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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.

GaDOE World Languages Fall 2017 Newsletter.pdf​

Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy​​​

Professional Development Page​

International Skills Diploma Seal​

 Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Initiative

Georgia Skills Initiative

 ​​​GaDOE World Language Educator of the Month Program!

Every day, all across the great state of Georgia, world language educators at all grade levels are making a world of difference in our schools!  This program is designed to honor these educators and celebrate the impact their efforts have on the lives of our students! 

Do you know a current world language teacher that has made a difference in your life or the lives of others!  Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond to provide students the critical language and cultural competencies needed for the workforce of today and tomorrow?  Whether you are a parent, student, colleague or citizen, we invite you to tell us about them!  Please fill out our online nomination form here.  Thank you for nominating!​​

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Georgia Performance Standards

Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin


Grades K-5: 

 Grades 6-12:

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)


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:


 Contact Information

​​Mr. Patrick Wallace
Program Specialist for World Languages & Global Work Initiatives
Office Phone: 404-651-8373
Mobile Phone: 404-694-4633

 Upcoming World Language Events


May 28th

Deadline to recognize ACTFL member teachers for Global Engagement

June 1st

Deadline to apply for ACTFL Research Proposals

June 28-29th

How to use theater in the classroom sponsored by the French Consulate and the Alliance Française d’Atlanta

July 9-11

CULTR Workshop with Mrs. Meredith White (Highlight Reel or highlight Real?)

July 11th

Deadline to apply for ACTFL Conference Scholarships

July 12 -14

CULTR Workshop with Carmen Scoggins (Teach Like a Coach.)

July 16-18

CULTR Workshop with Patricia Nolde (Beyond the Basics with Google Classroom.)

July 17-19

Georgia’s 5th annual Dual Language Immersion Institute 2018 Register here!

July 22nd

Deadline for Mentor Applications for ACTFL’s Mentor Program

July 23rd

Deadline to apply for the 2018 Chinese Bridge Delegation to China

Sept 1st

Deadline for SCOLT Session Proposals

Deadline for FLAG Session Proposals

Sept 15th

DLI in a Day Professional Development in Forsyth

Comprehensible Input Workshop in Savannah.

Sept 28th

CULTR World Languages Day

AATSP Georgia Chapter Teacher Immersion Camp (contact for details.

GATESOL Conference in Covington  Sept 28-29th

November 14-16

NADSFL/NCSSFL Conferences in New Orleans

November 16-18

ACTFL Conference in New Orleans

Feb 6th-9th

7th Annual International Conference on Immersion

March 21-23rd

SCOLT Conference in Myrtle Beach

April 26th -27th

Georgia World Language Leadership Institute


 Calendar of Georgia World Languages Events

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