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Connecting cultures with world languages

In our global, interconnected world, proficiency in multiple languages opens a world of opportunities for students. In addition to professional advancement, economic success, and cultural proficiency, multilingual education offers many cognitive advantages, such as mental flexibility, enhanced ability to learn, strong memory, and increased creativity. 

The San Diego County Office of Education is committed to the vision set forth in the Global California 2030 initiative. Through our professional learning opportunities, research-based practices, technical support, and collaborative networks, we effectively support educational agencies, teachers, and students in bringing the Global California 2030 vision to fruition.

world languages standards

The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California World Languages Standards for Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (WL Standards) in January of 2019.

Download the World Languages Standards (PDF)

Download WL Standards Poster (PDF)

World languages framework

The SBE approved and adopted the draft framework chapters of the World Languages Framework for Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (WL Framework) on July 8, 2020. The WL Framework supports the World Languages Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.

Download the World Languages Standards (PDF)

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Learning and growth is better together! Connect with world languages educators and SDCOE subject-matter experts to build community, celebrate multilingual education, and amplify the importance of global competence. 

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SDCOE Celebrates World Languages and Global Competence
Jun. 12, 2024 

Late last month, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) held a World Languages and Global Competence Day event, which featured a mini-conference, world languages instructional materials fair, and an end-of-year celebration for its Two Shores program.

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Linda Vista Campus