Welcome to the North Carolina World Languages Wiki

World Language study benefits all students. The study of another language leads to higher scores on standardized tests (reading, math, SAT), greater cognitive development in the areas of mental flexibility, creativity, divergent thinking and higher-order thinking skills, a broader English vocabulary, a better understanding of one’s own language and culture, and enhanced career opportunities.

Please download the most recent World Languages in North Carolina document (February 2018) with statewide enrollment information, program highlights, and other data.

Language-specific versions of these materials are compiled upon request.

Here are some recent examples: Chinese (August 2018), French (November 2017), German (June 2018), Spanish (December 2016).

There is also a brief on Language Diversity in North Carolina (March 2018).

This wiki is used to share information, resources, materials and policies to implement the proficiency-based North Carolina World Language Essential Standards.

Please explore the site, download materials, and share any suggestions or questions with Ann Marie Gunter, World Languages Consultant, at ann.gunter@dpi.nc.gov.

NCDPI World Languages Staff

Language Advisors serving the Southeast

Christie Lynch Ebert, Section Chief of K-12 Program Areas

Arts Education, ESL, School Counseling, World Languages


Phone: 919-807-3856


Central Agency for Schools Abroad in Atlanta, Georgia

German Language Advisor/Coordinator

Nicolette Gahleitner (began August 2018)


Ann Marie Gunter, World Languages Consultant


Phone: 919-807-3865


Confucius Institutes in North Carolina

If you would like to know a little more about the Confucius Institute at NC State,
please read this fact sheet shared by Anna Dunaway, Director.

Linda Crouch, Program Assistant for K-12 Program Areas


Phone: 919-807-3861

Fax: 919-807-3823


French Consulate Office in Atlanta, Georgia

Anne-Lise Gallay, Deputy Cultural Attaché (September 2018 - 2020)

French Embassy: K-12 Education


Spanish Education Office in Tallahassee, Florida

Felix Gaspar Koch, Spanish Education Advisor


Infographic: Spain - U.S. Relations (http://spainintheusa.org/)