Not only does the month of March mean that spring time is near, but it also calls for the celebration of languages and cultures during National Foreign Language Week(NFLW)! The BHS World Language Department looks forward to NFLW each year. Our students participate in various activities that highlight the language and cultures they study. These activities include the highly anticipated annual WL volleyball games, which took place on Tuesday after school in the BHS gymnasium. The Spanish Club defeated the reigning Latin champions from the previous year, which means that the World Language flag was returned and now proudly hangs in Señora Gentile’s classroom!
In addition, Thursday was Latin Day, which means Mr. Stringer and his Latin students dressed in their best togas to represent the latin classics!
Additionally on Thursday and Friday the World Language classes competed in the annual Cake Wars event – on Thursday the Latin students competed against the Spanish classes and on Friday the Italians faced off against the French students! As always, the student participants did an amazing job bringing their cake decorating talents and originality to the table!!!
Throughout the week, various WL teachers celebrated languages and cultures through art projects, visits to the Burlington preschool class to read and sing with the kids in Spanish, and with our annual World Language brunch in the school cafeteria. Overall, the brunch was amazing this year! Students prepared lots of authentic dishes from Italy, France, Spain, and throughout Latin America. Students sampled foods from the various regions and prepared their recipes in both English and their target language.