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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​

Public Comment and Review Requested for New World Language Courses

The State Board of Education has granted permission for the posting of the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Modern Languages 6th grade DLI Advanced Language Literacy, Modern Languages 6th, 7th and 8th grade DLI Culture & History, Modern Languages 6th, 7th and 8th grade DLI Media Literacy and Modern Languages Level 3 Spanish for Native Speakers for public review and comment.  Expected Implementation: 2019-2020 school year.

Review the Georgia Standards of Excellence and take the survey here!​

MS DLI Immersion one pager.pdfMS DLI Immersion one pager.pdf

Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy​​​

Professional Development Page​

International Skills Diploma Seal​

 Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Initiative

Georgia Skills Initiative

 ​​​2nd Annual Statewide World Language Job Fair

Mark your calendars and join us for the 2nd annual Statewide World Language Job Fair on Saturday, Feb 23rd at North Atlanta High School from 9am - 12pm! We will see you there! Georgia is the only state that does a statewide world language specific job fair! We do it because we want you! Join us and find out about the many opportunities available to you!

 ​​​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


December 11th

Deadline to apply for CBYC Scholarship

December 15th

Deadline for new ISDS School applications!

December 18-19

WIDA Two Day Bilingual Workshop

January 19th

Georgia German Immersion Teacher Workshop at ICSA

January 22nd

GaDOE WL University/College Advisory Board Meeting Online 1-2pm

Deadline to apply for US schools to host teachers in TCLP program

January 26th

DLI in a Day Professional Development Day at the Globe Academy

January 28th

World Language Education Symposium for District and School Level Leaders

February 1st

World Language Education Symposium for World Languages Teachers

Feb 1st – 2nd

AATG State German Convention

Feb 4th

Sprayberry High School DLI Diary Video Taping

Feb 6th-9th

7th Annual International Conference on Immersion

Feb 9th

Northwest Georgia World Language Symposium – Berry College

Feb 16th

CULTR Workshop – Tech Tools for the Modern Language Teacher

Feb 18 - 22

#HeritageLanguagesInGa – Heritage Languages Focus Week

Feb 22-24th

AATF French Immersion Weekend

Feb 23rd

2nd Annual World Language Job Fair at North Atlanta HS 9am-12pm.

Feb 28th

Online World Language District Coordinator Meeting

March 2nd

FLAG Savannah Spoken Language contest at Islands HS

Deadline to apply for GaDOE DLI Competitive Mini-Grants

March 8-9

FLAG Conference in Augusta

March 11-15

#LearnPortugueseInGa – Portuguese Focus Week

March 12th -15th

International TESOL Conference in Atlanta

March 16th

FLAG Metro Spoken Language Contest (Levels 1 -AP) will be held on Saturday, March 16, at McEachern HS

March 18th

South GA World Language Symposium Day 1: Instructional Leaders March 18, 2019 10:00-2:00 at CPRESA in Lenox (District and School Leaders - lunch provided)

March 19th

South GA World Language Symposium Day 2: Teachers March 19, 2019 9:00-3:00 at CPRESA in Lenox (Teachers - breakfast and lunch provided)

March 21-23rd

SCOLT Conference in Myrtle Beach

April 1-5

#LearnArabicInGa – Arabic Focus Week

April 8-10

#LearnRussianInGa – Russian Focus Week

April 9th

GaDOE WL University/College Advisory Board Meeting Online 1-2pm

April 11th – 12th

Georgia World Language Leadership Institute

April 25th – 27th

Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium

April 27th

FLAG FLES contest at Warren T. Jackson ES

May 6-10

#LearnChineseInGa – Chinese Focus Week

May 13-17

#LearnJapaneseInGa – Japanese Focus Week

June 16th – July 17th

GHP Program at Berry College


 Calendar of Georgia World Languages Events

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