Standard & Guidelines


Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century: also known as the 5 C’s Standards defines what students should know and be able to do in foreign language education.

Massachusetts Foreign Language Curriculum Framework: presents the statewide guidelines for learning, teaching, and assessment in modern and classical foreign languages for the Commonwealth’s public schools.

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:

Connecticut World Language Framework: presents a guide for world language content and instruction for all pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in Connecticut.

Maine World Languages Standards: outlines world languages standards and performance indicator labels.

New Hampshire World Languages Standards and Guidelines: In lieu of state curriculum frameworks, educators are advised to access the NH Guidelines

Vermont World Languages Standards: describes grade expectations for Vermont’s framework of standards and learning opportunities

21st Century Skills Map in World Languages: illustrates the integration of World Languages content and 21st Century Skills. This map provides educators, administrators and policymakers with concrete examples of how 21st Century Skills can be integrated into world languages courses.

Alignment of the National Standards for Learning Languages with the Common Core State Standards: These standards describe the expectations to ensure all students are college-, career-, and world-ready.

ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners: describes language performance that is the result of explicit instruction in an instructional setting. These new Performance Descriptors reflect how language learners perform whether learning in classrooms, online, through independent project-based learning, or in blended environments.

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines: are descriptions of what individuals can do with language in terms of speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world situations in a spontaneous and non-rehearsed context.