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 World Languages and Global / Workforce Initiatives

Donate now to support world language education in Georgia! - Find out how below!
Call to Action!

​​The Need:

The growth of Dual Language Immersion Progr​​ams in Georgia and the introduction of Georgia’s new Seal of Biliteracy and the subsequent need to focus on building proficiencies has led to a desperate need to both better understand the effectiveness and results of the DLI model and to support increased quality professional development opportunities for world language teachers across Georgia.

The Response:  

To meet the need, we are raising funds to provide much needed support for dual language immersion programs as well as critical quality professional development opportunities for world language educators statewide!  We are excited to partner with the Georgia Foundation for Public Education in this important work!

How do I donate?  

Please navigate to the website for the Georgia Foundation for Public Education –  Click the Donate button in the top right and donate!  We thank you in advance for your support!  All Donations are tax deductible!


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


January 22nd

Deadline to apply for TCLP grant

January 23rd

Ga Statewide WL District Coordinators Meeting Online. (10am – 12pm)

January 25th

International Skills Diploma Seal Approvals Committee Meets

January 26th

New Schools who have applied to offer ISDS this year are notified of application status

January 27th

DLI in a Day at the Globe Academy in Dekalb

February 1st

Schools notified of application status to offer ISDS

February 2-3

German State Convention in Covington

February 8-10

NECTFL 2018 Conference in New York

February 9th

Focus on ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines and the Revised Can-Do Performance Indicators  (Middle Georgia Workshop)

February 13

2nd Round Deadline for QFI grants to support Arabic Teachers

February 9-11

AATSP Immersion Camp

February 15th

Online meeting of GaDOE WL University/College Advisory Board

February 15 – 16

JNCL-NCLIS Language Advocacy Day in Washington

February 22-24

ISLSP/CIBER Conference in Florida

Feb 26-27th

GCEL Conference in Savannah

March 3rd

Georgia World Language Job Fair at Whitewater High School 9am – 12pm.

FLES/MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Savannah Area)

March 8-9

Georgia World Language Leadership Institute

March 9-10

GAOME Dual Language Symposium in Athens

March 15-17 2018

FLAG/SCOLT conference in Atlanta 

March 20th

International Day at the Capitol

March 24th

MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Metro Area)

March 27th

Ga Statewide WL District Coordinator Meeting (online) 10am – 12pm

March 30th

Deadline for applications to Studienbruecke Program

April 4-5

SECCL Conference in Savannah

April 10th

3rd Round Deadline for QFI grants to support Arabic Teachers

April 14th

MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Albany Area)

DSD Oral Tests at KSU

April 15th

Deadline for reporting of International Skills Diploma Seal

April 24th

Tentative date for ISDS Awards Ceremony at the DOE

April 28th

FLES FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Metro Area)

April 30th

Focus on ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines and the Revised Can-Do Performance Indicators  (North Georgia RESA)

July 17-19

Georgia Dual Language Immersion Institute

May 1st

Deadline for 1st reporting cycle for the Seal of Biliteracy


 Calendar of Georgia World Languages Events

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