• ESOL & WL

     
    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.


    Are you interested in becoming an APS World Languages Teacher?                                                                        

    APS is always looking for master educators who believe in the potential of our students and are committed to making a difference in student lives. Click here for information on how to navigate the certification process for world language teaching: GA Certification Guidance World Languages

    APS World Languages

    Elementary School Languages: Chinese, French, Spanish

    Middle School Languages: Chinese, French, German, Spanish

    High School Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish

    If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities in APS World Languages, contact Dr. Margaret McKenzie at mamckenzie@atlanta.k12.ga.us

     

    Spotlights                                                                                                                                                                           

     Follow us on Twitter at @apsWorldLang
     

     
     
    What's happening in the World of World Language?                                                                                                    
     
     
    World Language Professional Organizations
     
    American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language  ACTFL
    Foreign Language Association of Georgia  FLAG
    Southern Conference on Language Teaching  SCOLT
    South East Coastel Conference on Language Learning   SECCLL
    American Association of Teachers of French  AATF
    American Association of Teachers of German  AATG
    American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese   AATSP
    American Classical League  ACL                            
     
    Annual World Language Activities for Students:
    February       National French Contest                                                                                    AATF
    March           French Immersion Camp in Eatonton, GA                                                            FI
    March             “Dis-moi dix mots” – Atlanta Francophonie                                                        AF
    March             Spanish Immersion Camp in Covington, GA                                                        SIC
    April                FLAG MS/HS Spoken Language Contests                                                             FLAG
    April                FLAG FLEX/FLEX Spoken Language Contest                                                         FLAG
    June            University of North Georgia Federal Service Language Camps                        UNGFSLC            
    July             University of North Georgia Federal Service Language Camps                         UNGFSLC

    Dual Language Immersion
    The APS Dual Language Immersion program provides students with 50% of the instructional day in Spanish. The following schools have DLI programs: Benteen Elementary, 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 in middle school continues the language begun in elementary school. Middle school students have the opportunity to earn high school credit in world language while still in middle school. Parents should contact their local school for more information about this opportunity.
     
    High School Programming
    The APS World Languages program in high school provides students with an opportunity to continue their language study with access to additional languages and upper levels. Students who complete the AP and IB levels will be considered for the Seal of Biliteracy. If the AP or IB level is not offered, students may contact the World Language Department Chair at their school for information on testing options.


    Professional Learning  2020-2021                                                                                                                                          
     
    Multilingualism matters! Building effective world language classrooms through oral proficiency and comprehensible input require professional learning and collaboration. For the 2020-2021 school year, all professional learning will be done virtually via Google Classroom. Sessions will be synchronous and asynchronous. Teachers should vist MyPLC to review the course catalog and register for courses.