The study of world languages is a way to connect with others across cultural, political, religious and economic borders. As Catholic educators of world languages, we are called to bridge these diverse communities in order to foster understanding and world peace. To facilitate these goals the standards were designed within the framework of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning:
COMMUNICATION — communicate in languages other than English
CULTURES — gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures
CONNECTIONS — connect with other disciplines and acquire information
COMPARISONS — develop insight into the nature of language and culture
COMMUNITIES — participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.
World Language Standards PDF