(1) In general, a basic program in world languages shall:

(a) meet the following conditions:

(i) consistent and continual experience with the target language and culture;

(ii) access to native speakers or experts, authentic cultural contact, and culturally authentic materials (e.g., print, video, audio, literature, music, art) ; and

(iii) access to technology that provides contact with the target language.

(b) include the following practices:

(i) promote confidence in practicing the language by encouraging risk-taking and minimizing verbal correction;

(ii) maximize use of target language in an authentic manner through student-teacher and student-student interaction; and

(iii) gain understanding of the cultural perspectives of the target culture.


History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-114, 20-2-121, 20-7-101, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 2001 MAR p. 953, Eff. 6/8/01; AMD, 2023 MAR p. 255, Eff. 7/1/23.