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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.

New for 2016-2017: Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy​

 

International Skills Diploma Seal​

 

 Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Initiative

 

Georgia Skills Initiative

 

Georgia Performance Standards

Links: 

Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin

 PDFs:
  

Grades K-5: 

 Grades 6-12:

Professional Development

Upcoming Webinars:

 ​Tuesday, Feb 7, 2016  5-6pm  Patrick Wallace, Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy.  What you need to know with regards to purpose and implementation of this exciting Seal. 
Please Register here:
Archived Webinars:
    International Skills Diploma Seal:

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)

Affiliates

 Assessment

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
pwallace@doe.k12.ga.us
 

 Important Upcoming WL Events

 
 
 

 Calendar of Georgia World Languages Events

 
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