Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Partnering with YOU so Illinois Language Learners are #2bilit2quit.
ICTFL is an open membership organization that has been serving educators of all languages at all levels in Illinois for more than 30 years. We offer a variety of training and teacher support programs as well as opportunities for travel, scholarships and recognition.
ISBE Alert: 45 days Public Comment ends July 23, 2018
Adoption of World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
Please support the adoption of our national World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages as a replacement to the current and outdated Illinois Foreign Language Standards 28, 29 and 30. This change aligns state standards with current best practices and focuses on the three Communicative Modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational). These national standards were a collaborative effort of a joint task force including: AATA, AATF, AATG, AATI, AATJ, AATK, AATMG, AATSP, ACL, ACTFL, ACTR, ASLTA, CLASS, CLTA, MLA, NCOLCTL and National Standards Task Force for Hindi. The proposed rule change can be viewed at https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Proposed-Rules-and-Amendments.aspx and is posted for Public Comment until July 23. Scroll down to page 5, Section 1. Appendix D "World Languages" highlighted in RED. Please send an email with your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you support this 21st Century update for Illinois World Language educators.
The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages define the central role of world languages in the learning career of every student. The five goal areas of the Standards establish an inextricable link between COMMUNICATION and CULTURE, which is applied in making CONNECTIONS and COMPARISONS and in using this competence to be part of local and global COMMUNITIES. The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages create a roadmap to guide learners to develop competence to communicate effectively and interact with cultural competence to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.
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