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Language Fair

Welcome to the Language Fair information webpage. The Language Fair draws over 1,000 students from area schools every year to participate in competitions and other language- and culture-related events. 

The date of the 2015 Fair will be Saturday, March 28, 2015. The theme for the Fair will be:

You're connected, now communicate.

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THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE!

  • NEW (Mar. 23): PROGRAM. The 2015 Language Fair Program can be found by clicking here. Any changes to the program will be posted here and on social media (Twitter and Facebook) and announced at the opening ceremony the day of the Fair.

  • ALSO NEW (Mar. 23): MAP AND EMAIL. A map of the University Center can be viewed or printed out here. Here's also a copy of the email we sent out to teachers announcing the program and including several important reminders.
  • NEW (Feb. 26) — 30 days of fun language facts! New this year, leading up to the fair we'll be posting every day a fact about Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish language or culture. Follow us on Twitter @flfair or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/foreignlanguagefair so you don't miss out! 
     
  • REVISED (Jan. 23) — The text of the French Level II poem "Mon cartable" has been updated to include the full poem (a few lines were missing). Please scroll down or click here to see the updated document competitors should use.

  • REVISED (Jan. 14) — There are new poems below for the Spanish Poetry Recitation competition. These poems replace the previous ones. Please scroll down or click here to see the revised poems competitors should use.

  • NEW (Jan. 9) — Please see details in the column to the right for important notes about videos, levels, and the new online registration system for the 2015 Fair.

  • NEW (Jan. 9) — Preliminary event information.
    • The Language Fair takes place in the University Center at The University of Memphis. Registration begins at 8am. The opening ceremony starts at 8:35 am. The events begin at 9am and typically end around 2:30pm, depending on the number of participants. The awards ceremony will take place at approximately 3pm (usually lasts 30-45 minutes).
    • The exact program and times for individual events are in the program, which is normally posted after registrations are processed (about a week before the Fair).

  • Click here to see the text of the info email sent to teachers in December.

  • All submission forms, including registration and payment forms, forms for writing and video events, and the teacher of the year ballot can also be found to the right.

  • Texts for this year's poetry recitation and Latin translationevent criteria for 2015, and information from previous Fairs can be found below.

  • NEW (Jan. 25) — We're now on Facebook, too! You can follow us on Twitter @flfair or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/foreignlanguagefair.   

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available, so please be sure to check back.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

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Texts for Poetry Recitation, Language Fair 2015 

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Texts for Latin Translation, Language Fair 2015

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Event criteria, Language Fair 2015

 

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PREVIOUS FAIRS 
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THANK YOU to all of the teachers, 
participants, and guests who attended the 2014 Language Fair!
 
Here are the complete results for this year's Language Fair. Congratulations to all of our winners!
 
We received coverage in the Commercial Appeal, the Daily Helmsman, and on Fox 13 news at 5:00 and 9:00 the day of the Fair (no video available). Thank you to our local media for featuring our event.
  
Thanks again, and we hope to see you next year!
 
 
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PREVIOUS FAIRS

— 2013 —

Thank you to all the students, teachers, and volunteers who helped make the 2013 Language Fair a success!

The Commercial Appeal covered the event; a feature article that appeared in the CA, along with photos, may be accessed here.

Here is the WInners List for the 2013 Fair (updated April 12)
Congratulations to all our winners!

— 2012 —

Thank you very much to all the participants, teachers, and volunteers for helping make the last year's Language Fair a success!

Here is a list of winners for the 2012 Language Fair; congratulations to all our winners!

Winners' List 2012

Below are links to some coverage of the 2012 Language Fair in the media.

Video report from WLMT News (CW 30), Memphis
Article in The Commercial Appeal
Article in The Daily Helmsman

 — 2011 — 

2011 List of Winners

Thank you very much to everyone who attended and participated in the 2011 Language Fair! Here is the list of winners for all competitive events. Congratulations to all our winners! Thank you all for helping us celebrate 20 years of the Language Fair, and we hope to see you again this year!

 

 

 WHAT'S NEW, AND IMPORTANT FORMS

 A) NEW TO THE 2015 FAIR 

1) VIDEOS. Entries for the video competition may be submitted electronically, via an e-mail with a valid link (YouTube, Drop Box, etc.) or an e-mail attachment in .mp4, .mov, or other format that does not require special software to view. Physical media will not be accepted. All entries still require a submission form, found in the Important Forms section below.

2) REMINDER ABOUT LEVELS. Please note as of the 2014 Fair there are four levels of competition. 

  • Level One represents students in their first year of studying the target language

  • Level Two is for second year students.

  • Level Three refers only to students in their third year of the target language.

  • Level Four consists of participants who are in their fourth year or higher, including AP.

Levels III and IV compete at the same time in the same events. The difference is that judges will award them separately. There will be a first, second, and third place for students at Level Three (3rd year) and first, second, and third place for those at Level Four (4th year and above). 

3) There are now two options to register. You can use either method.

  • A new online registration system (registration and participant entry). The link is below under "Important Forms".
  • The traditional registration and participant entry forms, which you can either email or mail in. You can find these under "Important Forms".

B) IMPORTANT FORMS

2015 Language Fair Registration Forms

There are now two options for registering for the Fair. All forms must be submitted or postmarked by Saturday, February 28. 

  • Option One — register with the new online registration form. Please follow the four steps below:
    1. First, fill out the online registration form — click here for online registration.
    2. Then, print out and mail the Payment Form (click here) accompanied by one check covering registration fees, to the Bursar's Office — details are on the form. 
    3. Next, if you have students poetry writing, video, foreign language writing, or heritage writing, those forms can be found by clicking here
    4. Finally, please consider completing the (optional) Teacher of the Year Nomination Ballot. Details are here.
  • Option two — Register with the traditional registration forms. If you choose to do traditional registration instead, please follow the four steps below. 
    1. First, fill in BOTH of the forms below. They can be sent together by email or mail (no faxes) to the Dept. of Foreign Languages. (Details are on each form). Microsoft Word / .doc versions are provided for people who wish to fill them out and send them via email.
      • Registration Form (pdfdoc)
      • Participant Entry Sheet (pdfdoc)
    2. Then, print out and mail the Payment Form (click here) accompanied by one check covering registration fees, to the Bursar's Office — details are on the form. 
    3. Next, if you have students poetry writing, video, foreign language writing, or heritage writing, those forms can be found here
    4. Finally, please consider completing the (optional) Teacher of the Year Nomination Ballot. Details are here.

2015 Language Fair Entry Forms

Completed entry forms must accompany any submissions for the following events. Submissions must be received by Feb. 28


2015 Teacher of the Year Forms

Teacher of the Year ballots can be submitted together with registration or separately by email, mail, or fax to the Dept. of Foreign Languages (see ballot for details). The deadline is Feb. 28.

  • Teacher of the Year Description (pdf)
  • Teacher of the Year Ballot (pdfdoc)

2015 Language Fair Judging Forms
(for information only)

These are the forms that will be used for judging events the day of the Fair. They are for information only; you do NOT need to print out or bring these sheets to the Fair.

• Please check back for other news and announcements! If you have any questions, please contact us at flfair@memphis.edu.

 

 

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