Prisdlla G. Wood (Ph.D. candidate, University of North Carolina at Greensboro) is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Who is Using the National Foreign Language Standards?
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1999 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 435–440, December 1999
How to Cite
Wood, P. G. (1999), Who is Using the National Foreign Language Standards?. Foreign Language Annals, 32: 435–440. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1999.tb00874.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT This article briefly traces the history of the National Standards for Foreign Languages and then addresses who is using the standards. The Center for Applied Linguistics reports that approximately half of the surveyed foreign language teachers are aware of national or state standards. Finally, the issue of how states are developing foreign language standards is addressed by examining the curricula of Minnesota, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Recommendations follow as to how a state's curriculum can be aligned with the national standards.