2012 University of Mississippi Modern Language Fair
April 19, 2012
The UM Modern Language Fair challenges students of all foreign language disciplines to think creatively about language and cultures while honing their skills and expressing their understanding of the global world in which we live. Students of all levels of study are encouraged to apply.
This competition is for students in grades 9-12 and is free to all students who wish to enter.
Students will give a presentation on a cultural topic in the language native to that culture (Spanish, French, German, and Chinese categories). Presentations are expected to be 5-7 minutes in length and students are encouraged to use PowerPoint slides or display posters as visual aids for their presentations. Students may make presentations individually or may present their work in pairs. For students who wish to work in pairs, the presentations should last between 10-14 minutes. Presentations and aids will be judged by faculty from the UM Modern Languages Department for linguistic accuracy as well as creativity. Students should work closely with their language teacher while preparing their presentation.
The registration deadline for the 2012 UM Modern Language Fair is Friday, April 13, 2012.
Students and their teachers are invited to attend the fair that will be held in the E.F. Yerby Conference Center Auditorium.
INTERESTED IN MODERN LANGUAGES AT OLE MISS?
Members of the Modern Languages Department, Croft Institute for International Studies, and the Study Abroad Department at The University of Mississippi will be on hand during the morning of Thursday, April 19 to speak with interested students. In addition, representatives from Enrollment Services will be available for any student wishing to tour the campus. If you would like to make arrangement to sit-in on live college classes that day, please contact Dr. Don Dyer at 662-915-7298.
The top three students in each of the four categories will receive scholarships to one of the following University of Mississippi programs for middle and high school students: Summer Academy, Summer College for High School Students, or JumpStart.
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