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Language Breaks Barriers — And Wins Prizes

You may not know that this is Discover Languages Month. But Coleytown Middle School teacher Margaret Manoff does.

In fact, in December she suggested that 2 of her highly motivated 8th grade Spanish students enter a national video contest in its honor.

A clip from the Coleytown video.

Now the sponsor — the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages — has selected the Coleytown video as a finalist.

Titled “Language Breaks Barriers,” it shows a new student in school feeling left out. Finally a Spanish-speaking girl approaches her, and — ¡caramba! — all is well.

The video joins others on a website where everyone gets a chance to vote for the winners (“cash and product prizes,” it says).

Just click here, then register and vote for the Coleytown kids.