop a cultural understanding, and use that knowledge to communicate. Students shall receive instruction which is aligned with state academic standards appropriate to their age and stage of linguistic and cultural proficiency in the following categories:

1. Communication: Students shall be taught to effectively convey and receive messages by engaging in or interpreting written, spoken, and/or signed languages, including:

a. Language functions, which describe the purposes to which language is used in culturally appropriate real-world communication.

b. The setting in which the language is used, which includes using language both within and beyond the classroom to interact in local communities and abroad.

c. The structures used to convey meaning.

2. Cultures: Students shall receive instruction that allows them to interact, with competence and understanding, with those who are native to the language in a variety of real-world settings.

(cf. 6142.94 - History/Social Science Instruction)

3. Connections: Students shall receive instruction that builds, reinforces, and expands their knowledge of other disciplines using the language to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives readily or only available through the language and its cultures, in order to function in real-world, academic and career-related settings.

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)


approved: March 27, 2012 Placerville, California

revised: August 15, 2017

revised: December 17, 2019