Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Foreign Language


Proficiency in a second language provides cognitive, social, and professional benefits.  In an increasingly connected world, it is becoming evermore important to be able to communicate with speakers of other languages.  Arkansas has standards in place to help students from elementary school through high school to work toward proficiency in a language other than English.

For more information, please contact:

David Nance, Foreign Language Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-4905

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

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