Declaration about Language Program Cooperation between Georgia and Germany
Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods signs the declaration
Georgia Superintendent of School, Richard Woods signed a joint declaration today between the Georgia Department of Education (GaDoE), the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad in Bonn, Germany and the Goethe-Institute German Cultural Center in Munich, Germany to cooperate in the coordination and implementation of the German language programs conducted in line with the cultural relations and education policy of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The cooperation is inspired by a common desire to promote global understanding in response to an increasingly complex world. Both sides are convinced that languages are key to mutual knowledge and understanding and that the English and German languages are crucial to global communication in economics, science, history and culture. The intent is to collaborate in the fields of language education and training and to strengthen the intercultural dialogue.
"I am happy to sign this agreement on National Teach German Day," Superintendent Woods commented. "We are always looking for ways to provide more opportunities for our students and this can only be done through strong relationships. I am grateful that this declaration provides an important foundation for a new partnership."
Enlarge image (left to right) Michael Göttert, Deputy Consul General Olaf Ladegast, Superintendent Richard Woods and Patrick Wallace (© Germany.info) The signing ceremony was attended by Deputy Consul General Olaf Ladegast, Michael Göttert (Language Consultant, German Central Agency for Schools Abroad) and Patrick Wallace (Program Specialist World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives, GaDoE).
"It is always nice to be reminded of the many connections between Germany and Georgia," Deputy Consul General Ladegast remarked. "I am very much looking forward to the continued educational cooperation in the years ahead."