Proficiency Goals for WL Programming

One of the most frequent questions asked regarding the 2019 World Language Standards is “What do I have to buy? Should I use this resource or that resource?” I would challenge us to look first at our ultimate goal. What do you want students to be able to do with the language? The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is the high honor of proficiency in language learning, celebrating a student’s ability to function for the purpose of academia or career in the language. Districts that want students to qualify for the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy and other high honors will create programming to support that goal. Use your proficiency goal as the guidance for curriculum and instruction. As we know, proficiency is built through practice, not necessarily materials.

Stephanie Call, World Languages Specialist ♦ 402-471-4331 ♦