Howard County Education

November 30, 1992

Teen ambassadors to sister cities sought

Youthful "goodwill ambassadors" interested in spending two weeks with families in Columbia's sister cities of Cergy-Pontoise, France, or Tres Cantos, Spain, must apply to the Columbia Association by Jan. 15.

Applicants between the ages of 15 and 17 must have studied two years of French to travel to Cergy-Pontoise, located just outside Paris, or two years of Spanish to go to Tres Cantos, minutes from Madrid.

The Columbia Association will select 22 teen-agers to visit both Cergy-Pontoise, Columbia's oldest sister city, and Tres Cantos, the newest sister city, at the end of June.

When they return, the local students will play host to teens from the sister cities who will spend two weeks in Columbia.

Participants can expect to spend approximately $950 for airfare and program fees. Limited financial assistance may be available.

Applications may be obtained from foreign language teachers, village centers or the Columbia Association at 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Information: 715-3162.

HCC faculty speak at teachers' forums

Two Howard Community College faculty members recently gave presentations last month at regional English language conferences.

Dr. Grace Collins, HCC associate professor of English, gave a presentation, "Self Efficacy in At-Risk Writing Students," at the National Council of Teachers of English conference on issues in basic writing in College Park. Dr. Victor Cummings, HCC associate professor of English as a second language, addressed the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference on "Creating Awareness of Spanish and English Rhetorical Skills."

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