July 16, 2014 (ROANOKE, VA) –Five students from North Cross School participated in the Concordia Language Villages program by attending a one-week session at El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village, located near Bemidji, Minn., in June. The participating students were Hannah Bates, Jadon Bjurman-Birr, Jessica Helmer, Chloe
Hunt, and Finn Walker. All students just completed the 5th grade at North Cross School.
By attending El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village, the students experienced a simulated visit to another country. They were issued passports, exchanged currency and adopted new names. By interacting with staff from all over the world, the students also learned about the many opportunities available to those who speak more than one language. The students were immersed in the language and culture of another country through large and small learning groups, authentic foods, holiday celebrations, re-enactments of historic events, songs, dances, crafts, games and everyday conversations.
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