Cobb County World Language Programs

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Programs by Language 

Click HERE to access the list individual language programs as well as specific language program information.

Language Programs by Level

Bilingual and Specialized Programs

The programs below are exclusive to each school. Click over each item to find additional information.

Seals

Cobb County School District the following Georgia Department of Education World Language Seals:

Georgia Seal
of Biliteracy
International Skills
Diploma Seal

  

* Not all programs are available at all schools, please check with your local school for details.

** The selection of target language on Dual Language Immersion programs is a local school decision based on community input.

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The Course Profile document provides information on the course's standards, language proficiency targets, target Can Do skills, and thematic units. 

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High School (2017 - 2018)

(Click on each high school to see its feeder pattern)

School

Language

Allatoona

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Campbell

WL Languages ArabicWL Languages FrenchWL Languages JapaneseWL Languages Spanish

Harrison

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages Spanish

Hillgrove

WL Languages ASLWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Kell

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Kennesaw
Mountain

WL Languages ASLWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Lassiter

WL Languages ASLWL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages Spanish

McEachern

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

North Cobb

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages JapaneseWL Languages LatinWL Languages PortugueseWL Languages Spanish

Osborne

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages Spanish

Pebblebrook

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Pope

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages Spanish

South Cobb

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Sprayberry

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Walton

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Wheeler

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish
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What will YOU be able to do with language?

The language proficiency targets indicate what you are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Language targets vary depending on the language you are studying and the year of study of the language.

Language proficiency levels and descriptors are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

Click on each of the headings below for details on the target skills for each level. 

American Sign Language

 Arabic

 Chinese

French

German

Japanese

Latin

Portuguese

Spanish 

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Programs by Language

Not all programs are available at all schools, please check with your local school for details.

WL Languages ASL
American Sign Language (ASL)
 
WL Languages Arabic Arabic
WL Languages Chinese Chinese WL Languages French French
WL Languages German

German

WL Languages Japanese Japanese
WL Languages Latin

Latin

WL Languages Portuguese Portuguese
WL Languages Spanish

Spanish

   

 

Language Proficiency Targets

The language proficiency targets indicate what you are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Click HERE to see the language targets for each language program.

Instructional Resources

Student on each course level have access to district purchased resources. Click here for a list of district acquired instructional resources.

 

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Cluster Language Programs

Pebblebrook

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Garrett MS

Lindley 6th
& Lindley MS

WL Languages Spanish

WL Languages Spanish

Austell ES

Bryant ES

Clarkdale ES

WL Languages DLI

Clay ES

Hendricks ES

Harmony Leland ES

Mableton ES

WL Languages DLI

Riverside Intermediate

WL Languages DLI

Sanders ES

Riverside Primary

WL Languages DLI

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Cluster Language Programs

Campbell

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Campbell MS

Griffin MS

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

WL Languages Spanish

Argyle ES

Belmont Hills ES

Belmont Hills ES

Fair Oaks ES

WL Languages DLI

Green Acres ES

 King Springs ES

Nickajack ES

WL Languages DLI

 LaBelle ES

Smyrna ES

WL Languages DLI

Nickajack ES

WL Languages DLI

Teasley ES

WL Languages Spanish

Norton Park ES

WL Languages DLIWL Languages Spanish

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Middle School (2017 - 2018)

School

Language

Awtrey

WL Languages Spanish

Barber

WL Languages Spanish

Campbell

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Cooper

WL Languages Spanish

Daniell

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages Spanish

Dickerson

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Dodgen

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Durham

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

East Cobb

WL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Floyd

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Garrett

WL Languages Spanish

Griffin

WL Languages Spanish

Hightower Trail

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Lindley 6th

WL Languages Spanish

Lindley Middle

WL Languages Spanish

Lost Mountain

WL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Lovinggood

 WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Mabry

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages Spanish

McCleskey

WL Languages Spanish

McClure

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Palmer

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Pine Mountain

WL Languages Spanish

Simpson

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Smitha

WL Languages Spanish

Tapp

WL Languages Spanish
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Elementary School (2017 - 2018)

School

Program

Cheatham Hill

WL Languages Spanish

Clarkdale

WL Languages DLI

Dowell

WL Languages DLI

Fair Oaks

WL Languages DLI

Hollydale

WL Languages DLI

Kemp

WL Languages Spanish

Mableton

WL Languages DLI

Nickajack

WL Languages DLI

Norton Park

WL Languages DLIWL Languages Spanish

Riverside Primary

WL Languages DLI

Riverside Intermediate

WL Languages DLI

Russell

WL Languages DLI

Smyrna

WL Languages DLI

Teasley

WL Languages Spanish
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Objectives

In today’s global marketplace, it is important for students to acquire the interdisciplinary skills they need to be globally competent and competitive. The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies. It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in the global economy.

 

Participating Schools

Requirements

  • At least three credits in the same world language and/or ESOL
  • At least four credits in courses determined to have an international focus, such as international economics, world/non-US history, world geography, etc. ISDS Approved Courses 2017.pdfISDS Approved Courses 2017.pdf
  • At least four extracurricular activities and experiences with global themes and/or in global contexts (e.g., exchange programs, international and language clubs, travel abroad)
  • Twenty hours of community service involving a global/cross-cultural public service project
  • Capstone presentation on the knowledge gained in the courses and activities listed above

Reporting

After your school has evaluated the credentials of interested candidates, use the link below to download the file to report the list of qualifying candidates to GaDoE.

http://site.ccsdlanguages.org/resources/files-documents/file/210-isds-qualifying-candidates-report 

FAQ

Click HERE for a Georgia DOE list of Frequently Asked Questions

 

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ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012 FIN

Click HERE to find the 2012 (current version) of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading made interactive through the inclusion of glossed terms and multimedia exemplars. 

You can explore the Guidelines by skill or by level, listen to and read samples in English that represent abilities at each of the major proficiency levels. - See more at: http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf

See also the 

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines - Language Samples

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Seal of Biliteracy US Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy (HB 879) was signed into law on May 3, 2016, establishing a Seal of Biliteracy for the state of Georgia. The Seal of Biliteracy will be available for graduating high school students starting in 2016/2017. With the issuance of the seal Georgia joins a large group of states that recognize the importance and advantages students gain by becoming bilingual and biliterate.

For a complete list of states and additional information on the Seal of Biliteracy visit the SealofBiliteracy.org site.

The headings below provide more information about the Seal of Biliteracy. Click here additional information from the current version of the (HB 879) bill. 

Purpose The purposes of the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy are as follows:

  • To encourage pupils to study foreign languages
  • To certify attainment of biliteracy
  • To provide employers with a method to identify people with language and biliteracy skills
  • To provide universities with a method to recognize and give academic credit to applicants seeking admission
  • To recognize and promote foreign language instruction in public schools

 

Requirements - In order to qualify for the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy, a high school graduate shall meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of all English language arts requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above in those classes
  • Proficiency in one or more languages other than English, demonstrated by:
    • passing a foreign language advanced placement examination with a score of 4 or higher
    • passing an international baccalaureate examination with a score of 5 or higher
    • for languages in which an advanced placement examination is not available, please see the listing of equivalent summative examinations the Department of Education has provided that local school systems may use in place of such an advanced placement examination.

Reporting of Qualifying Students

Schools with qualifying students insterested in applying for the Biliteracy Seal must complete the report sheet​ and submit it by May 1st to the Program Specialist for World Languages and Workforce Initiatives at the GaDOE 

Approved proficiency exams and required minimum scores or proficiency levels

TierName of AssessmentTesting OrganizationMinimum Passing Score
1 Advanced Placement World Language and Culture Test (AP) College Board 4
1 International Baccalaureate World Language Exam (IB) International Baccalaureate 5 (SL or HL only)
2 Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), Reading Proficiency Test (RPT) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) or OPIc Language Testing International Intermediate High in speaking, reading and writing
2 Standards-Based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP) Test Avant Assessments Level 6
2 ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) Language Testing International Intermediate High in speaking, listening, reading and writing
2 ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) Language Testing International Intermediate 4
2 Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) Cervantes Institute B1
2

Deutsches Sprachdiplom (DSD)

German Language Diploma

German Educational Ministers Office DSD Level 1
2  

Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF)

French Language Diploma

 International Centre for French Studies  Level B1 in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
2 Youth Chinese Test (YCT) Hanban Level 3
2 Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Hanban Level 3
2 Signed Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for American Sign Language (ASL) National Technical Institute for the Deaf Intermediate Plus
2 Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) National Institute for International Education (NIIED) Level 4

 

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Cluster Language Programs

Wheeler

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

East Cobb ES

WL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Brumby ES

Eastvalley ES

Powers Ferry ES

Sedalia Park ES

Sope Creek ES

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Cluster Language Programs

Walton

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Dickerson MS

Dodgen MS

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

East Side ES

East Side ES

Mount Bethel ES

Kincaid ES

Sope Creek ES

Mount Bethel ES

Timber Ridge ES

Murdock ES

 

Timber Ridge ES

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Cluster Language Programs

Sprayberry

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Daniell MS

McClesky MS

Simpson MS

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages Spanish

WL Languages Spanish

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Addison ES

Blackwell ES

Addison ES

Bells Ferry ES

Keheley ES

Kincaid ES

Blackwell ES

Nicholson ES

Mountain View ES

Chalker ES

 

Rocky Mountain ES

Kincaid ES

 

Shallowford Falls ES

Sedalia Park ES

   
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Cluster Language Programs

Hillgrove

WL Languages ASLWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Lost Mountain MS

Lovinggood MS

WL Languages Spanish

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Due West ES

Cheatham Hill ES

WL Languages Spanish

Ford ES

Dowell ES

Kemp ES

WL Languages Spanish

Kemp ES

WL Languages Spanish

Vaughan ES

Still ES

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Subcategories

Arabic Language Program

The Cobb County Arabic program offers the following courses:

  • Levels I-IV

*Not all schools offer all the course levels or languages, please check with your local school for a list of current course offerings.

 

LWL

Why should you learn Arabic?

Visit the Lead with Languages site and learn more about the benefits of learning Arabic and other languages.

Click HERE to learn more about the languages offered at Cobb County Schools.

Chinese Language Program

The Cobb County Chinese program offers the following courses:

  • Levels I-V
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture

*Not all schools offer all the course levels or languages, please check with your local school for a list of current course offerings.

 

LWL

Why should you learn Chinese?

Visit the Lead with Languages site and learn more about the benefits of learning Chinese and other languages.

Click HERE to learn more about the languages offered at Cobb County Schools.

 

 

 

Instructional Resources:

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 Click on the links below for additional resources: (Coming soon)

  • Teacher Resources (log in required)
  • Student Textbook Resources 
  • Online resources

French Language Program

 LWL

Why should you learn French?

Visit the Lead with Languages site and learn more about the benefits of learning French and other languages.

Click HERE to learn more about the languages offered at Cobb County Schools.

 

The Cobb County French program offers the following courses:

  • Levels I-VIII
  • AP Language & Culture

*Not all schools offer all the course levels or languages, please check with your local school for a list of current course offerings.

 

** Teacher Log-in is required to access some of the resources below:

Course
Profile
Proficiency
Targets
 Instructional
Resources

 

 
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German Language Program

The Cobb County German program offers the following courses:

  • Levels I-VI
  • AP German Language and Culture

*Not all schools offer all the course levels or languages, please check with your local school for a list of current course offerings.

 

LWL

Why should you learn German?

Visit the Lead with Languages site and learn more about the benefits of learning German and other languages.

Click HERE to learn more about the languages offered at Cobb County Schools.

 

 

 

** Teacher Log-in is required to access some of the resources below:

Course
Profile
Proficiency
Targets
 Instructional
Resources

 

Japanese Language Program

The Cobb County Japanese program offers the following courses:

  • Levels I-V

*Not all schools offer all the course levels or languages, please check with your local school for a list of current course offerings.

 

LWL

Why should you learn Japanese?

Visit the Lead with Languages site and learn more about the benefits of learning Japanese and other languages.

Click HERE to learn more about the languages offered at Cobb County Schools.

 

 

 

Click on the links below for additional resources: (Coming soon)

  • Teacher Resources (log in required)
  • Student Textbook Resources 
  • Online resources

Latin Language Program

The Cobb County Latin program offers the following courses:

  • Levels I-VI
  • AP Latin Language

*Not all schools offer all the course levels or languages, please check with your local school for a list of current course offerings.

 

LWL

Why should you learn Latin?

Visit the Lead with Languages site and learn more about the benefits of learning Latin and other languages.

Click HERE to learn more about the languages offered at Cobb County Schools.

 

 

 

Click on the links below for additional resources: (Coming soon)

  • Teacher Resources (log in required)
  • Student Textbook Resources 
  • Online resources

Portuguese Language Program

The Cobb County Portuguese program offers the following courses:

  • Levels I-III

*Not all schools offer all the course levels or languages, please check with your local school for a list of current course offerings.

 

LWL

Why should you learn Portuguese?

Visit the Lead with Languages site and learn more about the benefits of learning Portuguese and other languages.

Click HERE to learn more about the languages offered at Cobb County Schools.

 

Spanish Language Program

The Cobb County Spanish program offers the following courses

  • Levels I - VIII
  • AP Language & Culture
  • AP Literature & Culture
  • Spanish for native speakers Levels I - II

*Not all schools offer all the course levels or languages, please check with your local school for a list of current course offerings.

** Teacher Log-in is required to access some of the resources below:

Course
Profile
Proficiency
Targets
 Instructional
Resources

 

LWL

Why should you learn Spanish?

Visit the Lead with Languages site and learn more about the benefits of learning Spanish and other languages.

Click HERE to learn more about the languages offered at Cobb County Schools.

 

 

 

 

American Sign Language Program

The Cobb County ASL program offers the following courses:

  • Levels I-IV

*Not all schools offer all the course levels or languages, please check with your local school for a list of current course offerings.

 

LWL

Why should you learn American Sign Language?

Visit the Lead with Languages site and learn more about the benefits of learning American Sign Language and other languages.

Click HERE to learn more about the languages offered at Cobb County Schools.

Cobb County Schools Dual Language Immersion Program

Interested in Dual Language Immersion being offered at your school?

Contact your school principal and let them know you are interested in the program. Click here for the list of Cobb Elementary schools and links to their websites.

 

What schools and grade levels are currently offering the DLI program?

Dual Language Immersion programs have been available since the 2015-2016 school year. Each DLI school program will expand one grade level at a time every school year as students move from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Please see the chart below for an list of current schools offering the Dual Immersion program, the language of the program, and the grade levels available for each academic year. 

 

School  K 1st 2nd

WL Languages SpanishClarkdale ElementaryCardinal Clarkdale

     
WL Languages SpanishDowell Elementary Dowell ES      
WL Languages Spanish Fair Oaks ElementaryFairOaks ES      
WL Languages Spanish Hollydale ElementaryHollydale      

WL Languages Spanish Mableton ElementaryMableton Logo

     
WL Languages SpanishNickajack ElementaryNickajack ES
     
WL Languages Spanish Norton Park ElementaryNPES Eagle      
WL Languages Spanish Riverside Primary (K-1) RES horse      
WL Languages Spanish Riverside Intermediate (2-5)      

WL Languages Spanish Russell ElementaryRussell ES

     
WL Languages Spanish Smyrna Elementary smyrna header      

 

What is Dual Language Immersion?

Dual Language Immersion is a way to learn academic content while acquiring another language at the same time. Starting the 2015-2016 academic year, Cobb County students have the opportunity to participate on the Dual Language Immersion Program (DLI). The goals of the program are for the students to develop literacy skills in both English and the target language  while attaining a high level of academic achievement that is at or above their grade level in all content areas and to develop a world cultural sensitivity.  Each school/community chooses the immersion language for its school.

 

How does it look in the classroom?

Groups smallInstruction is divided between two high quality, creative classrooms: one English and one immersion (target language) with fifty percent of the academic day taught in English and fifty percent of the academic day taught in the target language. Students enjoy the advantage of two caring, highly qualified teachers. The English-speaking teacher uses half of the instructional day to teach English Language Arts, literacy, and content area support.  The immersion teacher uses the other half of the day to teach math, science, social studies, and target language literacy.Teachers are trained in the use of instructional strategies that promote languages learning and academic development.

 

What skills/content do the students learn in the DLI program?

Content area distribution

 

Students in the Dual Immersion Program learn the concepts and skills for the various subject areas at the same time that they develop the ability to read, write, speak, and listen in another 

language.  Students learn the same concepts and skills for the various subject areas as their grade level peers at the same time that they develop the ability to read, write, speak, and listen in another language. Students receive math, science, and social studies instruction in a target language, such as Spanish, French, or Chinese.  

 

What are the benefits of Dual Language Immersion?

Language Skills: Students achieve high proficiency in the immersion language.Immersion students become bilingual and biliterate.

Improved Performance on Standardized Tests: Immersion students perform as well as or better than non-immersion students on standardized tests of English and math administered in English.

Enhanced Cognitive Skills: Immersion students typically develop greater cognitive flexibility, demonstrating increased attention control, better memory, and superior problem solving skills as well as an enhanced understanding of their primary language.

Increased Cultural Sensitivity: Immersion students are more aware of and show more positive attitudes towards other cultures and an appreciation of other people.

Long Term Benefits: Immersion students are better prepared for the global community and job markets where a second language is an asset.a

sset.