Students learn importance of studying new languages

Cayman International School’s Señor Blanco, also known as Spanish teacher John White, took his class for a tour around the Marriott Beach Resort with hotel manager Enrique Tasende, who talked about the importance of speaking more than one language in the modern workplace, according to a press release from the school. 

Students in grade 11 and 12 international baccalaureate Spanish program went on the field trip Monday, speaking only Spanish during the excursion, according to the school. 

Mr. Tasende also gave a presentation on how being bilingual or even trilingual would help the students when they set out into the world. He introduced the students to Marriott employees from around the world and the varied languages they speak. 

Mr. Tasende told Señor Blanco’s students that after they learn one new language, other languages will be easier to pick up. 

The press release notes, “At the end of the presentation, the students were left with three tips: One, use the language as much as possible to maintain fluency; two, do not worry about the “versions” of the language, in this case Spanish, as over time they will understand it; three, to always listen to their teacher, Señor Blanco.” 

Enrique Tasende, general manager of the Marriott Beach Resort, left, speaks with students about the importance of learning new languages.

Enrique Tasende, general manager of the Marriott Beach Resort, left, speaks with students about the importance of learning new languages.
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