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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 Skills Road Show Initiative

Georgia Performance Standards:


Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin 

Performance Assessments

French Thematic Units

German Thematic Units

Spanish Thematic Units


Grades K-5:

Grades 6-12:

Professional Development:

Upcoming Webinars:

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

Register now!

Abstract: In this webinar, Dr. Patrick will demonstrate how to take texts that Latin teachers want their students, at any level, to read and create embedded readings out of them.  He will offer concrete suggestions for using these readings in a way that helps students acquire the language while also engaging Latin literature at a level appropriate to student proficiency.  This is an approach that serves all kinds of student ability levels and which may be used through four years of Latin study including AP Latin.


Archived Webinars:

September 2014:

David Jahner (Curriculum and Content Director, AP World Languages and Cultures): AP World Languages and Cultures: Resources and Updates

October 2014:

Patrick Wallace (German Teacher, Whitewater High School, Fayette County): The School to Work Initiative.  How to establish and incorporate internships into your language program

November 2014:

Jon Valentine, (Director of Foreign Languages, Gwinnett County Public Schools): Career Relevance - Advocating for our Programs by Connecting to Economic Development Initiatives

January 2015:

Stephane Allagnon (French Teacher, Director of International Programs, Woodward Academy): How Technology can Support your Teaching and your Students' Learning


Georgia World Languages Newsletter

 Newsletter August 2014

Newsletter January 2015

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):

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):

  • 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


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 employees salary by 20% or more.

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 Content Editor


Calendar of GA World Languages Events

January 2015


State German Convention


National Spanish Exam registration deadline

February 2015


Early registration deadline for FLAG/SCOLT conference


AATSP-GA Student of the Year nominations due


GaDoE Webinar: Embedded Readings: Acquisition and Literacy in the Latin Classroom


Late online registration deadline for FLAG/SCOLT conference

AATSP-GA Composition Contest registration due


Submission deadline for AATSP-GA Poster Contest


2/27/15 - 3/1/15

French Immersion Camp


Registration deadline for FLAG Middle & High School Spoken Language Contest in Savannah and Metro Atlanta

March 2015


Deadline to order National German Exams

(Level 1 only)

 3/5/15 - 3/7/2015

FLAG/SCOLT Conference

3/14/15 - 3/28/15

Atlanta's Francophonie Festival


Registration deadline for FLAG Middle & High School Spoken Language Contest in Albany

3/20 - 3/22/2015

Spanish Immersion Camp


FLAG Middle & High School Spoken Language Contest in Savannah/Chatham County


AATG-GA Sprachbad for German Teachers

FLAG Middle & High School Spoken Language Contest in Metro Atlanta

April 2015


AATSP-GA Travel-Study Awards applications due


FLAG Middle & High School Spoken Language Contest in Albany

Registration deadline for FLAG Elementary Spoken Language Contest


FLAG Elementary School Spoken Language Contest

July 2015


AATSP Conference in Denver, Colorado


 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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