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Sausalito Marin City SD |  BP  6142.2  Instruction

World/Foreign Language Instruction   

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In order to prepare students for global citizenship and to broaden their intercultural understanding and career opportunities, the Board of Trustees shall provide students with opportunities to develop linguistic proficiency and cultural literacy in one or more world languages in addition to English.

The Superintendent or designee shall recommend world languages to be taught in the district's educational program based on student interest, community needs, and available resources. He/she shall also consider providing English learners the opportunity to study their heritage language, when such a course is available, in order to continue developing skills in that language. American Sign Language courses shall be open to all students regardless of hearing status.

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

The Board shall ensure that students have access to high-quality instructional materials in world languages. In accordance with Board policy, teachers shall also be encouraged to identify and use supplemental resources, such as literature, technology, newspapers and other media, dictionaries, and volunteers from the community to enhance the world language instructional program.

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6163.1- Library Media Centers)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

300-311 Education for English learners

44256-44257 Credential requirements, including teachers of foreign language

51212 Legislative intent to encourage foreign language instruction in grades 1-6

51220 Courses of study, grades 7-12

51225.3 High school graduation requirements

51243-51245 Alternative credits toward graduation for foreign language instruction in private school

60117-60119 Pupil Textbook and Instructional Materials Incentive Program Act

60605.3 Content standards for foreign language instruction

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

1632 Alternative credits toward graduation for foreign language instruction in private school

11309 English immersion programs, parental exception waivers

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, adopted January 7, 2009

Foreign Language Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003

CENTER FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS PUBLICATIONS

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, Second Edition, 2007

COLLEGE BOARD PUBLICATIONS

A Challenge to Change: The Language Learning Continuum, 1999

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: http://www.actfl.org

California Association of Bilingual Education: http://www.bilingualeducation.org

California Department of Education, Foreign Language: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/fl

California Foreign Language Project: http://www.stanford.edu/group/CFLP

California Language Teachers' Association: http://www.clta.net

Center for Applied Linguistics: http://www.cal.org

College Board: http://www.collegeboard.co

University of California, a-g Course Approval: http://www.ucop.edu/a-gGuide/ag

Policy SAUSALITO MARIN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 11, 2010 Sausalito, California