Stanford Language Programs

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.

Language programs are proficiency-oriented and standards-based