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1 Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism Presentation for Community Members and Business Leaders December 2013

2 Goal Acknowledge and discuss the value of multilingualism in the 21 st century 2Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages

3 The U.S. Secretary of Education Says… " The fact that our kids don't grow up [bilingual] puts them at a competitive disadvantage," noting that it's common practice in many other countries for students to learn at least one other language. U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan May 29, 2013 Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages3

4 Role of Language in Global Competence Bilingualism/multilingualism – advantage for students competing to succeed in 21 st century global society Students must develop four competencies and be able to – investigate the world – recognize perspectives – communicate ideas – take action Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages4

5 What Does Research Say About Language Learning? Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages5

6 Benefits of Early Language Learning in Dual-Language Programs Supporting home language leads to improved achievement Long-term program participants learning two languages are less likely to drop out of high school and outperform other English Learners taught in an English only setting English only students taught in dual- language settings outperform their peers in English-only settings Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages6

7 Citizens Comfortable Conversing in a Second Language Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages7 54% of Europeans feel comfortable conversing in a second language 54% 10% native born U.S. citizens feel comfortable conversing in a language other than English 10% Source: European Commission, 2012Source: 2010 U.S. Census

8 Source: America’s Foreign Language Deficit, Forbes, 2012 Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages8 Percentage of Schools in the U.S. Offering Foreign Language

9 K-12 Foreign Language Learning 21 countries require their students to study at least one additional language China – Foreign language study is compulsory starting at ages 8-9 Canada – Foreign language study is compulsory starting at age 10 United States – Foreign language study is not compulsory 9Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages

10 Viewing Video: Stakeholder Voices Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages10

11 Biliteracy Award Programs Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages11 Pathway Awards Seal of Biliteracy

12 Seal of Biliteracy Recognition by the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and districts and county offices of education of students who meet the criteria for demonstrating proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English by high school graduation 12Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

13 Encourage students to develop and maintain biliteracy and multilingual skills Promote the development of language and cultural appreciation and cross-cultural understanding Encourage the development of dual language immersion programs, and world, native, and heritage language programs in schools Provide employers with a method of identifying candidates with language and biliteracy skills Benefits of the Seal of Biliteracy Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages13

14 Acknowledgements to encourage students to begin or continue the study of a second or third language At the end of elementary school students may earn – Bilingual Service and Participation Award or – Biliteracy Attainment Award At the end of middle school students may earn – Pursuit of Bilingualism Award or – Biliteracy Attainment Award Pathway Awards Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages14

15 Foreign Language/World Language Study ProgramsTwo-Way Immersion Programs K-66-12K-12 Bilingual Programs Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Foreign Language Experience (FLEX) After school or weekend language programs Traditional world language classes in middle and high school Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers Vietnamese for Native Vietnamese Speakers Study abroad Two-Way Immersion Multiple Paths to Multilingualism Opportunities for schools to design language programs in their schools Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages Adapted from the World Language Plan, San Diego County Office of Education,

16 Establishing the Award Program Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages16 1.Determine purpose and commitment 2.Inform stakeholders of programs 3.Establish advisory committee to draft proposal 4.Present to School Board 5. Establish an outreach program 6.Develop evaluation criteria (rubrics & process) 7.Create process to identify eligible students and staff to implement program 8. Design and present awards 9. Establish program budget

17 Participating Districts in Santa Clara County Alum Rock Union SD Campbell Union SD Campbell Union HSD East Side Union HSD Gilroy Unified SD Latino College Preparatory Academy Morgan Hill Unified SD Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages17 Mount Pleasant SD Mountain View- Los Altos Union HSD Oak Grove SD Palo Alto Unified SD San Jose Unified SD Santa Clara Unified SD

18 18 Access the Toolkit A complete list of resources is available at: home/Pages/default.aspx Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

19 A Call to Action 1.Reflect on what you have heard from this presentation. 2.Think about your personal commitment in developing 21 st Century Global Citizens. 3.Complete at least one of the sentence frames: On a personal level I commit to _____________. On a professional level I commit to __________. Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages19

20 For More Information Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director, Multilingual Education Services Melissa Christie, Director, Curriculum and Instruction Angelica Ramsey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer Educational Services Branch Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism


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