For our students to succeed in a global economy, they will need to posses a new set of skills that were not required for the success of prior generations of Americans. Regional expertise, cross-cultural competence, and advanced language proficiency are no long skills reserved only for those who plan for a career overseas - they are skills that will enhance any career field, encourage international investment to our state, and develop a workforce that is successful in working on diverse international teams to collaborate and solve global problems. Developing international perspective and advanced language proficiency, particularly as this relates to college and career readiness, will ensure our nation's security and will support our statewide and regional economic development goals. Business leaders across Georgia and the Southeast have made it clear that these skills are the fastest route to success in a global job market, and that they provide a competitive advantage that moves an applicant's resume to the top of the pile.
Performance Standards, State Data, and Policies
The Georgia Dual-Immersion Program
Dual-Immersion Portal Login (password required)
Spanish Portal: Dual-Immersion Curriculum and Materials (under construction)
French Portal: Dual-Immersion Curriculum and Materials (under construction)
German Portal: Dual-Immersion Curriculum and Materials (under construction)
Chinese Portal: Dual-Immersion Curriculum and Materials (under construction)
Portuguese Portal: Dual Immersion Curriculum and Materials (under construction)
Memoranda of Understanding
The following state-level Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed between the GaDOE and international partners. These agreements provide meaningful global connections between partner schools through sister school partnerships and career-based job-shadowing opportunities.
Benefits of the Georgia Sister School Partnership Program
Interview with teachers and students during a visit byMme Deborah KEETON of Collège du Haut-de-Penoy to Luther Judson Price Middle School in Atlanta.
The Georgia Workforce Development Initiative (GWI)
World Languages Proficiency Exams and Industry Certifications