IUP hosted the 28th annual Appalachian
Professional Language Educators’ Society (APPLES) Foreign Language Festival on
March 25, 2017.
Twenty-seven teachers from regional junior and senior high schools
brought more than 350 students to compete in 13 different events. Students are
given the opportunity to express themselves in the four proficiency areas of
listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish, French, and German as well
as through various mediums of art, music, dance and drama. Students competed at
up to six levels in some languages.
APPLES is truly a collaborative! Teachers from no less than
10 area school districts and professors from no less than four area
universities met numerous times and for many hours, communicating tirelessly
for many months to provide our young language learners with the opportunity to share
their skills and a forum to meet others interested in language and culture.
you have not been involved in recent years or have never heard of APPLES and
would like to be involved, please contact either the festival coordinator, professor
Jason Killam at email@example.com, or APPLES
president, professor Christina Huhn at firstname.lastname@example.org,
for more information!