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.

Cluster Language Programs

Lassiter

WL Languages ASLWL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages Spanish

Mabry MS

Simpson MS

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Davis ES

Addison ES

Garrison Mill ES

Kincaid ES

Rocky Mountain ES

Mountain View ES

 

Rocky Mountain ES

 

Shallowford Falls ES

 

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Cluster Language Programs

McEachern

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Cooper MS

Tapp MS

WL Languages Spanish

WL Languages Spanish

Hendricks ES

Compton ES

Powder Springs ES

Dowell ES

WL Languages DLI

 

Varner ES

 

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Cluster Language Programs

North Cobb

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

Barber MS

Palmer MS

Awtrey MS

WL Languages Spanish

WL Languages Spanish

WL Languages Spanish

Acworth ES

Big Shanty ES

Big Shanty ES

Baker ES

Pitner ES

Frey ES

 

 

Lewis ES

 

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Cluster Language Programs

Pope

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages Spanish

Dodgen MS

Hightower Trail MS

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

WL Languages Spanish

East Side ES

Mountain View ES

Kincaid ES

Murdock ES

Mount Bethel ES

Shallowford Falls ES

Murdock ES

Tritt ES

Sope Creek ES

 

Timber Ridge ES

 

 

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Cluster Language Programs

Walton

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

Dickerson MS

Dodgen MS

WL Languages Spanish

WL Languages FrenchWL 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

Wheeler

WL Languages ChineseWL Languages FrenchWL Languages LatinWL Languages Spanish

East Cobb MS

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

Campbell

WL Languages ArabicWL Languages FrenchWL Languages JapaneseWL 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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United4LiteracyUnite for Literacy is an online free picture book library. This online library is an excellent resource for emergent readers. Each title is also an audio book, not only that but you can hear the narration of any book in the library in more than 15 different languages.

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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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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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Cluster Language Programs

South Cobb

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages GermanWL Languages Spanish

Cooper MS

Garrett MS

Floyd MS

WL Languages Spanish

WL Languages Spanish

WL Languages FrenchWL Languages Spanish

Hendricks ES

Austell ES

Birney ES

Powder Springs ES

Clarkdale ES

WL Languages DLI

Mableton ES

WL Languages DLI

Clarkdale ES

WL Languages DLI

Mableton ES

WL Languages DLI

Norton Park ES

WL Languages DLIWL Languages Spanish

 

Sanders ES

Russell ES

WL Languages DLI

 

Hendricks ES

Sanders ES

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1000 images1000 Images on The Top of my Tongue Words: "This trilingual directory provides more than 3,000 idiomatic phrases classified according to theme. Each one is inserted into a short text that illustrates its meaning and contains a digital audio file. Listening to the file allows us to fully understand all the various shades in the pronunciation. The site also includes exercises and games as well as brief, humorous animations, which contribute to the discovery of the fascinating world of colorful expressions." This resource is available in French,Spanish, and English. 

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About World LanguagesAbout World Languages: "In 2005 as part of America’s celebration of the Year of Languages, The Technology Development Group initiated the development of a comprehensive website dedicated to the description of the world’s most populous and important languages as well as other relevant information about world languages and language study. The effort was led by Dr. Kathleen Egan and Dr. Irene Thompson and supported by (numerous) education and government agencies involved in foreign language initiatives. The project was intended to be part of an effort to educate the American public about the variety of the world’s languages, to get them excited about studying foreign languages, and to ultimately help create a more language-capable America ready to meet its pressing foreign language needs"

 

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FSI Languages Courses

This website provides access to the various courses developed by the Foreign Service Institute. The following courses are available: 

Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Chinese, Chinyanja, Czech, Finnish, French, Fula, General, German, Greek, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Japanese, Kirundi, Kituba, Korean, Lao, Lingala, Luganda, Moré, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Shona, Sinhala, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Vietnamese, Yoruba.

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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.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 
Click on the links below for additional 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 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.

 

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

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 in 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 indicates the available bilingual 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 a 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 2020 - 2021

School  K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
WL Languages Spanish City View Elementary City View            

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 ElementaryRES horse            

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 a 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 language 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

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/