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Essay Contest Winner

2015 Essay Contest

Climbing the Proficiency Ladder:
Many Languages, One Goal.

This year’s essay contest was a resounding success we received 44 essays in all. Essays were thoughtfully written and pertinent to this year’s conference theme: “Climbing the Proficiency Ladder: Many Languages, One Goal.”  The following is an excerpt from the Middle School winner Kelsey MacCallum who is a student of Stephanie Perri of Annie Sullivan Middle School:

The increase in time and attention being paid to helping students learn more about other cultures is leading more people to want to learn how to speak another language. This inspiration among young students is creating a generation of kids that are going to build strong global connections throughout the world. The development of foreign language speakers is helping to create interconnectedness amongst people from all over the globe, and all of this stems from teachers and peers inspiring students to tackle the daunting task of climbing the proficiency ladder.” —- Kelsey MacCallum

A very special thanks to all teachers and their students for participating.


Stuart Gamble, Chair MaFla Essay Contest 2015


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