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高中语言学习者创建关于健康的项目, education 和 climate at UNC-教堂山分校

World language students from 12 high schools conducted 和 presented re足球外围官网登录 in their language of study on topics related to the 联合国可持续发展目标 during a symposium hosted by Carolina's Area Studies Centers.


最正规外围足球网站 hosted a virtual awards ceremony to celebrate teams from the seventh annual 通过语言学习高中研究研讨会 12月. 8. 今年, world language students from 12 high schools conducted 和 presented re足球外围官网登录 in their language of study on topics related to the 联合国可持续发展目标.

Thirty-one teams were assigned a world region to re足球外围官网登录 和 then prepared summative briefings in their languages of study on one of the following topics: good health 和 well-being, 优质教育和气候行动. In addition to the briefing, students prepared a digital project visual to showcase their findings. 符合条件的学生包括高水平的阿拉伯语, 中国人, 法国, 德国, 意大利, 日本, 俄语和西班牙语学习者, 包括传统扬声器. Projects were then judged 和 scored by Carolina 和 Duke faculty, 教学人员和研究生.

鲁迪Colloredo-Mansfeld, senior associate dean for social sciences 和 global programs at UNC-教堂山分校, 在仪式上致欢迎辞.

“All the effort that you spend now learning languages is both school learning 和 a deep human learning,Colloredo-Mansfeld告诉学生们. “It builds the possibility within you to be a participant—to be a quick learner—in the flow of life in international settings.”

The student symposium was held in conjunction with two expert-led panels designed to support educators in teaching world languages: Supporting Less-Commonly Taught Language Teaching in North CarolinaFuture Directions for Heritage Teaching 和 Dual Language Immersion in North Carolina.

The panel on less-commonly taught languages brought together experts from backgrounds in varying levels of education, diverse parts of the state 和 different languages to discuss challenges 和 opportunities to support teaching these languages in North Carolina. Panelists highlighted the challenges of keeping students enrolled beyond introductory classes in less-commonly taught languages at the university level.

“It’s important that we look at high schools as a starting point because that way, 当学生进来的时候, 他们不是从初级阶段开始,迈克·特纳说, assistant professor of Arabic at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. “There are a lot of opportunities that open up in terms of being able to study abroad 和 really communicate in languages.”

Experts from the panel on the future of heritage teaching 和 dual language immersion stressed the importance of heritage language learning 和 preservation.

“作为一个国家, we’re very linguistically diverse with at least 330 languages other than English being used in North Carolina students’ homes,安·玛丽·冈特说, world languages consultant at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. “这使得传统语言教育成为优先事项.”

The symposium is a collaboration of the African Studies Center; the Carolina Asia Center; the Center for European Studies; the Center for Slavic, 欧亚, 和 East European Studies; the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies; the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American 和 Caribbean Studies; 和 the UNC Russian Flagship Program.