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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: Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Initiative

New: Georgia Skills Roadshow Initiative

Georgia Performance Standards


Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin 


Grades K-5:

Grades 6-12:

Professional Development

Upcoming Webinars:

Best of FLAG 2014:

March 3, 2015 4:00-5:00pm: Edith Heard (Druid Hills HS, Dekalb County, Spanish Teacher): Saludos. Questions/Answers/Conjugations and Conversations

Register here!

Abstract: "Saludos" is a systematic approach to oral practice of new verbs and vocabulary in the context of formulaic interviews with 8-16 other students. The objectives are many and are changeable with themes of vocabulary and tenses of verbs. Saludos gives the student an opportunity to apply verb conjugation in simple and structured mini-conversations. Students learn the "format" to "Saludos, quickly" because it is repetitive. They gain confidence with a predictable structure. The Grammar of this exercise is that students have to conjugate the verb by answering questions in the First Person, Asking questions in the Second Person and Recording answers in the Third Person of the verb. The Humanity of the exercise is that students come to know one another by interviews with varied questions and build a supportive sense of community.

Archived Webinars:

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November 2014:

January 2015:

February 2015:

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.

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 Content Editor


 Contact Information


Dr. Greg Barfield

Lead Program Specialist: World Languages and Global Initiatives

Phone: 404-651-5363

Fax: 404-651-8582



Michaela Claus-Nix

Program Specialist: World Languages and Workforce Initiatives

Phone: 404-651-8373

Fax: 404-651-8582



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