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 World Languages and Global / Workforce Initiatives


Georgia's First Statewide World Language Job Fair!

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On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 9am -12pm, Georgia will host the nation’s first World Language Statewide Job Fair at Whitewater High School in Fayetteville Georgia.  Members of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission will be on hand to answer certification questions as well as representatives of the Georgia Department of Education.  All of Georgia’s public-school districts with open positions are invited to attend and interested job seeking candidates will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from participating school systems, including representatives from the Georgia Virtual High School.  Representatives will also be present to answer questions about the new Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement Program.​

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.

GaDOE World Languages Fall 2017 Newsletter.pdf​

Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy​​​

Professional Development Page​

International Skills Diploma Seal​

 Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Initiative

Georgia Skills Initiative


 ​​​GaDOE World Language Educator of the Month Program!

Every day, all across the great state of Georgia, world language educators at all grade levels are making a world of difference in our schools!  This program is designed to honor these educators and celebrate the impact their efforts have on the lives of our students! 

Do you know a current world language teacher that has made a difference in your life or the lives of others!  Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond to provide students the critical language and cultural competencies needed for the workforce of today and tomorrow?  Whether you are a parent, student, colleague or citizen, we invite you to tell us about them!  Please fill out our online nomination form here.  Thank you for nominating!​​

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Georgia Performance Standards
Links: 

Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin

 PDFs:
  

Grades K-5: 

 Grades 6-12:

ACTFL Resources 

Teaching CTAE in the World Language Classroom

New: Sample Units for French / German / Spanish:

Sample Classroom Walkthrough for Administrators (ES, MS and HS)

Research

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:

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 Contact Information

 
​​Mr. Patrick Wallace
Program Specialist for World Languages & Global Work Initiatives
Office Phone: 404-651-8373
Mobile Phone: 404-694-4633
pwallace@doe.k12.ga.us
 

 Upcoming World Language Events

 

February 22-24

ISLSP/CIBER Conference in Florida

February 24

UGA sponsored PD with Dr. Waltz in Gwinnett for Mandarin TPR Method

FLANC Conference at UNC Asheville

Feb 26-27th

GCEL Conference in Savannah

March 1st

GaDOE DLI Grant Application Deadline

Renewing of French MOU with GaDOE

March 2nd

Deadline for Submissions for DLI Grant due to GaDOE

March 3rd

Georgia World Language Job Fair at Whitewater High School 9am – 12pm.

March 6th

Coastal Plains RESA PD Opportunity

March 8-9

Georgia World Language Leadership Institute

March 9-10

March 10th

GAOME Dual Language Symposium in Athens

FLES/MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Savannah Area)

March 9-11

33rd annual French Immersion Weekend sponsored by Ga AATF

March 12th

GaDOE DLI Grant Recipients notified

March 15-17 2018

FLAG/SCOLT conference in Atlanta  

March 20th

International Day at the Capitol

March 24th

MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest at McEachern HS in Cobb County

March 27th

Ga Statewide WL District Coordinator Meeting (online) 10am – 12pm

March 30th

Deadline for applications to Studienbruecke Program

March 31st

Deadline to apply for ACTFL Summer Scholarships

April 1st

Deadline for students to apply for AATG Summer Study Scholarships

Deadline to apply for UNG summer language Institutes

April 4-5

SECCL Conference in Savannah

April 10th

3rd Round Deadline for QFI grants to support Arabic Teachers

April 14th

MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Albany Area)

DSD Oral Tests at KSU

April 15th

Deadline for reporting of International Skills Diploma Seal requests and for reporting the names of participating STAR ISDS students via this form to attend the ISDS Awards Celebration at the DOE on April 24th.

Dual Language Immersion Endorsement Program at GSU entrance deadline

April 24th

Tentative date for ISDS Awards Ceremony at the DOE

April 28th

FLES FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Metro Area)

April 30th

Focus on ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines and the Revised Can-Do Performance Indicators  (North Georgia RESA)

July 17-19

Georgia Dual Language Immersion Institute

May 1st

Deadline for 1st reporting cycle for the Seal of Biliteracy

Sept 15th

DLI in a Day Professional Development in Forsyth

 

 Calendar of Georgia World Languages Events

 
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