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The world languages curriculum provides a framework for instruction in world languages for students in grades K-12. The scope and sequence and learner objectives have been written as guidelines for all languages currently taught, or new languages to be taught, within the organizational system. The curriculum appendix provides instructional information specific to each language. 

The spiraling levels (introductory, exploratory, levels 1, 2, 3, and 4) are designed to foster progressive learning in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. While students may begin their world language experience at differing grade points, typically introductory and exploratory levels are taught at elementary school and middle school, with level 1 and above courses at middle school and high school. As students progress in world language skills, their language proficiency is assessed in order to make placement decisions about the appropriate world language level. 

A language and its culture are inseparable. Through the study of languages, students gain knowledge and understanding of world cultures. 

Course content should reflect a wide variety of academic and cultural topics (the arts, history, current events, literature, culture, sports, etc.). Materials should include authentic resources in the form of recordings, films, newspapers, and magazines.

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