ALTOONA, Pa. — The Penn State Altoona World Languages program held a semester-end celebration on Dec. 7 honoring its best students in French, German and Spanish with certificates for outstanding achievement based on faculty nomination.
“These students are the cream of the crop,” said Kitty Mussett, associate teaching professor of Spanish and coordinator of the World Languages program. “They not only know how to systematically study all the grammatical concepts and vocabulary words but also understand the impact that knowing a second or even third language will have on their futures.”
World Languages also celebrated the sixth iteration of its Global Conversations initiative, an opportunity for every Penn State Altoona student enrolled in a language course to conduct a series of real-time, video-based chats with native speakers in the target language. This past semester, Penn State Altoona students completed more than 380 conversations with peers from across the globe.
"While only the outstanding students in each language course were recognized at the award celebration, all language students who successfully completed conversations with native speakers from other countries should be applauded,” Musset said.
To learn more about the Penn State Altoona World Languages program, contact Kitty Mussett at [email protected].