Skip to main content

World Language Boards Outline Importance of Global Citizenship

World Language Department Chair Teresa Bardon and the rest of the Upper School world language teachers wanted to do something different with their hallway bulletin boards this year. “We wanted to be interactive and take the next step, to show why it’s important to learn a language and be a good citizen of the world,” Bardon said. She wanted all students to benefit, regardless if they are taking a language or not. Bardon wanted to show students how world languages are a part of their everyday lives and communities, whether it is their favorite athletes from the Reds or FC Cincinnati who are native Spanish speakers or music they listen to from artists from other countries. The last board in the hallway ties languages to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. “You don’t have to be fluent to have an understanding of the greater world,” Bardon said.