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Teacher, Author Seeks to Create New Frontiers for Spanish in Jamaica

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:

With many worthwhile oppor-tunities to be explored as a bilingual Spanish teacher and author, Sherica Green is determined to have individuals, particularly students across Jamaica, embrace the language.

Green recently celebrated the anniversary of the launch of her book, Mi Compaoero, at Northern Caribbean University, with a forum to sensitise schools and celebrate the Spanish language in Jamaica.

"I was first introduced to Spanish at the St Hilda's Diocesan High School in Brown's Town, St Ann, and I must laud Mrs Myrna Allen for contributing to my Spanish development. In addition, Mrs Dolice Castro was instrumental in my Spanish development at Northern Caribbean University ... . I am encouraging young people to use their God-given talents and abilities to create a change that will impact other people's lives and the society at large," Green told Rural Xpress.

Themed 'Creating New Frontiers for the Spanish Language in Jamaica', the sensitisation forum saw a number of schools from Manchester and St Elizabeth being represented.

Project manager at the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation and keynote speaker, Vanessa Meggoe, it is important to learn a second language since we are living in a global village.

She further expressed its importance for travel and business, participating in cultural exchange programmes, to understand other cultures and be more tolerant of cultures, taking advantage of special scholarship grants and enhancing rÈsumÈ for educational and career opportunities.

Mi Compaoero is available at Fontana Pharmacy in Mandeville, Kingston Bookshop and Northern Caribbean University Bookstore.

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