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2019 THEME: Level Up Your Language Education!
PremiseMaFLA wants to raise students' awareness of the role that world languages play in the state and to involve students and teachers more actively in that purpose. Students submitting these essays should consider what the theme means to them. How does it apply to your everyday experience with learning another language and how does it fit in with ultimate goals around language?
All world language teachers of Massachusetts are invited to get their students involved in celebrating the theme!Summary
Students must demonstrate the ability to be effective communicators in the State of Massachusetts. MaFLA is pleased to offer this exciting opportunity for all students in public and private schools in Massachusetts to participate in our essay contest. We encourage MaFLA members to work in collaboration with their ELA teachers.
In each of the divisions outlined below students will have the opportunity to demonstrate in English how they understand and interpret the current theme of the year in order to raise awareness of the role that foreign languages play nationally and internationally.
Students may be entered in one of four specific categories corresponding to their grade level below.
Reminder: All essays become the property of MaFLA
There will be only one winner per division. For the division producing the Essay of the Year no division award will be given.
Division winners for the essay contest will receive a check for $25.00. These awards may be presented by a MaFLA Board Member at the students school awards ceremony in the spring.
Several Honorable Mention essays will be selected and featured at the MaFLA Fall Conference.
All entrants will receive a certificate of participation. A letter of appreciation will be sent to all MaFLA members whose students participate in the contests. In addition, letters of appreciation will be sent to the principal and superintendent of participating schools.
Winners will be posted on mafla.org.
Certificates and acknowledgements will be sent.