Lambert’s annual International Week is here

Lambert's International Night, held last Friday, helped kick off the International Week festivities.

Stephanie Lopez

Lambert's International Night, held last Friday, helped kick off the International Week festivities.

Lambert’s annual International Week kicks off today, and will end on Friday with the international dessert day. Since its opening, Lambert participates every year in the National Foreign Language Week, of which this year’s theme is “Find the missing piece. Learn a language.”

The week includes a variety of daily activities, most of which provide extra credit opportunities for participating students:

 

  • Monday: Students can turn in posters embodying the theme.
  • Tuesday: Cultural apparel and t-shirt day; students are encouraged to wear traditional clothes from another culture, in another language, or is from another country.
  • Thursday: North Forsyth High School is hosting this year’s World Language Expo, which showcases poetry, skits, karaoke, improvised speaking, and a poster contest. Several Lambert students will participate.
  • Friday: International dessert day! Students may bring in homemade desserts from other countries or cultures, and these desserts will be set up in the 2900 hall for other classes to enjoy.

Classes may also include other activities throughout the week, such as social media events. Trivia will be played during students’ classes during the week, with extra credit for correct answers.

Kelsey Hill, a Spanish teacher and the foreign language department co-chair, says that “Some of the school activities have evolved over time, but the goal remains the same—to promote language learning and help give students a chance to experience things from other cultures.  We hope that it might inspire students to travel and continue pursuing their language of study in the future.”