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World Languages

In the global, interconnected world of the 21st century, proficiency in multiple languages opens a world of opportunities for our students. In addition to professional advancement, economic success, and cultural proficiency, multilingual education offers many cognitive advantages, such as mental flexibility, enhanced ability to learn, strong memory, and increased creativity. 

The Multilingual Education and Global Achievement department of the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is committed to the vision set forth in the Global California 2030 initiative. Through our professional learning opportunities, research-based practices, technical support, and collaborative networks; we support educational agencies, teachers, and students in bringing the Global California 2030 vision to fruition.

World Language Standards

World Languages (WL) Standards and Framework

The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California World Languages Standards for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (WL Standards) in January of 2019.

State Seal of Biliteracy

State Seal of Biliteracy

Information about the State Seal of Biliteracy and participating local educational agencies in San Diego County is available here.

Global California 2030 Resources

Professional Learning

The Multilingual Education and Global Achievement department offers professional learning, professional networks, technical support for educational agencies, and visits to school sites.

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World Language Resources and Programs

Visit this section for information about multilingual programs, professional associations, and international exchange programs. Here you can also find world language resources and best practices.

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DOS ORILLAS Intercultural Exchange Program

A joint program sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education and the Education Office of the Consulate of Spain in Los Angeles.