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 Georgia World Languages Professional Development Page

​Every day, across the great state of Georgia, world language teaching professionals enter their classrooms and share the world beyond our borders with their students. They strive to give their students not only the linguistic tools they will need to enter the global arena, but also the cultural competencies they will need to be competitive in the workforce. This page is, first and foremost, dedicated to these professionals and their students.  

This website serves several functions:
  • ​It serves as a repository for Professional Development webinars related to various world language programs and aspects.
  • It serves as an online nexus to connect to other open source Professional Development opportunities with regards to World Language and cultural Education.
  • It serves to inform world language teaching professionals in Georgia about our upcoming Professional Development opportunities.
  • It serves to highlight the capabilities in-state language and cultural partners can provide to support language and cultural programs statewide.
  • It serves to link to websites and research related to world language education in Georgia.

Call for Proposals for GADII 2018 

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The 5th annual Georgia Dual Language Immersion Instititute will be held July 17th & 18th at Douglas County High School in Douglas County and is sure to be well attended!  We are now accepting proposals for the Institute until April 20th.  You can submit a proposal via this link.  You can register now to attend the conference via this link.

 ​​​GaDOE World Language Educator of the Month Program!

Every day, all across the great state of Georgia, world language educators at all grade levels are making a world of difference in our schools!  This program is designed to honor these educators and celebrate the impact their efforts have on the lives of our students! 

Do you know a current world language teacher that has made a difference in your life or the lives of others!  Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond to provide students the critical language and cultural competencies needed for the workforce of today and tomorrow?  Whether you are a parent, student, colleague or citizen, we invite you to tell us about them!  Please fill out our online nomination form here.  Thank you for nominating!​

New Guidance at a Glance Certification Document

In an effort to make the certification process easier to understand for prospective world language teachers here in Georgia, we are pleased to provide this document to help answer your questions!

Revised Certification Guidance at a glance for World Language Educators in Georgia.pdf​

​​​​General Programs Informational Webinars
The International Skills Diploma Seal
Georgia's New Seal of Biliteracy
  1. Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy 2017.pptxGeorgia's Seal of Biliteracy 2017.pptx / Powerpoint
  2. Link to webinar on Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy / Webinar
Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Model
The Road Ahead 
Webinar Archives:
 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Resources provided by KSU Department of Foreign Languages

Dual Language Immersion Webinar/Video Series

Teacher to Teacher Video/Webinar Series

Tips for the Spanish Classroom​ - Mrs. Downey - February 2018

​International Exchange Programs: Best Practices Video/Webinar 

Here we will highlight successful exchange programs and the teachers who are engaged in these programs will share their best practices for such exchanges.

​Pathways toward Proficiency Series

An Introduction to proficiency and competency based instruction
proficiency.pptxproficiency.pptx / Powerpoint

​Georgia's World Language and Cultural Partners Series

Here we will highlight the opportunities in state language and cultural partners can provide in the work of language and cultural teaching.

Link to CULTR Webinar​  (May 25, 2017)

Georgia's innovative DSD Statewide Initiative
Updated webinar for DSD.pptUpdated webinar for DSD.ppt  Powerpoint
       Link to Webinar on DSD / Webinar

​​​​​​​​​GaDOE World Language Updates (Archive)

 ​​​​​​​​​​​GaDOE World Language Update Jan 3, 2018.pdfGaDOE World Language Update Jan 3, 2018.pdf


 Contact Information

​​​Mr. Patrick Wallace
Program Specialist for World Languages & Global Work Initiatives
Office Phone: 404-651-8373
Mobile Phone: 404-694-4633

 Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities


March 15-17 2018

FLAG/SCOLT conference in Atlanta  

March 20th

International Day at the Capitol

March 24th

MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest at McEachern HS in Cobb County

March 27th

Ga Statewide WL District Coordinator Meeting (online) 10am – 12pm

March 30th

Deadline for applications to Studienbruecke Program

March 31st

Deadline to apply for ACTFL Summer Scholarships

April 1st

Deadline for students to apply for AATG Summer Study Scholarships

Deadline to apply for UNG summer language Institutes

April 4-5

SECCL Conference in Savannah

April 10th

3rd Round Deadline for QFI grants to support Arabic Teachers

April 14th

MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Albany Area)

DSD Oral Tests at KSU

April 15th

Deadline for reporting of International Skills Diploma Seal requests and for reporting the names of participating STAR ISDS students via this form to attend the ISDS Awards Celebration at the DOE on April 24th.

Dual Language Immersion Endorsement Program at GSU entrance deadline

April 24th

Tentative date for ISDS Awards Ceremony at the DOE

April 28th

FLES FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Metro Area)

April 30th

Focus on ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines and the Revised Can-Do Performance Indicators  (North Georgia RESA)

July 17-19

Georgia Dual Language Immersion Institute

May 1st

Deadline for 1st reporting cycle for the Seal of Biliteracy

Sept 15th

DLI in a Day Professional Development in Forsyth


 Upcoming World Language Events

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  FLAG/SCOLT Conference
  FLAG/SCOLT Conference
  FLAG/SCOLT Conference

 RESA (Regional Education Service Agencies) Links


 World Language Professional Organizations

ACTFL​ (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching)
FLAG​ (Foreign Language Association of Georgia)​
CASIE (Center for Advancement and Study of International Education)
MLA​ (Modern Language Association)​
NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education)
NCSSFL​ (National Council for State Supervisors of Language)
NADSFL ​(National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages)​
ASHA (American Speech-Language Association)
ASTA​ (American Sign Language Teacher's Association)
SAMLA (Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association)
CLA (College Language Association)​

 Language Specific Professional Organizations

​​AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese)
AATSP (Georgia Chapter)
AATG (American Association of Teachers of German)
AATG (Georgia Chapter)
AATF​ (American Association of Teachers of French)
AATF (Georgia Chapter)
GCA (Georgia Classical Association)
CLTA (Chinese Language Teachers of America)
GCLE (Georgia Chinese Language Educators)
GATJE (Georgia Association of Teachers of Japanese)
AATJ (American Association of Teachers of Japanese)
AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian)
ACL (American Classical League)
GJCL ​(Georgia Junior Classical League)
ASLTA​ (American Sign Language Teacher's Association)
GAD ​(Georgia Association of the Deaf)
GATA​ (Georgia Arabic Teacher's Association)
AATA​ (American Association of Teachers of Arabic)
AATSEEL​ (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European languages)


  World Language/Cultural/International Organizations in Georgia


 World Language Links