WVDE Serves Another Round of Salsa

July 15, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A second helping of Salsa is being offered by the West Virginia Department of Education. The Salsa Summer Seminar is scheduled for Friday, August 1, at the Marriott Hotel from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Salsa, a Spanish-learning television show aired on public television, is geared for K-2 children. The program blends puppets, animation, music and classic children’s stories into a unique learning experience for first-time learners of Spanish language and culture.  

Slots still remain open for elementary teachers who are interested in integrating the Spanish course into their classroom. Of the 100 slots that have been made available, 80 are reserved for teachers who have attended previous Salsa training or who have used the program in their classrooms this past school year. Twenty slots will be reserved for new Salsa teachers.  

“Salsa is a innovative and creative way to educate young children in foreign language and culture,” said Deborah Harki, Foreign Language Coordinator for the Office of Instructional Services.  

For more information regarding Salsa or the West Virginia Department of Education’s policy regarding elementary foreign languages, please contact Deborah Harki at (304) 558-7805, or by email at dharki@access.k12.wv.us.

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