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National Standards for Foreign Language Learning

The national standards for Foreign Language Learning as per the American Council of Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) include the 5 C’s:


Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.


COMMUNICATION:  Communicate in Languages Other than English

  • Standard 1.1:  Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2:  Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 1.3:  Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.


CULTURES:  Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

  • Standard 2.1:  Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
  • Standard 2.2:  Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.


CONNECTIONS:  Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

  • Standard 3.1:  Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
  • Standard 3.2:  Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.


COMPARISONS:  Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

  • Standard 4.1:  Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
  • Standard 4.2:  Students demonstrate understanding of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.


COMMUNITIES:  Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and around the World

  • Standard 5.1:  Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
  • Standard 5.2:  Students show evidence of becoming lifelong learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.