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Over 400 Middle and High School Students Gather for the 10th Annual ESOL Academic Competition

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
 
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WHO:
Over 400 English Language Learners from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Middle and High Schools

WHAT:
The 2016 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Academic Competition

WHEN:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.       


WHERE:
Plantation High School
6901 Northwest 16th Street
Plantation, FL 33313

WHY:
The ESOL Academic Competition showcases students’ talents and proficiency in the English language; develops students’ creativity and demonstrates organizational skills, research and problem-solving skills, and provides a better understanding of the curriculum and the cultures of people throughout the United States and the world. The theme of this year’s competition is: “Link and Think Globally: Learn a Second Language.”

During the ESOL Academic Competition, students 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. For more information, contact Jackie Alvarez, multicultural resource facilitator, at 754-321-2596.

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.

 
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