Languages offered at Bellefonte Area School District:
- French, 9-12
- Mandarin Chinese, K-12
- Spanish, K-12
BAHS celebrates World Language Week for seventh year
By Brit Milazzo
Public relations, BASD
Each year, the language department at Bellefonte Area High School celebrates World Language Week to expose students to different languages spoken around the world. In its seventh year at BAHS, WLW will be celebrated March 2-6.
And this year, like each year before, also boasts a new logo to recognize the week. Senior Advanced Placement Spanish student Katie Mussett, created the logo. She is also treasurer of Spanish Honor Society.
Spanish teacher Emily Zimdahl-McManus said all students participating in language classes at the high school are encouraged to submit designs that parallel the national theme. Students then cast their votes and a winning design is selected that is printed on a T-shirt.
“All high school language students will be learning a new, surprise language and culture (during) that week,” she said. “This kind of closes out Discover Languages Month, which was February, where Spanish Honor Society has been doing daily announcements about all different languages. The announcements will continue during WLW.”
To learn more about National Foreign Language Week, visit this link: https://www.amgnational.org/national-foreign-language-week.html. At BAHS the week is called World Language Week to respect the proper vernacular of what a group of languages other than English are called within the commonwealth.
*Zimdahl-McManus contributed to this report