World Languages

World Languages

World Languages at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

We believe that all Massachusetts students should acquire linguistic and cultural proficiency in at least one language in addition to English. Proficiency in one or more world languages will empower all students to use languages other than English to tell their own stories, understand the stories of others, and engage with their communities.

News and Upcoming Events

  • The 2021 World Languages Curriculum Framework is here.
  • On May 6th and May 20th, the Office of Language Acquisition hosted webinars to introduce the new frameworks.
  • Now is the time to plan for the 2021-2022 World Languages Leaders Network. Help us engage all districts in Massachusetts by asking your curriculum director (or world languages/humanities director) to fill out this survey (one submission per district please). See our Network page for more information.

Last Updated: July 14, 2021

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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