School Improvement in Maryland

Teaching and Learning: World Languages

State Curriculum documents are now available in one printable format, from the links below, but will be available online in multiple formats soon. As you use the documents in your classrooms, we hope you will provide us your comments and suggestions about how we can make this document more useful to you on the feedback form.

State Curriculum

World Languages: Introduction [Acrobat 54k]
World Languages: Standards [Acrobat 72k]


Susan C. Spinnato

Susan C. Spinnato

Specialist, World Languages — Susan Spinnato is the Specialist for World Languages at the Maryland State Department of Education. She coordinates the development of the World Language Standards, the State Curriculum and Toolkit for World Languages, and provides technical assistance to local school systems for world languages program development and implementation. Mrs. Spinnato works with representatives from colleges, universities, state agencies, embassy representatives, and community and professional organizations to promote world languages and international education. Susan has been a world languages educator for 35 years. Prior to coming to MSDE, she was the Coordinator of World Languages for Baltimore County Public Schools.

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