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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:


September 2, 2014 4:00-5:00pmDavid Jahner (Curriculum and Content Director, AP World Languages and Cultures): AP World Languages and Cultures: Resources and Updates

Abstract: Following a brief overview of the 2014 AP World Languages and Culture exams results and trends, participants in this webinar will learn how to navigate and make use of a wide variety of practical resources on AP Central, Online Teacher Community and the AP Student website, including credit and placement information and new course overviews that can be used for recruitment and informational purposes.  In the remaining time, participants will learn about the free response task models and strategies to help prepare students for success on the exams.


October 7, 2014:

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:

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

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 Project (TELL)

Sample Administrator Walkthrough Checklist for the WL Classroom 1

Sample Administrator Walkthrough Checklist for the WL Classroom 2



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

More information about PASCH

PASCH Awards Ceremony May 14 2014































 Curriculum Calendar

< July, 2014 >
 Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 
  AATSP Conference
  AATSP Conference
  AATSP Conference
  AATSP Conference
  AATF Convention
  AATF Convention
  AATF Convention
  Georgia Dual Immersion Institute
  AATF Convention
  Georgia Dual Immersion Institute
  Georgia Dual Immersion Institute
  Georgia Dual Immersion Institute

 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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