Languages Template

This development package is provided by the Ministry of Education to assist school districts and communities in developing second-language programs. It guides developers through the process of producing an Curriculum Document. A Curriculum Document provides information schools and teachers need in order to implement a particular curriculum, such as a second-language program.

  • The Languages Template (PDF, 1.5MB) explains how to create a curriculum document for any second language for which there is local interest.

  • A list of additional languages that have been developed through the Ministry Languages Template Process has been provided.

Section 1: Getting Started
This section describes the policies and procedures you need to know if you are thinking of developing a second-language curriculum for use in BC Schools.

Section 2: Using the Languages Template
This section describes the essential features of a second-language IRP, explains how to use the Languages Template to develop a new second-language curriculum, and defines what is expected in locally developed programs that will be submitted for provincial approval.

This section also provides information on how to use the Languages Template electronic files and how to obtain them.

Section 3: The Languages Template
The Languages Template is a model to follow when developing a second-language IRP, including prescribed learning outcomes for each grad.

In addition to the downloadable pdf version, the template is available as electronic files that you can alter to fit your needs. There is no copyright restriction for use in whole or in part for nonprofit education purpose.