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.
World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives Overview of Key Programs.pdf
State of WL in Ga March 2019 Report.pdf
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Parlez-vous Français? Georgia Says 'Oui,' Leads Southeast In World Language Education! Find out more via this link!
Check out our recent article in the ACTFL Language Educator on Building a Globally Competent and Competitive Workforce for Georgia.
New Updates & Instructional Resources for Teachers
The purchase and use of instructional resources and materials are decisions made at the local school district and/or school levels. The Department of Education provides many instructional resources that are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). Resources for teachers can be found here:
The Georgia Department of Education advises school districts to develop a plan to continue student learning, should they need to close for several days - using resources listed above as well as study packets, cable access, virtual school/online classes, etc. will enable districts and schools to provide for a continuity of learning. Please visit GaDOE Digital Learning Resourcs
for a larger list of options.
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
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)
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 employee’s salary by 20% or more.