Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

World Languages

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 work toward proficiency in a language other than English.

Standards and Courses

Professional Development


Programs and Opportunities

For more information, please contact:

David Nance, World Languages Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 303-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

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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