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NMSU to host ?Languages and Cultures Day?

All area middle and high school students are invited to attend the third annual ?Languages and Cultures Day,? from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, on the first floor of New Mexico State University?s Breland Hall.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics, and features 18 interactive sessions and presentations relating to a variety of languages and cultures, including Japanese, Chinese, Apache, French, Portuguese, German and Spanish.

?This is a great opportunity for high school and middle school students to practice a language they already know, and to be exposed to some with which they are unfamiliar,? said Glenn Fetzer, head of the languages and linguistics department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For each half-hour timeframe, students choose one of three presentations to attend. The classes range from Mescalero Apache Creation Stories, The Legend of the ?Boto,? French pastries, Origami Zoo, and Poesia en voz Alta.

Students do not need to register in advance. Admission is $1 per student, and parents or guardians are welcome to attend the classes with their child.

For the event, enter through the north-facing doors of Breland Hall, 1525 Stewart Street, on the NMSU campus.

For more information, contact Fetzer at 575-646-4595 or gwfetzer@nmsu.edu.