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.

VoxopopVoxopop: Voxopop is an online tool that allows you to create talkgroups/voice message boards. Students can use the talkgroups to record their voice and respond to questions online. It is an engaging and easy-to-use way to help students develop their speaking skills. 

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DuolingoIf you are using Duolingo at your schools, you can now create a group and track your students’ progress via a Dashboard.

For more information on Duolingo's Dashboard, go to https://dashboard.duolingo.com/

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The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the ArabicLanguage program:

Resource 

Cover 

Course(s)

Exploring Arabic
2008

EMC

Exploring Arabic Arabic I

Arabic Al-Kitaab Part 1
2011

Georgetown University Press

Al kitaab Part 1

Arabic II
&
Arabic III

Arabic Al-Kitaab Part 2
2013

Georgetown University Press

Al kitaab Part 2 Arabic III
&
Arabic IV

    

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The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the Chinese language program:

Resource 

Cover 

Course(s)

Discovering Chinese I

Better Chinese

  Chinese I

Discovering Chinese II

Better Chinese

  Chinese II

Discovering Chinese III

Better Chinese

Chinese III

Discovering Chinese IV

Better Chinese

 

 

Chinese IV

Discovering Chinese Pro I

Better Chinese

   Chinese V

Discovering Chinese Pro II

Better Chinese

 
  Chinese VI 
 

Discovering Chinese Pro III

Better Chinese

   Chinese VII

Discovering Chinese Pro IV

Better Chinese

 
   Chinese VIII

Crossing Paths

Cheng & Tsui

 
  AP Chinese
Language & Culture

Shifting Tides

Cheng & Tsui

AP Chinese
Language & Culture

   

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Unit I

Unit II

Unit III

Unit IV

Unit V

French I

Introductions, meet/greet,
Family, and Friends

School

Clothing, Shopping, Food,
Restaurant, Community

Sport and Leisure

 

French 

II

Traveling, Transportation,
Directions, City/Buildings

Daily Routine, Responsibilities,
Useful items, Daily Life

Health, Body, Emergencies,
Injury, Illness

Community,
Celebrations, Entertainment

 

French 

III

Life Events, Family,
Friendship, Relationships

Community, Social Media,
Technology

Careers,
When I Grow Up

Environment

The Arts

 

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The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the French language program:

Resource 

Cover 

Course(s)

 D'accord 1
2015

Vista

 daccord I 2017 French I
&
French II

D'accord 2
2015

Vista

daccord II 2017  French II
&
French III

D'accord 3
2015

Vista

daccord III 2017 French IV

Thèmes
2016

Vista

 Themes 2016

French V
French VI
French VII
French VIII
AP Frech Language & Culture

 

Face-À-Face
2017

Vista

 
 face face 2017 French V
French VI
French VII
French VIII
AP French Language & Culture

 Preparing for the
AP French Exam
2012

Pearson

AP French AP French
Language & Culture
 

Allons au-delà!
2012

Pearson

Allns au dela AP French
Language & Culture

Une fois pour toutes
2009

Pearson

Une Fois Por Toute AP French
Language & Culture

    

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The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the German language program:

Resource 

Cover 

Course(s)

Deutsch Aktuell Level 1
2017

EMC

Deutsch Aktuell I German I
&
German II

Deutsch Aktuell Level 2
2017

EMC

Deutsch Aktuell II German II
&
German III

Deutsch Aktuell Level 3
2017

EMC

Deutsch Aktuell III German IV

Denk mal
2016

Vista

denk mal 2016

German V
German VI
German VII

Aspekte 1
2007

Langenscheidt Education

aspekte 1
German VIII
AP German Language & Culture

Aspekte 2
2007

Langenscheidt Education

aspekte 2 German VIII
AP German Language & Culture

    

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The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the Chinese language program:

Resource 

Cover 

Course(s)

Adventures in Japanese 1

Cheng & Tsui

  Japanese I & II

Adventures in Japanese 2

Cheng & Tsui

  Japanese III & IV

Adventures in Japanese 3

Cheng & Tsui

Japanese V & VI

   

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The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the Chinese language program:

Resource 

Cover 

Course(s)

Cambridge Latin Course
5th Edition - Unit I

Cambridge
University Press

  Latin I

Cambridge Latin Course
5th Edition - Unit II

Cambridge
University Press

  Latin I & II

Cambridge Latin Course
5th Edition - Unit III

Cambridge
University Press

Latin II & III

Cambridge Latin Course
5th Edition - Unit IV

Cambridge
University Press

 

 

Latin III

Fabulae Romanae:
Stories of Famous Romans

Pearson

 

Latin III

Love and Transformation:
An Ovid Reader

Pearson

 

Latin IV - VIII

Love and Betrayal:
A Catullus Reader

Pearson

  Latin IV - VIII

Carpe Diem:
A Horace Reader

Pearson

  Latin IV - VIII

A Song of War:
Readings from Vergil's Aeneid

Pearson

  AP Latin

A Call to Conquest:
Readings from Caesar's Gallic Wars

Pearson

  AP Latin

Caesar: Selections From
His Commentarii De Bello Gallico

Bolchazy-Carducci

  AP Latin

Vergil's Aeneid:
Selected Readings from books
1, 2, 4, and 6

Bolchazy-Carducci

  AP Latin

A Cicero Reader:
Selections from Five Essays
and Four Speeches

Bolchazy-Carducci

  AP Latin

Petronius:
Selections from the Satyricon

Bolchazy-Carducci

  AP Latin

A Caesar Workbook

Bolchazy-Carducci

  AP Latin

A Vergil Workbook, 2nd Edition

Bolchazy-Carducci

  AP Latin

   

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The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the Chinese language program:

Resource 

Cover 

Course(s)

Ponto de Encontro

Pearson

  Portuguese I - IV

   

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Unit I

Unit II

Unit III

Unit IV

Unit V

Extension

Spanish I

Hola, ¿qué tal? - 1.1

En la clase - 1.2

La familia - 1.3

Los pasatiempos - 1.4

La comida - 1.8 (Vocabulary)

Las relaciones personales - 3.1

Spanish II

Las vacaciones - 1.5

¡De compras! - 1.6
La rutina diaria - 1.7

La rutina diaria - 1.7

La comida - 1.8

Las fiestas - 1.9

Las diversiones - 3.2 & La vida diaria -  3.3

Spanish III

En el consultorio - 2.1

La tecnología - 2.2

La vivienda - 2.3

La naturaleza - 2.4

 

En la ciudad - 2.5
El bienestar - 2.6
El mundo del trabajo - 2.7
Un festival de arte - 2.8
Las actualidades - 2.9

Spanish VI

Las relaciones personales & La vida diaria - (3.1 & 3.3)

Las diversiones & Los viajes - (3.2 & 3.5)

La naturaleza & La tecnología y la ciencia - (3.6 & 3.7)

La economía y el trabajo - (3.8)

- La salud y el bienestar & La literatura y el arte - (3.4 & 3.10)

La cultura popular y los medios de comunicación - (3.9)

 

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Cobb County AP Courses follow the course outline from College Board. Follow the links below to find detailed information and resources about the course.

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Cobb County AP Courses follow the course outline from College Board. Follow the links below to find detailed information and resources about the course.

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The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the Spanish language program:

Resource 

Cover 

Course(s)

 Descubre 1
2017

Vista

descubre I 2017 Spanish I
&
Spanish II

Descubre 2
2017

Vista

descubre II 2017 Spanish II
&
Spanish III

Descubre 3
2017

Vista

descubre III 2017 Spanish  IV

Temas
2014

Vista

temas 2014

Spanish V
Spanish VI
Spanish VII
Spanish VIII
AP Spanish Language & Culture

Abriendo Paso:
Temas y Lecturas
2014

Pearson

Abriendo Paso Temas Lecturas small AP Spanish Language & Culture

Abriendo Paso:
Gramática
2014

Pearson

Abriendo Paso Gramatica small AP Spanish
Language & Culture
 

Preparing for the
AP Spanish Exam
2014

Pearson

Preparing for the APSpanish AP Spanish
Language & Culture

Reflexiones de la
Literatura Hispánica
2013

Pearson

Reflexiones Literatura Hispanica small AP Spanish
Literature & Culture

En Español Level 7
2015

Santillana

en español 7 Spanish for Native Speakers I
Spanish for Native Speakers II

En Español Level 8
2015

Santillana

en español 8 Spanish for Native Speakers I
Spanish for Native Speakers II

En Español Level 9
2015

Santillana

en español 9 Spanish for Native Speakers II

Descubre el Español A

Santillana

descubre el español A  (ES) Spanish K - 1

Descubre el Español B

Santillana

descubre el español B  (ES) Spanish 2 - 3

Descubre el Español C

Santillana

descubre el español C  (ES) Spanish 4 - 5

    

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The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the American Sign Language program:

Resource 

Cover 

Course(s)

Signing Naturally
Units 1-6
2008

Dawn Sign Press

signing naturally 1 6 ASL I

Signing Naturally 
Units 7-12
2014

Dawn Sign Press

Signing Naturally 7 12 ASL II

Signing Naturally 
Level 2
1992

Dawn Sign Press

signing naturally level 2 ASL III

Signing Naturally 
Level 3
2001

Dawn Sign Press

signing naturally level 3

ASL IV

    

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

French Language Program

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 is currently offered at our Magnet School for International Studies at North Cobb High School. We offer 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.

 

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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.

 

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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 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.

 

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

Dual Language Immersion programs provide students with academic instruction in two languages. In addition to gaining grade level content area knowledge and skills, students develop higher levels of language competency.

The list below indicate the available biligual programs available in Cobb at the Elementary and High School levels.

 

Elementary Schools (K-5)

DLI programs at the elementary level will continue to grow 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 Year 2018 - 2019

School  K 1st 2nd 3rd

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        

 

High Schools (9-12)

DLI programs at the high school level will continue to grow one grade level at a time every school year as students move from 9th through 12th 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  9th 10th 11th 12th

WL Languages Spanish Sprayberry High School - ISLASHS.Mascot Small

       
WL Languages Spanish Walton High School - ISAWalton Logo        

 

How does it look in the classroom?

Groups smallElementary: Instruction 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

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Cobb County World Language Program courses are designed to assist the students' development of language and intercultural skills. Each course has set learning targets based on ACTFL's language proficiency standards and NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Statements. ACTFL standards goal areas are: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

Communication

This is the main area of the standards and in which we based a great part of our course program.  There are three modes within the communication standards, Interpersonal, Presentational, and Interpretive.  Use the links below to learn more about the language domains and sublevels for each mode.

MODES CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal Interpersonal CCSD WL Modes Presentational Presentational CCSD WL Modes Interpretive Interpretive
LEVELS CCSD WL SpeakingSpeaking CCSD WL WritingWriting CCSD WL ListeningListening CCSD WL ReadingReading
Novice CCSD WL Interpersonal NH 100px CCSD WL Speaking NH 100px CCSD WL Writing NH 100px CCSD WL Listening NH 100px CCSD WL Reading NH 100px
Intermediate CCSD WL Interpersonal IH 100px CCSD WL Speaking IH 100px CCSD WL Writing IH 100px CCSD WL Listening IH 100px CCSD WL Reading IH 100px
Advanced CCSD WL Interpersonal AH 100px CCSD WL Speaking AH 100px CCSD WL Writing AH 100px CCSD WL Listening AH 100px CCSD WL Reading AH 100px

Culture

The study of culture and language is strongly interconnected. Students use the language to investigate and interact properly with the practices, perspectives, and products of the various cultures. 

 LEVELS CCSD WL Interculturality Products PracticesProducts and Practices  CCSD WL Interculturality PerspectivesPerspectives  CCSD WL Interculturality InteractionsCultural Interaction 
Novice 
CCSD WL Interculturality Products Practices N 100px

CCSD WL Interculturality Perspectives N 100px

CCSD WL Interculturality Interactions N 100px
 Intermediate  CCSD WL Interculturality Products Practices I 100px  CCSD WL Interculturality Perspectives I 100px  CCSD WL Interculturality Interactions I 100px
 Advanced
CCSD WL Interculturality Products Practices A 100px
 CCSD WL Interculturality Perspectives A 100px  CCSD WL Interculturality Interactions A 100px

 

 

For more information and resources about language proficiency go to the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) at: https://www.actfl.org/