Alabama - Content Standards: English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language
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Alabama updated the standards for English as a Second Language in 2006.


The Alabama Course of Study: Languages Other Than English—Foreign Languages provides the framework for the minimum required content of the two-year high school foreign languages program for students pursuing the Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement. This document also contains content for a Grades K-8 modern foreign languages program as well as content for two additional years of language study at the high school level in modern languages and Latin, and four years of study in American Sign Language. Content standards in this document are minimum and required (Code of Alabama, 1975, §16-35-4), fundamental and specific, but not exhaustive. When developing local curriculum, local school systems may include additional content standards to address specific local needs or to focus on local resources. Implementation guidelines, resources, and activities may also be included.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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