Standards & Instruction - World Languages

The World Languages Standards in Maine’s Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction are closely modeled on the national foreign language standards, which provide further guidance and recommendations for world language programs in grades K-12. 

  • State Standards for World Languages (RTF, 346KB). Maine's Learning Results includes World Languages Standards. Elementary, middle and high school programming in Maine’s publicly supported schools must be aligned to the knowledge and skills described in this document.  The State Standards for World Language are due to start the revision process during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. An executive summary of the national standards from American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Alignment to Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The National Standards for Learning Languages aligns directly to the CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.