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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.

New: International Skills Diploma Seal​

New:  Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Initiative

New: Georgia Skills Roadshow Initiative

Georgia Performance Standards


Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin 


Grades K-5:

Grades 6-12:

Professional Development

Upcoming Webinars:

November 10, 2015: David Jahner (Director AP World Languages & Cultures, Collegeboard), Updates on AP

 Learn about new and ongoing resources available for world language and culture teachers on AP Central. In addition, results and resources from the 2015 AP World Language exam administration will be shared including Georgia specific results as well as national trends.

December 8, 2015: Dr. Peter Swanson (Director Foreign Language Teacher Education, GSU & President-Elect of ACTFL), Updates from ACTFL

Archived Webinars:

June 2015:

Petra Reuter, Dr. Sabine Smith & Michaela Claus-Nix: DSD 1 Training


September 2015:

Michaela Claus-Nix, The International Skills Diploma Seal

October 2015:

Michael Goettert, Meet the New German Language Advisor

Georgia World Languages Newsletter

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)




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:


 Content Editor


 Contact Information


Michaela Claus-Nix

Program Specialist: World Languages and Workforce Initiatives

Phone: 404-651-8373

Fax: 404-651-8582