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World Languages Day

World Languages Day 2022 - Schedule of events

World Languages Day 2022 will be a virtual event.  Schedule of events and deadlines are pending for 2022. 


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

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

  • Workshops in a variety of languages.

Future Dates and Themes

  • March 4-5, 2022: Folklore

  • March 3-4, 2023: Community

  • March 1-2, 2024: Traditions

  • March 7-8, 2025: History

The theme for World Languages Day 2022 is folklore! 

Due to COVID-19, WLD 2022 will be an entirely virtual event. Students will be able to compete in language competitions in three mediums: one-take recordings (which encompass the typical live performance), edited video, and writing. There will be no registration fee.  WLD 2022 is open to Wyoming schools only.

For the first time, we will offer live round-table sessions with our language faculty for juniors and seniors. We hope to have several sessions with the various languages throughout the week leading up to WLD. The deadline for registering for a live session is February 1st. 

  • Registration/Submission opens December 14, 2021.

  • Registration/Submission closes February 18, 2022 (deadline extended)

  • WLD Student Competition Registration Form

  • Model Release forms are required for participation

Important Links

Questions about World Languages Day 2022? Email

Consider Donating to WLD

WLD is a big event, averaging a cost of $15,000 to host (when there is student attendance during non pandemic years). 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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