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 1,200 Western Pennsylvania High School Language Students to Complete at SRU 

 

SPOTLIGHT

2/10/2006

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

 1,200 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGE STUDENTS TO COMPETE AT SRU

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – An estimated 1,200 western Pennsylvania world language students from nearly 40 regional high schools will show off their foreign language skills Feb. 21 in the four-hour “World Languages Competition” sponsored by Slippery Rock University’s modern languages and cultures department.

      Participants will compete for both individual and school prizes in several levels of 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 program begins at 8:30 a.m.

      In addition to the competition, the daylong event will feature 30-minute sessions introducing Korean, Japanese, Italian and other languages to the visiting students and their teachers. SRU international students will answer questions about teenage life in their countries and a teaching foreign language methodology workshop will be offered to language teachers attending the competition.

      Dr. Deb Cohen, professor of modern languages and cultures, organized the program. For further information call 724-738-2617.

      SRU offers language courses in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

PN, PGN, WPN, PR

A LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Avella

Beaver

Chartiers-Houston

Center

Clarion

Cochranton

Conneaut Lake

Conneaut Valley

Fairview

Fox Chapel

Gateway

Greenville

Grove City

Hickory

Kennedy Catholic

Keystone Oaks

Kittanning

Lakeview Christian Academy

Lincoln

Mars

Mercyhurst

Mohawk

Moniteau

Moon

Mt. Lebanon

Neshannock

Newton Falls

Northgate

Northwest PA Collegiate Academy

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Pine Richland

Redbank

Riverside

Rocky Grove

Shaler

Shenango

Taylor Allderdice

Union City

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