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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.

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:

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

Register now!

Abstract: During the session we will look at different programs and apps that can make everybody's life easier in the classroom, either by simplifying the task of turning in and grading documents or by providing support to both teachers and students.


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:

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


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




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

December 2014


Deadline to apply for Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

January 2015


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


State German Convention

February 2015


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


Submission deadline for AATSP-GA Poster Contest


2/27/15 - 3/1/15

French Immersion Camp

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



 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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