• 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, Spanish

    High School Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, 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

    Upcoming Job Fair

    GADOE World Languages Job Fair

    Date: Saturday, March 3rd

    Time: 9:00 - 12:00

    Location: Whitewater High School, Fayette County

    100 Wildcat Way  |  Fayetteville, GA 30215

    Spotlights                                                                                                                                                                           

     Follow us on Twitter at @apsWorldLang
     

     
     
    What's happening in the World of World Language?                                                                                                    
     
     
    Upcoming Conferences for World Language Teachers:
    17-19 November    American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL)                                            ACTFL
                                    
    03-04 March       Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) Conference /
                                      Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) Conference in Atlanta, GA                                     FLAG
          
    23-24 March      South East Conference on Language Learning (SECCLL) in Savannah, GA                             SECCLL
                                  (Registration is $160 through 09 March 2017)
    18-21 July            American Association of Teachers of French in Martinique                                                    AATF
    25-28 July            American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in Salamanca, Spain          AATSP
                                 
     
    Upcoming World Language Activities for Students:
    February       National French Contest 
                           (FLES Feb 11 - 24; Grade 7-12 Feb 24 - March 25)                                        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 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                                                                                                                                             
     
    Multilingualism matters! Building effective world language classrooms through oral proficiency and comprehensible input.

    July 27th: Pre-Planning Training with Karen Rowenl @ Sutton Middle School (7/8 Campus)

    October 9th - 10th: Comprehensible Input Training @ Sutton Middle School (7/8 Campus)

    March 19th: Training @ Sutton Middle School 7/8 Campus.