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World Languages Day

World Languages Day 2021 - Schedule of events

March 1: Voting for People's Choice Art award opens

March 1-5, mornings: New Language Workshop videos and activities posted daily

March 1-5, 7-8pm: Live College Hang-outs on Zoom: meet UW students and faculty (instructors check email for Zoom links and passwords)

March 4: Voting for People's Choice Art Award closes

March 5: WLD live award ceremony for all language competitions and art awards - video will be made available after the event (exact time TBD) (instructors check email for Zoom link and password)

March 15: Award certificates sent to teachers for dissemination


 

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 5-6, 2021: Festivals

  • March 4-5, 2022: Folklore

  • March 3-4, 2023: Community

  • March 1-2, 2024: Traditions

  • March 7-8, 2025: History


2021 World Languages Day logoThe theme for World Languages Day 2021 is festivals

Due to COVID-19, WLD 2021 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 2021 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. 

Important Links

Questions about World Languages Day 2021? Email languages@uwyo.edu

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.


 

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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

Email: languages@uwyo.edu

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