For World Languages Day Presenters

The Language Institute enthusiastically invites UW-Madison faculty, staff, and graduate students to offer 40-minute, interactive, introductory language lessons and lectures, workshops or performances in international area studies geared towards a high school audience at World Languages Day on Thursday, November 14, 2013. The goal of World Languages Day is to inspire interest in the languages and cultures of varied traditions from around the world. A presentation at World Languages Day is your opportunity to introduce high school students to your language, world region or international area of expertise, and to encourage further exploration of the topic you offer.

Submit a Presentation Proposal

To submit a proposal for a presentation at World Languages Day, please click on the link to fill out a form. You will be asked for a presentation title, description, and presenter biographics, as well as for information about your availability on Thursday, November 14 and space and equipment needs. Submit your Presentation Proposal here!>

World Languages Day organizer Wendy Johnson ( will be in touch with you after you submit your proposal.

General Information for Presenters

Date and times:

Thursday, November 14, 2013. Presenters choose from one of four time periods: 9:00-9:40; 9:55-10:35; 11:25-12:05; 12:20-1:00.


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Various rooms in
Union South, 1308 West Dayton St.      


  • To provide high school students the opportunity to explore world languages and related area studies offerings at the University.

  • To encourage high school students to look ahead to college.

  • To introduce students to the language and culture of your expertise.


Session presenters are asked to:

The Language Institute will provide:

  • Publicity and coordination of audience attendance at your presentation.

  • Room and audio visual equipment arrangements at Union South. Please note that we cannot provide laptops; however, we can provide LCD projectors, speakers, CD players, and more.

  • An estimate of the number of participants you can expect to attend your presentation, based on the room capacity. Please note that, because of the overall number of participants, you can expect your room to be full.

  • A volunteer UW-Madison student who will be on hand at your presentation to assist with equipment, handouts, etc., and to contact organizers in the case of any urgent matters.

Contact Wendy Johnson if you have any questions or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your World Languages Day presentation.



World Languages Day is a high school outreach program of the Language Institute.

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World Languages Day 2013 was funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.




World Languages Day is a program of the UW-Madison Language Institute
Robert Howell, Director


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