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Welcome to World Languages
 
Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. Learning to communicate in another language is critical to our students' ability to succeed in a global society. The APS Office of ESOL and World Languages envisions a future of biliteracy in which all students will develop and maintain proficiency in at least two languages. Our focus is to:
  • Ensure students receive quality instruction in the target language through an articulated, sequential program which prepares them for a global society;
  • Provide opportunities for cultural and linguistic enrichment through authentic interactions and engaging instruction.
     
Spotlights                                                                                                                                      

 Follow us on Twitter at @apsWorldLang
 
 
 
What's happening in the World of World Language?                                                                                                               
 
Upcoming Conferences for World Language Teachers:
25 February        The Unconference on World Language Education in Atlanta (FREE!!)                                       UnConference
                              (RSVP by 10 February 2017)
03-04 March       Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) Conference in Atlanta, GA                              FLAG
                              (Registration is $125 and ends 17 February 2017)
16-18 March       Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) Conference in Orlando, FL                       SCOLT
                              (Late registration of $175 through 28 January 2017)
23-24 March      South East Conference on Language Learning (SECCLL) in Savannah, GA                                 SECCLL
                              (Registration is $160 through 09 March 2017)
16-19 July            American Association of Teachers of French in St. Louis, MO                                                      AATF
06-09 July            American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in Chicago, IL                              AATSP
                              (Registration is $175 through 01 April 2016)
17-19 Nov           ACTFL Convention in Nashville, TN                                                                                                     ACTFL
 
Upcoming World Language Activities for Students:
19 February        Last day to register for online National French Contest                                     AATF
17-19 March       French Immersion Camp in Eatonton, GA                                                            FI
18 March             “Dis-moi dix mots” – Atlanta Francophonie                                                        AF
17-19 March       Spanish Immersion Camp in Covington, GA                                                        SIC
01 April                FLAG MS/HS Spoken Language Contests                                                             FLAG
01 April                FLAG FLEX/FLEX Spoken Language Contest                                                         FLAG
11-30 June          University of North Georgia Federal Service Language Camps                        UNGFSLC            
09-28 July          University of North Georgia Federal Service Language Camps                    UNGFSLC

Dual Language Immersion
The APS Dual Language Immersion program has expanded! The following schools have DLI programs: Bolton Academy, E Rivers Elementary, Garden Hills Elementary, Morris Brandon Elementary, Perkerson Elementary, Sarah Smith Elementary. Check out the Dual Language Immersion Website for more information.

Middle School Programming
The APS World Languages program has transitioned to a high school credit-bearing program. Middle school students have the opportunity to earn high school credit while still in middle school. Parents should contact their local school for more information about this opportunity.


Professional Learning                                                                                                             

July 29th: Pre-Planning Training sessions by language and grade level @ North Atlanta High School

October 7th: Training sessions by language and grade level @ North Atlanta High School

January 3rd: Training sessions for Elementary World Language by language @ Campbell Building

February 17th: Training sessions by language and grade level @ Sutton Middle 7/8 Campus. See MYPLC.

March 17th: Training sessions by language and grade level @ Sutton Middle 7/8 Campus.

 
 

 
 
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