Secondary World Languages

Secondary World Language Resources

ASD World Languages: Proficiency-Based Curriculum

ASD Teachers have access to our Google Drive folder which includes curriculum, common assessments, and teacher resources and materials being implemented this year. For clarification or further ideas, please contact Jake Sigafus: jwsigafus@alpinedistrict.org ASD Language teachers please login to Google then click  HERE.
Alpine School District World Language Courses are based on the Utah State Standards for World Language Learning which you can find HERE. (Link and new Utah standards coming soon.)
The world language core standards align with and reinforce the English Language Arts Core Standards. Download the PDF of the Alignment HERE

Proficiency Targets by Level

Proficiency Target OverviewAll secondary language courses have been aligned to the ACTFL (American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines for Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading as well as the Proficiency guidelines of the California Language Project. Download the Proficiency Target Overview PDF here

What do the Proficiency Levels Mean

Novice / Formulaic
Intermediate / Created
Advanced / Planned
actfl_logoYou can find more information about language proficiency standards as well as examples of student work at each level of proficiency by visiting: www.actflproficiencyguidelines2012.org
Linguafolio is an online student self-assessment tool that will soon be available to all world language students in Alpine school district. Students will have the ability to rate and track their language proficiency and progression as well as upload examples of their own work. Look for links to Linguafolio and Linguafolio training here in the near future.
Current best practice methodologies suggest that thematic based units and project based learning yields the best results when engaging students and preparing them for college and future careers. When looking for ideas of what an effective language teacher looks like today (as compared to 30, 20, or even 10 years ago) we have found research-based information to drive our instruction at www.tellproject.com as well as a number of different places.

USOE World Languages Page

For world languages core, licensing, and other materials from the state of Utah click here.
p21_logoPartnership for 21st Century Skills p21.org http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/Skills%20Map/p21_worldlanguagesmap.pdf
UFLA SWCOLT ACTFL NADSFL