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World Languages Day

World Languages Day (WLD) is Wyoming’s state championship of world language study hosted by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages (MCL). MCL believes high school students should be given opportunities to excel in their talents, whether it is sports, music or world language learning. WLD provides an opportunity for friendly competition and allows students to learn from worldwide experts.

WLD Events and Activities

  • Poetry and drama contest

  • Resource fair

  • Competitions hosted in multiple languages, including: Chinese, ESL, French, German, Russian and Spanish

  • Campus tour, including dinner at Washakie Dining Hall

  • Language tables and workshops in a variety of languages.

Future Dates and Themes

  • March 5-6, 2021: Festivals

  • March 4-5, 2022: Traditions


Begin Planning for World Languages Day 2021

*Note: Video submissions are no longer accepted. Live language competitions only.

  • Registration opens two months prior to start date

  • Early Bird Registration Rate ($20) ends one month prior to start date

  • After one month, rate for registration is $25

  • All Competitors must register at least two weeks before the event

  • Registration closes two weeks prior to event

  • WLD Student Registration Form

  • Model Release forms and UW Minors Policy Forms are required for participation

Important Links

Questions about payment or invoicing? Email


Consider Donating to WLD

WLD is a big event, averaging a cost of $15,000 to host. The $20 registration fee for students does not cover the entire cost of the event. A gift of $25 will cover the additional cost for one student. Please consider this tax-deductible contribution today.

To our previous donors and supporters, thank you for making it happen!

WLD History

Interested in seeing what WLD is all about? View our previous WLD events.


2020 Highlights

UW hosted 375 students and 38 teachers from junior and high schools across Wyoming. With the help of multiple volunteers, including 12 UW interns, UW student volunteers, and UW faculty members, this event was a huge success.

Contact Us

Modern & Classical Languages

Hoyt Hall 126

Dept. 3603

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4176

Fax: 307-766-2727


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