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Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers 

The annual conference begins February 6, 2021 and has events all month long!  For more information, go to their website.

Read the 2021 Governor Proclamation


2020-2021 World Languages Instructional Guidance for Diverse Learning Settings

  • Teaching and Learning in Diverse Learning Settings
  • Equity Considerations
  • ACTFL Webinars

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Academic Standards

In the 21st century society, the study of more than one language is not only absolutely essential to the core curriculum, but also imperative to the economic growth and continued prosperity of the United States. Language and communication are essential to the human experience.

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Curriculum Support

Article IX, Section 16 of Colorado's constitution states, "Neither the general assembly nor the state board of education shall have power to prescribe textbooks to be used in the public schools." However, CDE can still serve as an advisor to help districts and schools adopt, adapt, develop, or use the materials of their choice.

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Instructional Support

Instructional support is grounded in CDE's shared approach to Best, First Instruction as well as practices and strategies supported by professional organizations and scholars at the leading edge of world languages education.

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There are many opportunities to connect and grow as a professional educator with the larger world languages education community, including mailing lists, professional organizations, and events.

For further assistance, please contact:

Samantha Messier, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Standards and Instructional Support
P 720.376.2781