For the second consecutive year, NWLACC, in partnership with the South Whidbey Schools Foundation and Langley Middle School PTSA, is bringing its Global Cultures Program to Langley Middle School.
The six-week program, bringing students face-to-face with people whose backgrounds and culture may differ from their own, provides a foundation for world language-learning, improves cultural competencies and empathy in an environment where students have little primary exposure to cultural diversity, and helps prepare students for success in a rapidly-changing, globalized world. We hope that students coming out of the program will have developed a lifelong appreciation for human diversity and a commitment to global peace and understanding.
Capitalizing on the middle-grade penchant for adventure and exploration, the Global Cultures program engages students in a fun, hands on, primary experience of language and culture through games, film, art, storytelling, music, role play, and presentation of traditions and activities from around the world.
Sessions are led by NWLACC’s teaching staff, supported by a team of multi-lingual teachers, native speakers, and special guests with direct experience of the target culture.
This year, the Global Cultures program is expanding to serve Langley Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th-graders. It will he offered during the school’s flex period, 12:30-2:30pm, Monday through Thursday beginning April 11th. The six-week session will end on May 20th, 2016.
Currently, we are planning to introduce students to the cultures of Japan, Brazil, Native America, Africa, and the Middle East. The sixth and final week will be a week of reflection, during which students may elect to present to their peers on their own family background or cultural heritage.
Please consider helping NWLACC bring primary cultural experience to the young people of our community by participating in this program as a donor or volunteer. Contributions may be made through our website by following the link below, or through the South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s Adopt a Grant program.