(a) On or before June 1, 2009, the State Board of Education shall adopt content standards, pursuant to recommendations developed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, for teaching foreign languages in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
(b) The content standards shall support the goals of Section 51212 and subdivision (c) of Section 51220 by including all of the following:
(1) A summary of the language goals which recognizes that instruction may begin in elementary or secondary school.
(2) A description of individual language skills that should be taught and attained at each level.
(3) Course content that is aligned with findings from research on second language acquisition and education.
(4) Course content that is aligned with the admission requirements for the California State University and the University of California.
(c) The content standards may be used by school districts to develop language programs and course assessments but are not mandatory.
(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 826, Sec. 2.)
Education Code 51220
Education Code 51212