Opportunity: Lead a Session on World Language Day

Globe with speech bubbles around it showing "hi" written in three languages: German, Chinese and Hindi.

World Languages Day is a UW-Madison outreach program to introduce Wisconsin high school students to diverse languages and cultures. The program was launched 20 years ago by the College of Letters & Science to connect Wisconsin high school students with the university’s wealth of expertise in languages and cultures, and to inspire continued language study in high school and beyond. The Language Institute has been coordinating World Languages Day since 2004, with support from many UW-Madison departments, programs and other campus units. The program is an important one for Wisconsin high school world language programs especially; 45 Wisconsin high schools have applied to bring students to World Languages Day in 2022.

Faculty, staff, or students associated with CREECA are invited to lead a 40-minute session at World Languages Day on Wednesday March 2, 2022 at Union South.

World Languages Day sessions can be demonstration language lessons, presentations on a cultural topic, student or other panels (e.g., focused on study abroad or careers), or introductions to performing arts. Successful World Languages Day sessions are designed to be fun, interactive, and engaging for a high school audience.

CLICK HERE to submit a proposal to lead a 2022 World Languages Day session. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until December 17, 2021. Interested in presenting at World Languages Day, but want to talk through ideas with someone before submitting a proposal? Contact Kristin Dalby, Language Institute assistant director, at kdalby@wisc.edu.