Hello, Bonjour, Míyu, Kamusta, talofa, Privet, Nǐn hǎo, Ciao, Konnichiwa, Guten Tag, Olá, Anyoung, Asalaam alaikum, Goddag, Shikamoo, Goedendag, Selamat siang, Namaste, Shalom!
San Jacinto High School, along with MEChA and ASB would like to invite you to participate in our month long celebration of World Foreign Language Awareness!
One way we highlight the languages at our school is by creating clubs that are not only specific to the identity of each student, but inclusive and accepting of anyone who would like to learn more or support such groups. We have: MEChA, Four Directions, BSU, Pacific Islander, and C.A.S.A, which includes bringing awareness to ALL cultures.
Our proudest achievements include earning the RCOE Multiliteracy Seal and CA State Biliteracy Seal for Language Literacy.
One way you can be involved is by simply acknowledging and celebrating all the variety of languages in our community.
Week 1 & Week 2: Spirit week March 1st-5th & March 8- 12
Mon 3/1 & 3/8. Represent your Favorite Language: Wear your favorite country's colors/attire or express it with face paint!
Challenge: Take a picture or record yourself vibing/dancing to the Country’s music.
Tues 3/2 & 3/9: Draw/paint a picture that uses HELLO in a different language.
Challenge: Take a picture or record yourself creating a phrase using Hello and using it to bring a smile to someone.
Wed 3/3 & 3/10: “Cook with me”; Share one of your favorite recipes from your favorite country and post a picture or video of you or your family cooking your favorite dish.
Challenge: Choose a country different from your own and learn how to say the dish and some of the ingredients. Post it!
Thur 3/4 & 3/11: A day in your shoes; tell us about your language and how you use it throughout the day.
Friday 3/5 & 3/12: Create a Virtual Poster to Promote Foreign language Awareness Week/Month
Be creative and share with us on Instagram!
Example: Create an IG post or a fun story post on IG with pictures and words in that language.
All students who post will be invited to share or speak about their experiences at our Student Summit on Wednesday, March 10 & March 17. Time TBD
Best Poster will win a Starbucks gift card and ASB Merch!
All poster creators will be given the opportunity to share or speak at our Student Summit on Wednesday, March 10 & March 17. Time TBD
Email Mr. Salcedo & Mrs. Miles with your pictures and posters!
Did you know?
In 1957, America celebrated the first Foreign Language Week. At the suggestion of the national foreign language honor society, Alpha Mu Gamma, schools and universities all over America united during this week. Even the President of the United States at the time, President Eisenhower, gave his support for this annual celebration as he too believed that the study of other languages can promote closeness and understanding amongst the different countries in the world.
Thanks Mr. Salcedo & MeChA!