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World Languages Day

Come celebrate world language learning at
UW World Languages Day 2015
March 7, 2015
Theme: Folklore

Tentative schedule

Friday, March 6, 2015

Campus tour



Admissions talk               



Washakie Dinner for Students                        



Appreciation Dinner  for Instructors      



Movie Night/ Dance for Students



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Registration & Breakfast


Welcome Ceremony


Language Competitions


Break-out Sessions (incl. mini language lessons, cultural and language activities)




Break-out Sessions


Award Ceremony




December 1, 2014 – February 21, 2015

Registration is open to all junior high and high school world language students, including ESL and ASL (grades 6-12).

Please download the World Languages Day Registration Form, complete it, and email to Rebecca Steele ( All of the information below is also available in the registration form. If you have any difficulties with the form, please contact Rebecca (307-766-4190).

Competition Guidelines

I. Judged Competition

All performances should address this year's theme (Folklore). Each should have a beginning, middle, and end. The beginning should include the presenter’s name, school, and presentation title.

Live presentations: Students may recite an existing work of cultural value. Students may also recite an original work of cultural value such as a poem, drama, song or a cultural presentation. The presentation must be entirely in the target language.

Videos: Student videos must be original and necessary. Necessary means that the material presented cannot be presented live, i.e. falls in a category listed above. Example topics could include a music video, a cooking demonstration, etc. The video must be entirely in the target language and the spoken parts must be rehearsed. Max. 5 minutes. The video must be uploaded to the WLD youtube channel by February 21, 2015. Please contact Rebecca Steele for instructions (

II. People’s Choice Award

Students may submit an original work of art which creatively addresses the WLD theme. Submission size limits: 2-dimension max. 36” x 24”, 3-dimension max. 36” x 24” x24”.

All competition submissions must be registered ahead of time.

Language Levels


WiDA ACCESS Composite Scores

Level 1

Novice Mid

Level 1: Beginning (1.0-1.9)

Level 2

Novice High / Intermediate Low

Level 2: Emerging (2.0-2.9)

Level 3

Intermediate Mid

Level 3: Developing (3.0-3.9)

Level 4

Intermediate High

Level 4: Expanding (4.0-4.9)

Level 5

Advanced / Native Speaker

Level 5: Bridging (5.0-5.9)

Please use the ACTFL or WIDA guidelines to determine your student's language level.

Judging Criteria

This is the rubric the judges will use for the live presentations and videos. The final score will be an average of the relevant components, i.e. a performance of Goethe's "Der Erlkönig" would not include a score for "originality" since it is an existing work. A  video of a cooking demonstration would not receive a score for "content and creativity" as it would have original content.





Enthusiasm: Do I demonstrate a strong positive feeling about my presentation?




Volume and Pronunciation: How prepared am I? Am I speaking clearly and correctly? Did I rehearse with my teacher?




Comprehensibility: How well am I understood i.e. grammar and vocabulary?




Content and Creativity: How creative is my interpretation?




Delivery: Does this have a beginning, middle and end? Do I introduce myself (in the target language)?




Originality: How original and creative is my presentation?




Overnight Possibilities

UW Lab School gym (free), includes free use of Half Acre Showers.

Hilton Garden Inn ($109 p.n.), includes Wifi, pool, and parking.

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