World Languages

K-12 STANDARDS, CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

Welcome!

This website serves as a central hub for World Language educators, administrators, institutions of higher education, and other interested parties. This hub houses the repositories, communications, and recommended resources related to the implementation of the North Carolina World Languages Standard Course of Study (SCoS). World Language educators are encouraged to browse, reference, download, share, discuss, and adapt resources.

Use the links above or the drop down navigation bar in the upper right corner to access information and resources.

Dr. Ann Marie Gunter, World Languages Consultant (ann.gunter@dpi.nc.gov or 919-807-3833)

World Languages for All

World Language study benefits all students.

The study of another language leads to:

  • higher scores on standardized tests (reading, math, SAT),
  • greater cognitive development in the areas of mental flexibility, creativity, divergent thinking and higher-order thinking skills,
  • a broader English vocabulary,
  • a better understanding of one’s own language and culture, and
  • enhanced career opportunities.

Download the current World Languages in North Carolina document posted in February 2019 with information about statewide enrollment, initiatives, programs, and other data on World Languages that is updated annually

Download the most recent Language Diversity brief from April 2019 with an overview of the languages other than English that are spoken in homes across the state

Language-specific versions of the World Languages in North Carolina document are compiled upon request for presentations and state professional organizations.

Here are some recent examples: ASL (January 2019) Chinese (August 2018) French (November 2017) German (June 2018) Spanish (December 2016)