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World Languages Day Registration|Modern & Classical Languages

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World Languages Day

World Languages Day

Modern & Classical Languages would like to extend sincere thanks to ALL who participated in World Languages Day.  You (the students, teachers, administrators, instructors, performers, UW support staff, and faculty) helped to make the day a resounding success!  We look forward to seeing you again in Modern & Classical Languages classes!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Greetings language teachers and school administrators! This year’s World Languages Day at the University of Wyoming will consist of separate competitions for each language at three competition levels- Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. Teachers should register their students for the appropriate level. Participants can compete in the following categories: singing, poetry recitation, drama, cultural presentation or video. Each presentation should be no more than five minutes in length, and may be in Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Latin or Greek.

  • Singing – can be done individually or in a group.
  • Poetry recitation – individuals may perform original or famous works.
  • Drama – solo or group presentations of original or famous works.
  • Cultural presentations – individuals may explain about a specific aspect of their target culture or geography that appeals to him or her.
  • Video – Students may submit a short video of any of the previous categories or create an original work. Videos must be submitted no later than February 21st, 2014.

For elementary level learners, a poster contest will be held which will be judged by a body of peers. Posters should convey an enthusiastic and organized display of a specific culture or geography.
Language students interested in other languages will have the opportunity to explore and participate in interesting demonstrations of Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Greek, and Latin.

Registration Fee

$10 per person — Fees for individuals may be combined and submitted in one payment.

Mail check payable to “UW Modern & Classical Languages” and send to University of Wyoming, Modern & Classical Languages, Hoyt Hall, Rm 219, Dept. 3603, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071


Singing, Poetry recitation, dramatic performances, and cultural presentations will be evaluated based on delivery (freely spoken vs. read aloud), content and creativity (correctly performed if a known work, if original, student should submit a written version to judges, language (grammar, vocabulary where relevant), volume and pronunciation, and enthusiasm.

For students traveling long distances, UW will again provide free lodging at the Laramie Junior High School in the gymnasium (bring a sleeping bag), a Salsa dance for students (also in the gym), as well as a meet-and-greet for faculty and staff. For those who wish more luxurious accommodations, a reduced rate for lodging ($99) at the Laramie Hilton Hotel is also available.


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