Foreign Language Week at Oak Forest


Nicole Darling, Staff Writer

What is Foreign Language Week?

Foreign Language Week is from March 5-11. It celebrates people who speak a language other than English and shows the importance of speaking another language. One of the goals of Foreign Language Week is to make American students aware of the need to study a foreign language.

The celebrations are organized by Alpha Mu Gamma. The first celebration of Foreign Language Week was February 17-23, 1957. Each year, a theme is chosen to focus on a different aspect of foreign languages. This year’s theme is Boost Your Brain with Languages. Activities are usually organized by schools and include games, movies, festivals, singing, and lectures.

How are we celebrating it?

On March 10, there will be a presentation on many different languages in the IMC. The World Language Club organized this event. Most language classes will be going from 2nd to8th period, excluding 5th period. There will also be some singing and possibly games.

The countries in the presentation are Cuba, France, India, Jordan, México, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, and Spain. 

Performances will be performed by La Llorona sung by Kaylah Villalobos (México), Dance by Jessica K and Abdul (Nigeria), and traditional dancing (India).