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 World Languages and Global / Workforce Initiatives


Mission:

 

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:

Links:

Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin 

Performance Assessments

French Thematic Units

German Thematic Units

Spanish Thematic Units

PDFs:

Grades K-5:

Grades 6-12:

Professional Development:

Upcoming Webinars:

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

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:

 

Georgia World Languages Newsletter

 Newsletter August 2014

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

Affiliates:

 Assessment:

Research

Consulates and Embassies:

Partners - Memoranda of Understanding (MoU):

  • Nancy-Metz, France
  • Saxony, Germany
  • Bavaria, Germany
  • 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 employees salary by 20% or more.

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 Content Editor

 

Calendar of GA World Languages Events

December 2014

12/1/2014

Deadline to order National German Exams

(Level 2-4)

12/5/2014

Deadline to apply for Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

January 2015

1/8/2014

GaDoE Webinar: How Technology can Support your Teaching and your Students' Learning

1/30-31/2015

State German Convention

February

2/5/2014

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

March 2015

3/1/2014

Deadline to order National German Exams

(Level 1 only)

 3/5-7/2015

FLAG/SCOLT Conference

 

 Contact Information

 

Dr. Greg Barfield

Lead Program Specialist: World Languages and Global Initiatives

Phone: 404-651-5363

Fax: 404-651-8582

Email: gbarfield@doe.k12.ga.us

 

Michaela Claus-Nix

Program Specialist: World Languages and Workforce Initiatives

Phone: 404-651-8373

Fax: 404-651-8582

Email: mclausnix@doe.k12.ga.us

 

Please report broken links to:

mclausnix@doe.k12.ga.us

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