Title

World Languages and the Global Workforce a State Overview

Subject Area

Second Language Acquisition

Abstract

My name is Mr. Patrick Wallace and I currently serve as the Program Specialist for World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives with the Georgia Department of Education. I presented at the conference last year as well. I would like to share a state of the state of World Language Education in Georgia k-12. I will give an overview of the major programs underway in the state of Georgia with regards to world language education, including information on Georgia's new Seal of Biliteracy, the International Skills Diploma Seal Program, the Dual Language Immersion Initiative, the GaDOE World Language University/College Advisory Board and numerous other programs. I will also discuss the tie in between languages and the workforce in K-12 language education and the business community both domestic and international in Georgia.

Brief Bio Note

I am a former German teacher of 22 years in Georgia. I hold a Bachelor's in Arts from Georgia Southern University with a double major in History and German and a Master's in Education with an emphasis in German. I also studied on a Fulbright Scholarship from GSU at the University of Vienna in Austria. (first student to do so from GSU) I am a two time teacher of the year, published poet and author and all around language advocate at all levels and in all languages.

Keywords

World Languages and Workforce Education in Georgia K-12

Location

Room 217

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

4-6-2018 9:35 AM

Embargo

9-27-2017

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Apr 6th, 9:35 AM

World Languages and the Global Workforce a State Overview

Room 217

My name is Mr. Patrick Wallace and I currently serve as the Program Specialist for World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives with the Georgia Department of Education. I presented at the conference last year as well. I would like to share a state of the state of World Language Education in Georgia k-12. I will give an overview of the major programs underway in the state of Georgia with regards to world language education, including information on Georgia's new Seal of Biliteracy, the International Skills Diploma Seal Program, the Dual Language Immersion Initiative, the GaDOE World Language University/College Advisory Board and numerous other programs. I will also discuss the tie in between languages and the workforce in K-12 language education and the business community both domestic and international in Georgia.