NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Northbridge High School World Language Department is gearing up for its traditional National Foreign Language Week, March 4 to 8.
The goal is for all students and faculty to celebrate cultural diversity and promote the study of foreign languages.
A number of activities are planned to involve the whole school, including decorating the foyer and the cafeteria with posters of common expressions and flags that
represent many cultures, asking teachers to hang flags outside of their classrooms that represent their nationalities, playing music during break, and asking a trivia question at the end of the morning announcements.
In addition, all students will participate in a discussion of cultural diversity during their advisory block on March 4 and students can cook on March 5 with Chef Adam Batchelder.
All foreign language students will participate in a variety of cultural activities in their classes.
Throughout the week, Spanish students will research and study the Peruvian culture. As a culminating activity on March 8, Inca Son is coming to present the Peruvian/Andean culture to all students studying Spanish at NHS.
The Inca Son is an award-winning group of Peruvian musicians and dancers that travel to schools, universities, and communities to present the Andean culture in engaging ways. Two members of the Inca Son will share a presentation, which includes narration of the slides with related songs.
This presentation was made possible by the Northbridge Education Foundation.