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 World Languages and Global / Workforce Initiatives


Mission

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.pdfWorld Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives Overview of Key Programs.pdf

State of WL in Ga March 2019 Report.pdfState of WL in Ga March 2019 Report.pdf

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Parlez-vous Français? Georgia Says 'Oui,' Leads Southeast In World Language Education​!  Find out more via this link!​

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 world language teachers at all levels are encouraged to sign up to receive our weekly updates!  Please contact me to get added to this valuable and informative weekly communication! (Contact Information is above)

Georgia Performance Standards
Links: 

Georgia Performance Standards Modern Languages and Latin

 PDFs:
  

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)

Research

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. 

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 Contact Information

 
​​Mr. Patrick Wallace
Program Specialist for World Languages & Global Work Initiatives
Office Phone: 404-651-8373
Mobile Phone: 404-694-4633
pwallace@doe.k12.ga.us
 

 Upcoming World Language Events

 
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April 23rd

ISDS Awards Ceremony at the Georgia Department of Education

April 24th

Deadlines for Virtual NSLI-Y: In-School Program (October-December 2019

April 25th – 27th

Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium

Symposium Overview Link.  Registration Link.

April 27th

FLAG FLES contest at Warren T. Jackson ES

May 1st

Deadline to report Seal of Biliteracy needs for Graduation

Deadline to apply for UNG STARTALK Program

May 15th

Deadline to apply for ACTFL STARTALK Multi-State Pathways to Teaching Institute for Teachers from Ga, NC and Virginia.  Apply here!

May 6-10

#LearnChineseInGa – Chinese Focus Week

May 13-17

#LearnJapaneseInGa – Japanese Focus Week

June 16th – July 17th

GHP Program at Berry College

July 1st

Deadline for proposals for GADII via this link.

July 9th – 10th

Strengthen your Core: ACTFL in ACTion – CULTR Workshop with Mrs. White

July 11th – 12

Teacher Workshop at CULTR -Got Gen Z on your mind? Using technology to create student centered classrooms.

July 24-27

AP Workshops at Sprayberry HS  Find out more and register here.

July 24th – 31st

STARTALK Multi-State Pathways to Teaching Institute

Aug 24th

Ga’s Dual Language Immersion Institute (GADII) Register free via this link!  Call for proposals: Deadline for Proposals in Monday, July 1st  Please submit your proposal via this link!

Sept 30th

Deadline to submit proposals for 2020 FLAG Conference via this link.

October 10th

World Languages Day at CULTR

 

 Calendar of Georgia World Languages Events

 
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