Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu
Managua, March 16, 2018
Good afternoon everyone. Thank you Maria (CCNN Executive Director) for inviting me and to you all for being here with us.
Who doesn’t listen to the radio these days? I listen to the radio almost every day, in the car, at home, at work. The radio is an excellent tool for information to reach more people. The CCNN has decided to use this tool and technology in favor of education to increase students’ communicative competency, and for students not only to integrate within the classroom, but also that they’re motivated to practice the language outside of the classroom.
I always say that to master a language, one needs to LIVE the language. And it is just this that CCNN is doing with its radio program. The online radio program and its magazine “Cultural Voices”, will also serve as a cultural expression of the language. On this radio, you will listen about studies in the United States, entrepreneurship, environmental topics, United States culture and above all else, about teaching English. We are going to explore and learn more about the world, especially about the United States – its politics, its culture, its ideas. We’ll encounter new and better ideas that contribute to the development of your communities.
All of you are the owners of your own learning. All of you are responsible for taking advantage of resources that complement your learning. CCNN offers a variety of resources so that you all can LIVE the language. Thank you CCNN for again offering another tool to students so that they can be successful in the globalized world and preparing them for better study opportunities and better jobs.
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