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Hundreds of BCPS Students to Take Part in the ESOL Academic Competition

Friday, April 25, 2014
 
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WHO:             
Over 500 English Language Learners from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Middle and High Schools

WHAT:          
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Academic Competition 
                                               
WHEN:          
Saturday, May 3, 2014

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.          
 
WHERE:        
Plantation High School
6901 NW 16th Street
Plantation, FL 33313  

WHY:             
The ESOL Academic Competition showcases students’ talents and proficiency in the English language.  It also aims to develop students’ creativity, organizational, research and problem-solving skills. In addition, the event provides students with an increased understanding of the cultures of people throughout the United States and the world.

During the ESOL Academic Competition, students will participate in a variety of events, such as impromptu speaking, declamation (rhetorical speech), original oratory, talent, art and writing.  Middle school students will also showcase their abilities through a spelling bee. The theme of this year’s competition is, The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare For It, (Ralph Emerson).  

For more information, please contact Vicky B. Saldala, Director, ESOL Department at 754-321-2590.
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
 
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