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WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA

WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA

The California Department of Education (CDE) establishes standards and frameworks for World Languages. Content standards are designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level or content area. Curriculum frameworks provide guidance to educators, parents, and publishers, to support implementing California content standards. The CDE also provides information and resources for instructional materials.
OVERVIEW OF WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATIoN IN SDUHSD

OVERVIEW OF WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATIoN IN SDUHSD

World language is not a requirement to graduate from SDUHSD. Coursework in languages other than English fulfill elective credits.
 
To apply to most four-year colleges, students must earn a C grade or higher in two years of the same language other than English, with three years recommended, or equivalent. Students may take as many world languages as their schedule will allow, but prerequisites and department recommendations should be followed. 
 
SDUHSD offers courses in American Sign Language, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. Please see school websites for course offerings.
 
Middle School
Students in grades 7 & 8 may begin studies in select languages other than English. Middle school courses may be used to satisfy college entrance requirements and prerequisites for high school courses but no high school credit will be granted for courses taken during middle school.
 
High School
Students in grades 9-12 may take world language courses offered by their school or pursue off-campus coursework in languages that SDUHSD does not offer. Please work directly with the student's school counselor.