World Language


Nevada Academic Content Standards for World Languages Revision Proposal

A proposed revision of the Nevada State Academic Content Standards for World Language has been released for public review.  Your participation in this process will facilitate the collaboration needed to in order to decide how we move forward regarding the current Nevada State Academic Content Standards for World Language.

The purpose of this proposed revision is to provide guidance for school districts as they develop high-quality world language programs throughout Nevada schools. The study of more than one language is not only essential to the core curriculum, but also imperative to the economic growth and continued prosperity of the state and the nation. World languages should be offered as part of the core curriculum, beginning at an early age and continuing through Grade 12.

The Nevada educators who produced the proposed revised standards agree with the following assumptions about language and culture:

  • Studying another language and culture enhances one's personal education.
  • Connections will be made with other disciplines through the study of world languages
  • Sequential K-12 world language programs based on communicative competence will prepare our students to be successful and productive citizens.
  • K-12 world language programs reflect the developmental nature of language acquisition.
  • Nevada's K-12 world language learners should be held to the highest standards of communicative competence.
  • Nevada's world language teachers must be suitably prepared and qualified in the target language, be knowledgeable about the target culture(s), and be skilled in language teaching strategies and assessment.
  • Nevada's world language programs reflect the proposed revised standards as well as each district's curriculum.

Please review the proposed revision of the Nevada State Academic Content Standards for World Language and participate in the survey (both located under "resources").

The resulting information will be used to identify the most important messages from this proposed revision and your feedback will be brought to the attention of the World Language Standards Revision Committee.  This survey will close April 4, 2014.

Please disseminate this information to your World Language education stakeholders in order insure maximum participation as we continue to move forward.  In the meantime, please continue to use the current Nevada State Academic Content Standards for World Language.

If you have questions, please contact André DeLeón, Education Programs Professional of the Nevada Department of Education, at adeleon@doe.nv.gov or (775) 687-9184.