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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:

 

October 7, 2014 400-5:00pm: Patrick Wallace (German Teacher, Whitewater High School, Fayette County): The School to Work Initiative.  How to establish and incorporate internships into your language program

Abstract: This webinar is designed to give FL teachers in Georgia information on how to set up and maintain internship programs with companies operating in Georgia.  Mr. Wallace will discuss how he successfully began his own internship program and go over important information related to finding business partners, initial steps in setting up the internship and how to incorporate the internship into your county's established work based learning program.  

November 4, 2014 4:00-5:00pm: Jon Valentine (Director of Foreign Languages, Gwinnett County Public Schools): Career Relevance - Advocating for our Programs by Connecting to Economic Development Initiatives

December 2, 2104 4:00-5:00pm: 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

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

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-Based Organizations:

Consulates and Embassies:

Partners - Memoranda of Understanding (MoU):

The following state-level Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed between the GaDOE and international partners.  These agreements provide meaningful global connections between partner schools through sister school partnerships and career-based job-shadowing opportunities.

  • MoU Nancy-Metz, France and the GaDoE
  • MoU Saxony, Germany and the GaDoE
  • MoU Bavaria, Germany and the GaDoE
  • MoU Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany and the DoE (in process)
  • MoU Gyeonggi, Korea and the GaDoE
  • MoU Seoul National University of Education and the GaDoE New

  • MoU The National Institute for International Education,The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the GaDoE New

MoU Programs - Sister-School Partnerships:

 

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.

Program Models:

 

Schools in the News:

New PASCH Schools:

Congratulations to the newest Georgia PASCH schools. These schools were honored by the German Consul General, Mr. Christoph Sander,  at a ceremony on May 14, 2014 in the Goethe Zentrum Atlanta:

 

Ashford Park Elementary School, Dekalb County Schools

Dalton High School, Dalton Public Schools

Decatur High School, City of Decatur Schools

Kittredge Magnet School, Dekalb County Schools

Northview High School, Fulton County Schools

The Walker School

Whitewater High School, Fayette County Schools

 

The following schools are the existing Georgia PASCH schools:

Atlanta International School

Chamblee Middle School, Dekalb County Schools

Chamblee High School, Dekalb County Schools

German School of Atlanta

More information about PASCH

PASCH Awards Ceremony May 14 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 Content Editor

 

Calendar of GA World Languages Events

September 2014

9/18/2014

Dual Language Conference

Lecture: European Day of Languages

9/19/2014

Dual Language Conference

Registration deadline for Clemson Declamation Contest

9/28/2014

Submission deadline for KSU German Poetry Contest

October 2014

10/1/2014

Deadline for nominations for FLAG Awards

10/4/2014

AATSP-GA Conference

10/6/2014

French teacher training on youth literature

10/7/2014

GaDoE Webinar: The School to Work Initiative. How to establish and incorporate internships into your language program

10/12/2014

AATG-GA UGA Fall Workshop

10/16-30/2014

France-Atlanta: Humanitarian Event in Schools and Universities

10/18/2014

Clemson Declamation Contest

10/28-29/2014

Seminar on French-English Immersion Education

November 2014

11/4/2014

GaDoE Webinar: Career Relevance - Advocating for our programs by connecting to economic development initiatives

11/7-8/2014

French Teacher Training at the High Museum of Art

11/10/2014

Submissions for Greenopoly due:

Greenopoly Flyer

Letter of Invitation

Greenopoly Rules

11/15/2014

East Coweta High School Poetry Recitation Competition

11/21-23/2014

ACTFL Conference

December 2014

12/2/2014

GaDoE Webinar: On Cultural Connections

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

 3/5-7/2015

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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