World Languages Week

The third annual World Languages Week took place in April. As Bei Zhang, Chair of the World Languages Department, shares, “Some of our goals include promoting language acquisition, building cultural competency, providing students a platform to celebrate their success in their language education, and helping students envision their future career paths where they can apply their language skills and cultural knowledge.” Highlights of the week of special activities  included captivating musical performances by Upper School language students in Community Collection, and a wonderful presentation by Kevin Wang ’18 on the power of language learning and his journey in app development (which includes Polaris, an app still used by Upper School students today). Wang’s career has combined technology with language—he now works for Duolingo. The Language Olympics were thrilling, with Team Chinese emerging victorious and Team Latin winning the Team Spirit award! Check out photos from the week here!

Students of Spanish sing at World Languages Week Assembly