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 World Languages and Global / Workforce Initiatives


For our students to succeed in a global economy, they will need to possess a new set of skills that were not required for the success of prior generations of Americans.  Regional expertise, cross-cultural competence, and advanced language proficiency are no longer skills reserved only for those who plan for a career overseas - they are skills that will enhance any career field, encourage international investment to our state, and develop a workforce that is successful in working on diverse international teams to collaborate and solve global problems.  Developing international perspective and advanced language proficiency, particularly as this relates to college and career readiness, will ensure our nation's security and will support our statewide and regional economic development goals.  Business leaders across Georgia and the Southeast have made it clear that these skills are the fastest route to success in a global job market and that they provide a competitive advantage that moves an applicant's resume to the top of the pile.

New for 2016-2017: Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy​

International Skills Diploma Seal​

 Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Initiative

Georgia Skills Roadshow Initiative

Georgia Performance Standards


Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin


Grades K-5:

Grades 6-12:

Professional Development

Upcoming Webinars:

Archived Webinars:

June 2015:

Petra Reuter, Dr. Sabine Smith & Michaela Claus-Nix: DSD 1 Training

September 2015:

October 2015:

November 2015:

December 2015:

January 2016:

March 2016:

Georgia World Languages Newsletter

ACTFL Resources

Teaching CTAE in the World Language Classroom

New: Sample Units for French / German / Spanish:


Sample Classroom Walkthrough for Adminstrators (ES, MS and HS)






Consulates and Embassies


Partners - Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)

  • Nancy-Metz, France
  • Saxony, Germany
  • Bavaria, Germany
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Seoul National University of Education

  • The National Institute for International Education,The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea


College Readiness and Performance Index

GA World Languages Data, Policies, and Initiatives

World Language Pathway:

Proficiency in a World Language adds a competitive advantage in all career fields. Employees who possess the ability to communicate effectively with global partners are considered vital to all business currently doing business abroad or who wish to expand internationally. It should be noted that world language proficiency at the advanced level can increase an employees salary by 20% or more.

Program Models:


 Content Editor


Calendar of GA World Languages Events

September 2016


CULTR World Language Day


AATSP-GA Fall Conference​


KSU German Poetry Contest submission deadline


European Deay of Languages​


FLAG conference deadline for session proposals

October 2016


AATG-GA's Fall Workshop


CARLA Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education​

November 2016


La Cosecha Dual Language Conference​


ACTFL Conference

February 2017


State German Convention​

March 2017


FLAG Conference​


SCOLT Conference​


GAOME Dual Language Symposium


 Contact Information


Pamela Smith

Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: 404-463-4141

Fax: 404-651-8582