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 World Languages and Global 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:

Webinars: (coming soon)

ACTFL Resources:

Articles of Interest:

(coming soon)


Teaching CTAE in the World Language Classroom - Sample Units for French / German / Spanish:

(coming soon)

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

Language Affiliates:




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 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:



































 Curriculum Calendar

< April, 2014 >
 Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 
  SCOLT Session Proposal Window Opens
  KSU Asia Symposium
  WL Leadership Meeting
  FLAG FLES/ESFL Spoken Language Contest

 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


Fax: 404-651-8582