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 750 Area High School Students to Vie for Language Awards 

 

SPOTLIGHT

1/24/2005

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

750 AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO VIE FOR LANGUAGE AWARDS AT SRU

    SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – More than 750 high school world language students from some 25 area high schools will be on the Slippery Rock University campus from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 15 to participate in the department of modern languages and cultures annual “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 will be offered to the high school language teachers in attendance.

Dr. Deb Cohen, professor of modern languages and cultures, organized the program and is available for questions at 724-738-2617.

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

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