The Center for World Languages and Cultures at EdAdvance advocates for the acquisition of world languages and expanded study of associated cultures by K-12 student learners in Connecticut's public schools. The Center's mission is to advocate, support, and promote this cause through the following goals:

  • Promote world languages and cultural literacy as fundamental 21st century skills.

  • Enhance the vitality and viability of existing world language programs in the State.

  • Develop pathways for students to gain proficiency in, and ultimately earn credit for, the study of world languages outside the traditional public school classroom setting.

  • Expand the base of teachers who are certified to teach world languages, particularly in less commonly taught languages.

 Status of World Language Study in CT, 2012