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All Programs & Languages

Language programs at the SLC are proficiency-oriented and standards-based. Grounded in research and theory on language and on discourse functions, this orientation is adaptive, compensatory, and developmental, not additive. Standards-based refers to the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages that attend not only to linguistic dimensions, but also to connections that learners make between languages, cultures, and various academic areas; comparisons between languages and cultures; and a knowledge of the communities and cultures that speak a particular language.