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Language Fair
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.
The date of the 2015 Fair will be Saturday, March 23, 2015. Sometime in the next couple of months, we hope to post photos from the day of the event. Follow us on Twitter or check back on this site to find out when the date and photos are online.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you next year!



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

The date of the 2014 Fair will be Saturday, March 22. This year's theme will be 

"Polyglots have more fun."

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(Photos from the 2012 Language Fair)


Addition information:

  • The first welcome letter we sent out to area teachers, administrators, and schools contains important information about this year's Fair can be viewed here. If you did not receive this letter and would like to be put on our mailing list, please email us at flfair@memphis.edu.
  • For more information about the change for Levels 3 and 4, please see the sidebar to the right.
  • Forms, including registration, participant entry, event, and teacher of the year, can also be found to the right.
  • Texts for this year's poetry recitation and Latin translation, event criteria for 2014, and information from previous Fairs can be found below.


Texts for Poetry Recitation, Language Fair 2014

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Texts for Latin Translation, Language Fair 2014

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Event criteria, Language Fair 2014


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— 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!




• VIDEOS. Entries for the video competition may now be submitted on physical media (CD, DVD, USB drive, etc.) OR online, 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. All entries still require a submission form, found in the Important Forms section below.

• LEVELS. Please note there has been a change for the 2014 Fair concerning competitive events where participants are divided into levels. This change concerns students in their third year or higher of taking a language participating in drama, poetry recitation, vocabulary quiz, and foreign language writing.

  • Level One will still represent students in their first year of studying the target language, and Level Two is still for second year.

  • Level Three will now refer only to students in their third year of the target language.

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

Levels III and IV will still compete at the same time in the same events, just like before. 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). 


2014 Language Fair Registration Forms

Please note that there are THREE required forms: registration, participant entry, and payment. They're all due Feb. 28.

The following two forms can be sent together by email, mail, or fax to the Dept. of Foreign Languages (details on each form). Microsoft Word / .doc versions are provided for people who wish to fill them out and send them electronically.

  1. Registration Form (pdf, doc)
  2. Participant Entry Sheet (pdf, doc)

The third form must be printed out and sent by mail, accompanied by one check covering registration fees, to the Bursar's Office (details on form)

3. Payment Form (pdf)

2014 Language Fair Entry Forms

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

2014 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 (pdf, doc)

2014 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 Errol O'Neill at flfair@memphis.edu.

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