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BCPS Students to Compete in Annual ESOL Academic Competition

Friday, May 05, 2017
 

 
WHO:
Over 400 English Language Learners from Broward County Public Schools Middle and High Schools
 
WHAT:
The annual ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Academic Competition.
 
WHEN:
Saturday, May 6, 2017 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (lunch break from noon - 12:30 p.m.)

 
WHERE:
Plantation High School 6901 NW 16th Street, Plantation, FL 33313
 
WHY:
The annual ESOL Academic Competition showcases students’ talents and proficiency in the English language, and helps them to develop their creativity and demonstrate organizational, research and problem solving skills. The event also helps to provide students with a better understanding of their curriculum and the cultures of people throughout the United States and the world.
                       
Students will participate in a variety of events such as impromptu speaking, declamation (rhetorical speech), original oratory, talent, art, media and writing.  Middle school students will also show their abilities through a spelling bee.

The theme of this year’s competition is: “We Learn Languages: What is Your Superpower?”  All students will be recognized for their talents and efforts with ribbons.  Students with the highest scores in each category will receive either a  medal or a trophy.
 
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
 
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