|Posted by Mike Burns on April 12, 2012 at 7:25 PM|
During the week of March 12th-16th , Lansdale Catholic High School celebrated languages of all nations, from English and Spanish to Latin and French. Throughout the course of the week, all students who study a foreign language participated in the cultures of the languages that they are learning. Each underclass student was assigned a project that talked about a country in which their foreign language is spoken. The upperclassmen had a tougher challenge: they had to do their project on any country of their choice. These projects included background information on the country, a cultural activity that was intrinsic to the country, and samples of food that originated in the country. One of the most popular languages is Spanish, which is taught by Mr. Corbett, Mr. Huckel, and Mrs. Foulke. As there are a large number of Spanish-speaking countries, a wide variety of food and cultural activites were displayed. Other languages, French and Latin, which are taught by Ms. Wiberley, are not to be ignored. The students who chose to study these languages were able to express why their language is important and give a taste of what their countries have to offer. Furthermore, students who learn Italian, under the teaching of Mrs. Fusca, were able to partake in the fun through their own projects. The festival in which the projects were presented allowed for the entire student body to get a glimpse of the world in the comfort of their school's gymnasium. During English classes, students toured the projects and learned a wealth of information on the many languages, not to mention the countries of the world. An additional aspect of Foreign Language Week at L.C. was the special cafeteria menu. Each day of the week, an array of food from various countries was served. One of the most anticipated countries was Italy, due to the popularity of Italian food at lunch at LC. All in all, the National Foreign Language Week at L.C. has become a time of appreciation for other countries and languages, as well as a time to enjoy the culinary aspects of each country.
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