FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab
1,100 regional high school students seek SRU language awards
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Almost 1,100 high school world language students from 33 regional high schools will invade Slippery Rock University's campus Feb. 19 to participate in the department of modern languages and cultures annual "World Languages Competition."
Students will compete from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for both individual and school prizes in Spanish, French, German and Latin. Plaques and trophies will be presented to winning schools, while individual students will receive dictionaries, T-shirts and certificates.
The daylong event will also feature 30-minute sessions to introduce students to Korean, Japanese, Italian and other languages. SRU international students will answer questions about teenage life in their home countries.
A methodology workshop will be offered to high school language teachers attending.
SRU offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.
Deb Cohen, professor of modern languages and cultures, organized the program. For further information, call 724.738.2617.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.
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