MING QUARTERLY MEETING-JULY 27TH, 2022. EMORY SAINT JOSEPH’S
WHERE: EMORY SAINT JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL
5665 PEACHTREE DUNWOODY RD
ATLANTA, GA 30342
CLASSROOM 1-3 GROUND FLOOR NEAR THE CAFETERIA
Understanding the efforts underway and ongoing challenges related to world language education in Georgia and how this relates to preparing and developing talent for interpreting/translation careers and pathways.
Georgia is a leader in world language education for the southeastern United States and is working to develop programs that encourage and develop multilingual talents and skills to meet the state’s domestic and global workforce needs. These programs and efforts range from Georgia’s Seal of Biliteracy program, which recognizes and encourages students to achieve high levels of proficiency in languages other than English, to the unique International Skills Diploma Seal program which seeks to recognize and encourage students to develop interdisciplinary skills they need to be globally competent and competitive. The region’s growing diversity and global economic engagement require a renewed effort to prepare students to enter an increasingly multilingual, multicultural and multinational workplace and to equip them with the skills they need to be successful. This work includes ongoing efforts to increase the pipeline of future multilingual and highly proficient speakers of other languages to fulfill key roles in interpreting and translation pathways as these needs continue to grow throughout the region across a variety of workforce sectors
About Our presenter
Mr. Patrick Wallace currently serves as the Program Specialist for World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives with the Georgia Department of Education. In this role, he supports a number of state initiatives related to world language and dual language immersion programs as well as the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy and International Skills Diploma Seal programs. He is a former German teacher of 25 years, a published author and sits on the boards of several non-profits related to language learning and international student travel. He also serves as the current president for the National Council on State Supervisors of Foreign Language.