by Ann Abbott
I just received this message with a perfect opportunity for our Spanish community-service learning students. Why not convert one of your reflective essays into a video?
"Have your students entered Vista Higher Learning's Language Learning for Life video contest? With the goal of supporting students and promoting the study of world languages, we are offering six $500 prizes to language students.
"The contest theme is Communities, a strand of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Student participants of the 2009 Language Learning for Life Contest are asked to reflect on the importance and benefits of language study to their local and/or global community, and effectively and engagingly convey their message in a video.
"The deadline for video submissions is October 31, 2009, so visit our website today for contest details. You will also find a printable flyer that can be posted in your classroom or department.
"We want to hear from you students, so spread the word today!
"Saludos, Salutations distinguées, Cordiali saluti,
Modern Language Specialist