The Section Internationale had the honor of welcoming Mr. William O’Connor, cultural attaché to the American Embassy of Bucharest at our school Friday, December 17th 2021.
Mr. O’Connor spoke to our students about uniquely American holidays, why and how they are celebrated in the USA. Students had the chance to interact with him during a question-and-answer session, which they had prepared in advance.
This was a unique opportunity for students of the SI to be exposed to a different dialect of English than what is spoken by their teachers, as well as to utilize their spoken English comprehension skills. The students also learned about cultural differences that they were able to compare and contrast to their own, during the discussions.
English Teacher, SI