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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: International Skills Diploma Seal​

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:

 September 2, 2015 at 4:00pm:

Register here for the webinar!​

Michaela Claus-Nix (Program Specialist for World Languages and Workforce Initiatives, Georgia Department of Education): A New GaDoE Initiative: The International Skills Diploma Seal

Abstract: Learn about a new exciting opportunity for graduating high schools students to earn an International Skills Diploma Seal starting this school year. Students have to meet certain requirements in World Languages and other internationally-focused coursework, extracurricular activities and community service.

October 6, 2015: Meet the new German Language Advisor

November 10, 2015: David Jahner (Director AP World Languages & Cultures, Collegeboard), Updates on AP

December 8, 2015: Dr. Peter Swanson (Director Foreign Language Teacher Education, GSU & President-Elect of ACTFL), Updates from ACTFL

Archived Webinars:


June 2015:

Petra Reuter, Dr. Sabine Smith & Michaela Claus-Nix: DSD 1 Training

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.

Program Models:


 Content Editor


Calendar of GA World Languages Events

September 2015


AATSP Fall Conference


Georgia Southern's Global Education Summit


Deadline KSU German Poetry Contest


FLAG Session Proposal Deadline

October 2015


Submission deadline for the Kreativwettbewerb from ZfA

February 2016


State German Convention


SCOLT Conference

March 2016


FLAG Conference



 Contact Information


Michaela Claus-Nix

Program Specialist: World Languages and Workforce Initiatives

Phone: 404-651-8373

Fax: 404-651-8582