World language programs in Connecticut public schools include Spanish, French, Latin, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Arabic and Greek. The effort has been to start programs as early as possible in the elementary grades. World language offerings and sequence length continue to be equity issues for Connecticut public schools.
CSDE Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Publications
- NEW: Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines
- NEW: Seal of Biliteracy Image
- NEW: Seal of Biliteracy Memorandum
- World Language Frameworks (October 2005)
- Common Core of Learning - World Languages
- World Languages: A Guide to K-12 Program Development, 1999
- Connecticut Curriculum Trace Maps - A resource designed to help curriculum developers and teachers translate Connecticut's K-12 performance standards into objectives and classroom practice.
- 2007-2008 District World Language Data
- CT High School World Language Enrollment Graph
- CT Elementary World Language Programs Graph
Teachers & Administrators
- Connecticut Council of Language Teachers
Professional non-profit organization for Connecticut teachers of world languages.
- Connecticut - Italy Partnership
Information related to Italian language and culture, developed through an agreement between the Connecticut State Department of Education, the Consulate General of Italy in New York, and Central Connecticut State University.
- Creating a Chinese Language Program in Your School: An Introductory Guide
- Annotated Research Bibliographies
- Benefits of Second Language Study