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, Spanish
High School Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish (German beginning 2019 - 2020)
If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities in APS World Languages, contact Dr. Margaret McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Job Fair
GADOE World Languages Job Fair
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Location: North Atlanta High School
4111 Northside Pkwy NW | Atlanta, GA 30327Spotlights
Follow us on Twitter at @apsWorldLangWhat's happening in the World of World Language?Upcoming Conferences for World Language Teachers:22 - 24 November American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL) ACTFL06 - 07 March Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) Conference in Atlanta, GA FLAG26 -28 March Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) Conference, Mobile, AL SCOLT09 -10 April South East Coastel Conference on Language Learning (SECCLL) in Savannah, GA SECCLL15 -18 July American Association of Teachers of French National Conference in Quebec AATF09 -12 July American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in San Juan, PR AATSPAnnual 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 provides students with access 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.
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 LearningMultilingualism matters! Building effective world language classrooms through oral proficiency and comprehensible input.
August 7th: Pre-Planning Training @ Sutton Middle School (7/8 Campus) Featuring Bryce Hedstrom!
October 15th: Building a Profiiciency Based Classroom @ Sutton Middle School
March 16th: Creating Tech-Infused World Language Classrooms