Foreign Language

Contact Information

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

The 2013 Wyoming Foreign Language Content and Performance Standards were adopted in November 2013 and should be fully implemented in schools by the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.

Foreign Language Content & Performance Standards Downloads


K-2 Foreign Language Instruction

Wyoming state law mandates that all school districts provide instruction in foreign languages to K-2 students (21-9-101(g)).

Salsa episodes and Teacher Support materials are recommended for use in K-2 Foreign language instruction. Salsa episodes are free and can be found online here: gpb.org/salsa

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.

Download the Application