CHS STUDENTS TO VISIT FRANCE
They say that the best way to learn a foreign language is to live in a country where that language is spoken. Ten French students from Community High School in West Chicago will have that experience--at least for two weeks. On March 22, 2006 the students will fly to France where they will spend ten days living with French families in Grenoble as part of a school-sponsored French Exchange Program. They will also attend classes at the local high school.
The students will be accompanied by their French teachers Marjorie Appel and Karin Sammons. Before they return, students will also spend three days sightseeing in Paris. Many of us dream of visiting Paris. For these students that dream will become a reality.
"This is one of the most exciting experiences that foreign language students can have in high school," said Appel. "They get to use the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom in real life situations. They see what it is really like to live in another country."
All students enrolled in a foreign language class at Community High School are eligible to participate in a Foreign Exchange Program. There are also exchange programs with schools in Germany, Costa Rica and Spain. Students who are traveling to France this year include Amber Bergmann, Stacey Santillan, Lisa Daniels, Bethany Inch, Yesenia Sanchez, Jose Blanco, Emma Townsend, Alexandra Breinig, Naiya Panchal and Jayne Zenker.
Students will be gathering in the Commons at 2:10 p.m. on March 22 to say good-bye to their parents and board the bus for the airport. This is a great photo opportunity.