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World Language

Curriculum Maps & Standards

Canyons School District’s curriculum maps are standards-based maps driven by the Utah

World Language Core Standards for Proficiency and the Proficiency Guidelines as defined in the 2012 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

The standards provide a clear description of what can be done with language at various levels in speaking, writing, listening, and reading.

The three proficiency levels used in the maps are: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced subdivided into low, mid, and high sublevels.

The Utah Core strands of Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening are integrated in the standards for learning languages’ goal area of Communication and Cultures:

  • Interpersonal (speaking and listening or writing and reading)
  • Interpretive (reading, listening, and viewing)
  • Presentational (writing, speaking)
  • Intercultural competencies (products, practices, and perspectives)

(USBE World Language Standards)

World Language Index


  • World Language Spring AAPPL testing: sample testing of level 2 and level 3 (Chinese, French,

German and Spanish)

When: Every year in Spring (April -TBD)

What: Sections: ILS (Interpretive Listening and Speaking) and PW (Presentational Writing)

(TBD every year) (Novice to Intermediate) (please note no AAPPL ASL testing)


                       When: Every year in May (TBD by College Board)

Professional Development

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Elisabeth-Michèle Harward

Secondary Dual Language Immersion and World Language Specialist- French

Amy Gutierrez

Secondary Specialist – Spanish

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