Teacher Resources for the Classroom, Local Curriculum, and Professional Development (PD)

The links below go directly to wikipages on the World Languages wiki or other DPI wikis, various websites on the Internet, or to the Google drive that holds the World Language Essential Standards materials.


Feel free to download any materials from the Google drive! Once you click on a Google link, the document will display and you can click the down arrow or right click to save a copy to your computer.

Note: Be aware that each browser operates somewhat differently with downloads, so you may need to check your Downloads folder or other area to locate the document you're saving to use.



Accessing State Standards Resources

Being a 21st Century Educator

Describing Proficiency & Student Outcomes

World Language Essential Standards Document (WLES)

WLES and Instructional Tools wikipage

Administrator Guides wikipage

Assessment Examples (AEs) wikipage

Clarifying Objectives by Course

Graphic Organizers

21st Century Skills wikipage

  • 21st Century Skills Maps for all content areas

  • Future-Ready Graphics

NC Teacher Licensing Information

Professional Organizations

Professional Development (PD) Information

Scholarships, Grants, Awards & Opportunities for K-20 Educators

ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines

National LinguaFolio Site


NC Folios Wiki - LinguaFolio Section

All of the national LinguaFolio materials are posted for North Carolina educators on the NC Folios wiki.
North Carolina also has its own online version of LinguaFolio, the e-LinguaFolio,
which is free for our state's educators and language learners.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

FreeResources.pngFREE Classroom Resources

The links below go directly to FREE classroom resources, either created by NCDPI or shared by partner organizations.

NCDPI resources that are posted as Word or PDF documents are

downloadable from a Google drive


Clarifying Objectives by Course documents for local curriculum writing

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Cherokee
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek (Modern)
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Other Classical Language (ex. Ancient Greek)
  • Other Modern Language (ex. Hindi, Portuguese, Turkish)
  • Exploratory Language

21st Century Skills Map for World Languages

21st Century Skills with Technology Tools for World Languages

ACTFL's Words and Actions: Teaching Languages Through the Lens of Social Justice book

Carolina Navigator Culture Kits website

NCVPS Culture Cafes for World Languages

Teaching the EU Toolkits website

UNC Chapel Hill - Duke Consortium's

NC's WLES Proficiency Posters wikipage

Oral Proficiency Levels in the Workplace

(ACTFL poster)

Building Proficiency Levels Needed to be Globally Competitive for Work




Highlighting Global Education Materials

Linking to National & International Standards

Subscribing to Listservs

Global Educators Digital Badge for Teachers

Global Education Resources for World Languages Document

Global Languages Endorsement, NC's Seal of Biliteracy

NC Global Education Wiki

ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

includes language-specific standards for:
  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Classical Languages (Latin and Greek)
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Spanish

Standards for Classical Language Learning

(currently being aligned to ACTFL Standards)

Standards for Learning American Sign Language

There are 4 World Language listservs where announcements and newsletters are shared:

  • Dual Language/Immersion Educators

    A group for educators and others involved with dual language/immersion (DL/I) programs at any level, K-20, across the state of North Carolina and beyond

  • NC Folios

    A group for educators and researchers using portfolio-based formative assessment tools like ArtsFolio, CivicsFolio, or LinguaFolio

  • World Language Instructors

    A group for teachers or instructors of World Languages at any level, K-20, and in any World Language program with information about professional development options, opportunities for programs, grants, etc.

  • World Language News

    A periodic publication and announcements about World Language Education, including classroom resources and opportunities for K-20 students and teachers like awards, contests, and scholarships

There are also listservs from other areas and perspectives that may be of interest to World Language educators, such as Global Education, Teachers of English Learners, Legislative Updates, etc.

To join one or more of the World Language listservs from NCDPI, click on the GovDelivery link or go directly to https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCSBE/subscriber/new.