Language department presents week of culture


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Julian Ingersoll, Reporter

For the third year in a row the language department will organize the annual “World Language Week” in the first week of March. The purpose of the week is to immerse U-High students deeper into the cultures they study in class.

The cafeteria will serve a variety of foods from around the world and all entrances of the school will play music from different cultural groups from March 2 to March 6.

“The big thing we are trying to teach is that learning a language is more than learning a bunch of verbs,” World Language teacher Marianne Zemil said, “that it’s learning about the culture, it’s learning about your own identity and how you fit into being a global citizen by owning your responsibility.”