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World Language Week

The week of March 10th marked Valley Stream South’s annual Foreign Language Week, in which the co...

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Amina Radonic

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The week of March 10th marked Valley Stream South’s annual Foreign Language Week, in which the community was able to gather together and truly celebrate the diversity that makes the school the warm and welcoming place that it is. In the weeks prior, the Language department teachers assigned their students the task of creating colorful posters that adhered to this year’s theme, “Languages map our way through the world”. Members of the Language Honor Society proceeded to cover the halls with the decorative posters, truly setting the tone for the week.

A wide array of events took place each day, kicking the week off with the Spelling Bee, in which students competed against each other with the hope of winning an Amazon Gift Card as a reward for their proficiency in their respective languages. After school on Tuesday, students gathered in the library in order to watch a foreign film together, while watching other select films throughout the day in their language classes. On Thursday, everyone took part in a Greek dance lesson after school, getting to learn more about a different culture while having a blast. Finally, the week was concluded with a Tai-Chi session after school, allowing students to opportunity to further explore a new culture in an entertaining yet educational way. Overall, Foreign Language Week was a great success this year!

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