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2022 Wisconsin ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2021
Memorial Union (800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703)

The American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) was founded in 1974 as an association of language and area professionals involved with Russian language, literature, and linguistics. In April 2022, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and Russian Flagship Program will sponsor Wisconsin’s ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian for middle and high school students (grades 6-12).

Launched in the late 1960s, the ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian is the oldest of ACTR’s secondary school activities. Drawing on the long-established practice of oral exams and competitions within the Russian educational system, the Olympiada has provided successive generations of American high school and middle school students of Russian with a forum in which to demonstrate their achievement in Russian language study, while conversing with native speakers of Russian and meeting with students of Russian from schools other than their own.

State/regional Olympiada competitions take place throughout the United States from February through May. Participants may earn gold, silver, or bronze medals in recognition of their proficiency in Russian conversation, poetry recitation, and Russian civilization at various levels of study. In addition, every third or fourth year outstanding contestants at regional ACTR Olympiada contests have the opportunity to participate in an international Olympiada contest that takes place in Moscow and brings together winners of Russian Olympiada contests from throughout the world to compete for international medals and engage in a rich program of cultural activities.

For questions about the Wisconsin ACTR Olympiada, please contact regional co-chairs Sarah Linkert and Jacob Aehl.


April 10
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm