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Lewis University’s Startalk helping Valley View students learn new languages

Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 2:33 p.m. CST

BOLINGBROOK – Eighteen Valley View School District 365U high school students are earning college credits while learning the basics of a new language over the summer through a free Lewis University program called “Startalk.”

Students were selected on the basis of a number of factors, including their academic achievement and their commitment to continue studying the target language in the future, according to Dr. Serafima Gettys, Director of Lewis’ Foreign Language Program.

Students attend classes, put together projects and go on field trips five days a week for three weeks. Some are taking Chinese. Others are taking Russian. 

Bolingbrook High School students who are participating include Richard Amiscaray, Perla Banuelos, Nicole Bond, Fatima Chaudhry, David Dohert, Nisreen Elagh, Denisse Jimenez, Imani Mann, Mary Masek, Chinwendu Obi Obasi, David Pantoja, Jeremy Rousseau, and Linnea Volkart. 

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