Foreign Language


Contact Information

Robin Holbrook
(307) 777-5217
robin.holbrook@wyo.gov

Foreign Language Content/Performance Standards Downloads


Dual Language Immersion Program

The Wyoming Legislature has provided $450,000.00 from the school foundation account to the Department of Education “to initiate a Dual Language Immersion Program within schools during school years 2014-15 and 2015-16″ (2014 Wyoming Sessions Laws 113).

The purposes of this grant are to distribute financial assistance to school districts for the provision of Dual Language Immersion Programs and to require the use of a target foreign language during not less than 50% of student-teacher contact time during each school day.

Priority in funding shall be given to:

  • New school districts/charters to Dual Language Immersion programs;
  • New languages to current school districts offering a Dual Language Immersion program;
  • School Districts that are expanding Dual Language Immersion program opportunities.

Districts and schools wishing to apply for these funds are asked to complete the application (link below). Schools are to receive the funding by August 15, 2015. The deadline to submit the application to the WDE is May 18, 2015. For questions, please contact Robin Holbrook at robin.holbrook@wyo.gov or 307-777-5217.

Download the Application


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Professional Organizations

Instructional Resources

  • LinguaFolio LinguaFolio is a portfolio assessment instrument designed to support individuals in setting and achieving their goals for learning languages.
  • JCPS Worls Language Documents These beautifully designed rubrics are by language level and coded by language. There are thematic unit assessments for both Interpersonal and Presentational Speaking that embed culture.
  • National Foreign Language Standards
  • TELL (Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning) This is a collection of products and processes that can be used to enhance the effectiveness of world language teachers.
  • 21st Century Skills Map This map provides educators, administrators and policymakers with concrete examples of how 21st Century Skills can be integrated into core subjects.
  • Rosetta Stone Q&A
  • The NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements are self-assessment checklists used by language learners to assess what they “can do” with language in the Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes of communication.