FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2007
Contact: K.E. Schwab -- 724-738-2199
1,300 regional high school students to vie for language
awards at SRU
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Almost 1,300 high school world
language students from 41 regional high schools will visit the
Slippery Rock University campus Feb. 20 for the department of
modern languages and cultures' annual "World Languages
The competition, which offers both individual and school prizes
in several levels of Spanish, French, German and Latin, will run
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In addition to the competition, the daylong event will feature
30-minute sessions introducing Korean, Japanese, Italian and other
languages to students and their teachers. SRU international
students will answer questions about teenage life in their home
country, and a teaching methodology workshop will be offered high
school language teachers attending.
Deb Cohen, professor of modern languages and cultures, organized
the program. For further information call 724-738-2617.
SRU offers courses in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese,
Japanese, and Korean.
Editor's Note: Participating schools include
Lakeview Christian Academy
NW PA Collegiate Academy
Our Lady of Sacred Heart
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
PN, PGN, WPN, PR