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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 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 in our state, and develop a workforce that is successful in working on diverse international teams to collaborate and solve global problems.  

World Language Standards 

Georgia Performance Standards ​

Rules and Guidance​​

Credit to Native-Speaking Students in Lieu of Enrollment

WL Data Summary 2015 2016

State Board of Education Rule IDDG 160-4-5-.02 Language Assistance: Program for English Learners Schools' Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents​.​

Instruct​ional Resource​s for Teachers

Instructional resources include examples of curriculum maps, unit plans, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and assessments. There are currently 14 World Languages courses with instructional resources. Link: GAInspire​​

Professional Learning Opportunities​

GaDOE Community 

Online Professional Learning Communities for World Languages led by exemplary teachers from across Georgia. In our 11PLCs, you will find short webinars, discussions, and one-on-one help. Sign up for this free opportunity at this link:​​World Languages Community​


GADOE World Languages Department provides free Professional Learning for school districts and RESAs in Georgia.                                                            Please order at the following link: Professional Learning Catalog

Frequently Requested Information​                          

​​Sample Classroom Walkthrough for Administrators (ES, MS, & HS)

World Language Pathway:

Proficiency in a World Language adds a competitive advantage in all career fields. Employees who can communicate effectively with global partners are vital to all businesses currently doing business abroad or wishing 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. 

Diploma Seals:

Other Initiatives:​

Program Models:


 Contact Information

Mark Linsky 

Program Specialist for World Languages & Global Work Initiatives