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 1,000 High School Students Vie for Language Awards at SRU 

 

SPOTLIGHT

2/3/2004

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

1,000 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VIE FOR LANGUAGE AWARDS AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –More than 1,000 high school world language students from approximately 25 area high schools will be on the Slippery Rock University campus beginning at 8 a.m. Feb. 17 for the university’s annual department of modern languages and cultures “World Language Competition.”

Students 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.

In addition to the competition, the daylong event will feature 30-minute sessions introducing Korean, Japanese, Italian, Latin and other languages. SRU international students will answer questions about teenage life in their countries.  

 In conjunction, a methodology workshop for teaching foreign languages will be offered to the high school language teachers in attendance. Dr. Deb Cohen, professor of modern languages and cultures, organized the program.

For further information, contact call 724-738-2617.

           SRU offers courses in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean from its newly renovated Carruth Rizza Hall which includes a state-of-the-art language laboratory.

A LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS INCLUDES:

Alderdice                         Avella                         Center

Chartiers-Houston                         Chartiers Valley                         Cochranton

Falk School                        Ford City                         Fox Chapel

Hickory                         Lakeview Christian Academy                        Laurel

Mercer                         Mercyhurst Preparatory School                        Mohawk

Moon Area                         Neshannock                         North Clarion

North Hills                         Our Lady of the Sacred Heart                        Redbank Valley

Rocky Grove                         Shenango                         Slippery RockUnion              

PN, WPN, PgN, PR

 

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