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German Students at Christkindlmarkt - click for larger image
German Students at Christkindlmarkt

National Foreign Language Week

March 7-13, 2016

"Languages Enrich the Mind"

National Foreign Language Week (NFLW) was inaugurated in the Spring of 1957 when it was discovered that such a week had never been officially celebrated in the United States as a whole, although foreign language had received recognition by different educational institutions at various periods of the academic year. The goal of NFLW is to promote the need for and importance of foreign language study. The first celebration was set for the week of February 17th to the 23rd, 1957. Every year since, a week, generally the first full week of March, has been set aside for this event.

On December 12th, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent a telegram endorsing the celebration, and each succeeding president has added his support. An even greater contribution to the success of NFLW was made by the posters of the late Bruce Russell, who received not only the Pulitzer Prize but also recognition from President Eisenhower for his efforts toward greater world understanding through his timely cartoons. He offered a cartoon each year until his death in 1963, and even left one finished drawing and an unfinished sketch that were used in 1964 and 1966 respectively. These posters have been distributed each year throughout the United States.

http://www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/honor/AMG/nflw.html

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At Cumberland Valley, students have the opportunity to celebrate National Foreign Language Week in a variety of ways. Students at each middle school and at the high school participate in an assignment with a menu of options to recognize, promote, and celebrate foreign languages. Books and other resources promoting the study of language are on display in the library of each building. Individual teachers include other special activities or discussions as part of their lessons during this week of celebration.

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Check out these creations made by CV students in celebration of National Foreign Language Week 2014!

Video: Why You Should Learn a New Language
Video: NFLW Song, written and performed by Max, a Good Hope student
Video: Celebrate National Foreign Language Week
Video: Don't Let Learning a Language Slip Through Your Fingers


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On Friday, December 11, 2015, high school German students traveled to Mifflinburg to visit the Christkindlemarkt. Students experienced traditional German music, cultural information, German gifts, and of course, German food! Check out the photo of some of the students posing with Herr Noll at the entrance to the market.
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Cumberland Valley High School’s World Language program has been named as one of an elite group of exemplary foreign language programs and has received the 2015 Silver Globe Award by the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA). To qualify for this award, our program was measured against 11 indicators set forth by the organization ranging from percentage of students enrolled in language courses, instructional practices, standards-based assessment, program offerings and staff professional development. More information on the PSMLA Exemplary Program (PEP) Awards Showcase can be found at www.PSMLA.org.

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NFLW 2014 Tees
Siblings Celebrate NFLW 2014 - click for larger image
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Siblings Celebrate NFLW 2014
German Teachers Celebrating Oktoberfest - click for larger image
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