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Planning and Evaluating Highly
Successful Foreign Language Programs

This succinct and practical guide, written by veteran and highly acclaimed foreign language educators, is designed to support the planning of new foreign language programs as well as assessing existing programs. The document builds upon the guiding principals of backward design.

  • It addresses the role of key stakeholders in the planning and implementation of an effective instructional program including Instructional Leaders, Teachers, Policy Makers, and Parents.
  • It provides an Action Plan designed to achieve the goal of a high quality language program. Useful Appendices include: Checklist for Observing Foreign Language Instruction for Secondary School Students, Glossary, and Resources.