World language proficiency and cultural competency are crucial 21st century skills that define college, career and world-ready graduates. In Delaware, world language capacity is crucial for the state to maintain and strengthen its domestic economy. Former Governor Jack Markell often spoke publically about the importance of young Delawareans learning a world language, saying that Delaware graduates who enter the job market without the ability to speak a world language other than English are at a significant disadvantage. The Delaware Department of Education is committed to providing an aggressive K-12 world language education plan that not only prepares Delaware students with the language skills they need to compete in an ever-changing global economy at home and around the world but also to build stronger, more connected communities across the state.
Please visit the Delaware Department of Education's World Languages site here!