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.
Georgia Performance Standards:
Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin
French Thematic Units
German Thematic Units
Spanish Thematic Units
Postponed due to scheduling conflict! New date will be announced soon!
Dr. Yumin Ao (Coordinator of Chinese Studies Program at the
DFL, Leader of the Research Team of the CI, Kennesaw State University) and Mr.
Ken Jin (Director of the Confucius Institute of Kennesaw State University) On Cultural Connections -
Abstract: The webinar is
to open a discussion with Chinese language teachers in Georgia about cultural
connections. Dr. Ao will discuss why Chinese language teachers should make
students aware of their own culture, in and beyond a Chinese language class.
She will demonstrate some examples of cultural issues in teaching Chinese
language. Cultural issues should not only include cultural differences, she
claims, but also commonalities.
January 8, 2015: 4:00-5:00pm: Stephane Allagnon (French Teacher, Director of International Programs, Woodward Academy), How
Technology can Support your Teaching and your Students' Learning
February 5, 2015 4:00-5:00pm: Dr.
Robert Patrick (Chair of FL Department, Parkview High School,
Latin Teacher), Embedded Readings: Acquisition and Literacy
in the Latin Classroom
David Jahner (Curriculum and Content Director, AP World Languages and Cultures): AP World Languages and Cultures: Resources and Updates
Patrick Wallace (German Teacher, Whitewater High School, Fayette County): The School to Work Initiative. How to establish and incorporate internships into your language program
Georgia World Languages Newsletter
Newsletter August 2014
Teaching CTAE in the World Language Classroom:
New: Sample Units for French / German / Spanish:
Sample Classroom Walkthrough for Adminstrators (ES, MS and HS):
Feedback Tools from the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project
Sample Administrator Walkthrough Checklist for the WL Classroom 1
Sample Administrator Walkthrough Checklist for the WL Classroom 2
Consulates and Embassies:
Partners - Memoranda of Understanding (MoU):
Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany (in process)
Seoul National University of Education
The National Institute for International Education,The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea
The Georgia Dual-Immersion Program:
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 employee’s salary by 20% or more.