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Modern & Classical Languages

Hoyt Hall 126

Dept. 3603

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4176

Fax: 307-766-2727

Email: languages@uwyo.edu

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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 the following languages: Arabic, Arapaho, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish.

WLD Highlights

2019: UW hosted 307 students and 33 teachers from junior and high schools across Wyoming. With the help of 82 volunteers, including 17 UW interns, 23 UW student volunteers, 22 UW faculty members and two representatives from Laramie County Community College, this event was a huge success.

Video Presentation

2018: UW hosted 268 visiting secondary students and 32 teachers from across the state. The event was made possible with the help of 32 UW student interns, 12 student volunteers and 17 dedicated UW faculty volunteers representing four departments: MCL, American Indian Studies, International Studies, Global and Area Studies, and Study Abroad.

Video Presentation

Future Dates and Themes

March 6-7, 2020: Folklore
March 5-6, 2021: Festivals
March 4-5, 2022: Traditions

Begin Planning for World Languages Day 2020:

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

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Questions about payment or invoicing? Email languages@uwyo.edu

WLD History

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

Consider Donating to WLD

WLD is a big event, averaging a cost of $13,000 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!

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

Email: languages@uwyo.edu

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