Welcome to World LanguagesLanguage 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgSpotlights
Follow us on Twitter at @apsWorldLangWhat's happening in the World of World Language?World Language Professional OrganizationsAmerican Council of Teachers of Foreign Language ACTFLForeign Language Association of Georgia FLAGSouthern Conference on Language Teaching SCOLTSouth East Coastel Conference on Language Learning SECCLLAmerican Association of Teachers of French AATFAmerican Association of Teachers of German AATGAmerican Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese AATSPAmerican Classical League ACLAnnual World Language Activities for Students:February National French Contest AATFMarch French Immersion Camp in Eatonton, GA FIMarch “Dis-moi dix mots” – Atlanta Francophonie AFMarch Spanish Immersion Camp in Covington, GA SICApril FLAG MS/HS Spoken Language Contests FLAGApril FLAG FLEX/FLEX Spoken Language Contest FLAGJune University of North Georgia Federal Service Language Camps UNGFSLCJuly 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 2020-2021Multilingualism 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.