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Lily Zuelke, Reporter • May 8, 2023

Club Spotlight: World Language Club

Exploring Cultures Around the Globe

What is the purpose of the World Language club?

Sarah Peterson, club advisor and Spring Lake High School Spanish teacher, said that the purpose of the World Language club is to “not only get our exchange students involved in something in school, but also utilize them a bit and teach Spring Lake students about other cultures.” The club explores Spanish cultures, French cultures and current foreign exchange students’ cultures. The 2023-2024 foreign exchange students are from the Netherlands, France and Spain. 

The World Language Club creates a place for foreign exchange students to make friends and become comfortable in a completely new country. One event that they do is a “welcome lunch” between Spring Lake High School language students and foreign exchange students in the first month of school. 

What events does the World Language Club put on?

Besides the “welcome lunch,” the club also hosts a “Christmas around the world” meeting in which members meet to “celebrate different Christmas traditions” and have the opportunity to ask questions and compare the similarities and differences between cultures. 

The World Language Club also hosts a “Day of the Dead” meeting in the Fall to explore one of the biggest holidays in Mexican culture.

How did the club start?

Originally, the club functioned solely as the Spanish Club and explored Spanish-speaking cultures in comparison to English-speaking, Midwestern American culture. About five years ago, the club was renamed the World Language Club to allow more students to be involved. The club invites any students interested in learning about customs and traditions outside of the United States to join and attend a meeting. 

How do I join?

If you are interested in joining the World Language Club, email Sarah Peterson ([email protected]). 

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