The National Standards Collaborative Board has published the Fourth Edition of The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. The Standards define the central role of world languages in the learning career of every student. The five goal areas of the Standards establish an inextricable link between communication and culture, which is applied in making connections and comparisons and in using this competence to be part of local and global communities.
The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages create a roadmap to guide learners to develop competence to communicate effectively and interact with cultural competence to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.
"The revised Standards are reflective of what the language teaching profession has learned over the past years," noted Keith Cothrun, AATG Executive Director. "The added layer of detail of performance indicators for novice, intermediate, and advanced learners at different developmental levels is a great addition that will serve teachers and learners well.”