Welcome to the Salt Lake City School District World Language page. Here you will find all sorts of resources and information to help students develop their proficiency in world languages.


The World Language Department seeks to provide students with the knowledge and appreciation of other languages, cultural understandings, and cultural competencies. We hope to inspire students to continue their study of world languages to become proficient speakers, listeners, readers, and writers and to effectively participate and communicate in the global community.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century

The Multilingual Dividend - Why do multilingual employees make better employees? Read this intriguing article from the Financial Times.

The Language Shift by ACTFL Executive Director, Mary Abbott

Important Links

Utah Language Road Map for the 21st Century

Utah World Language Core Curriculum

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012

ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners 2012 Edition

Utah Foreign Language Association

Exciting Opportunities

Utah Seal of Biliteracy application

Study Abroad Scholarship for Students

BYU Language Fair






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