MONTREAL, JANUARY 22, 2010 – The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) Pedagogical Services Department will be hosting the first ever Italian Storytelling Festival at the Leonardo da Vinci Cultural Centre in St. Léonard (8350-8370 Blvd. Lacordaire) on Mon. Feb. 22. (9 a.m. to Noon), with students in PELO or PICAI heritage language classes.
Each participating school will choose two students enrolled in the PELO or PICAI programs to present a three minute story in the Italian language. Although the participants will not be judged at the festival, they will first be evaluated by their teacher based on the following criteria: style , technique, voice, expression, animation and overall delivery.
The goal of the festival is to celebrate the art of storytelling and to encourage students to learn a third language.