Oregon Department of Education
Office of Teaching and Learning
The benefits of learning a second language go beyond the lifelong ability to communicate with a greater number of people and an enhanced understanding of another culture. Research has demonstrated that the study of a second language also results in improved academic performance, higher order thinking skills, and increased opportunities for success in the expanding global community. Our challenge is to provide all Oregon students with the opportunity to benefit from the study of a second language.
State and national Second Language standards, grade-level maps, standards-based resources, and documents.
Sample scoring guides to assist educators in judging the quality of student performance in relation to content standards.
Professional Development, Organizations
The state and national organizations listed on this page support the improvement of second language instruction.
Curriculum & Instruction
Links to websites and other resources related to second language instruction.
Standards and Instructional Support - Education Program Specialist