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Omaha Public Schools Celebrates World Language Week

French, Spanish, Korean, German and Arabic are among the 109 languages spoken throughout Omaha Public Schools. Schools celebrated World Language Week to recognize the joy of learning new languages.

During World Language Week, Omaha Public Schools students and staff celebrated our district's rich diversity through multiple activities. Students created posters to display in the hallways, poems to share in their classroom and interviews to promote bilingualism. These activities promoted cross-curricular learning and opportunities for students to learn the different cultures and historical aspects.

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) recently recognized Omaha Public Schools endorsement of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy. Students who show language proficiency in more than one language have the opportunity to earn the seal.

“Graduating multilingual students greatly benefit our city,” Omaha Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Susan Christopherson shared with NDE. “Omaha needs people with multiliteracy skills and cross-cultural competencies to fuel our economy, to strengthen our social cohesion, and to enrich the quality of life in our communities.”

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