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05/04/2020Download Word DocumentRegister for the Virtual Conference on Remote Learning for World Languages

Web-based Learning in the Age of Coronavirus

The Joint National Committee for Foreign Languages (JNCFL) has published this list of resources and lessons for teachers of World Languages to use as we try to provide instruction to students remotely. Check the DESE World Languages website for updates and resources as they become available.

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Spring 2020 Virtual Conference for Remote Learning for World Languages Update

Current Framework

Massachusetts Foreign Languages Curriculum Framework Download PDF Document
Created in 1999, the MA Foreign Language Curriculum Framework are organized into four strands — communication, cultures, comparisons, and communities. The standards are currently being studied for revision.

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Research to Inform the Massachusetts World Language Standard (June 2019)

Seal of Biliteracy

The graduating class of 2019 was the first class of Massachusetts students who were eligible to earn the State Seal of Biliteracy. For more information go to the Seal of Biliteracy website.

Professional Resources

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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
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Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA)


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DESE World Languages Newsletter 2.2 Spring 2020

Recognizing Massachusetts' Outstanding World Languages Educators

Every year, MaFLA chooses one outstanding teacher in the field of World Languages to be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments. Congratulations to Rebecca Blouwolff at Wellesley Middle School for being honored as not only the MaFLA Teacher of the Year, but also the NECTFL Teacher of year. #aMAzingEducators

Contact Information

Andy McDonie , M.Ed.
Language Acquisition Support Specialist-World Languages
(781) 338-3541

Last Updated: June 12, 2020

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