K-16 Lao Language Curriculum for Wisconsin
Seree WEROHA, Ph.D.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Madison, Wisconsin


Since 2001, the DPI has provided financial support to groups and individuals to work on Lao curriculum based on ACTFL standards and DPI guidelines on world languages. Lao language standards, curriculum, and assessment are needed for K-16 Lao language teaching and learning in Wisconsin. The goal is to design the Lao heritage/world language curriculum and instruction that meet the requirements of foreign/world language in K-12 setting and allow students to pursue higher levels of Lao language proficiency and literacy skills in postsecondary institutions.