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."
(Photos from the 2012 Language Fair)
REGISTRATION ENDS FEB. 28, 2014.
- The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- We're on Twitter! You can follow us @flfair.
- NEW: Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about registration, eligibility, and other topics!
Any updates or changes will be published online in the coming weeks as soon as they
become available. Please note that information and forms are subject to change from
year to year, so you should refer to information about the 2014 Fair and please check this website often for the
latest information. We hope to see you there! Junko Tokuda and Errol O'Neill
Texts for Poetry Recitation, Language Fair 2014
Texts for Latin Translation, Language Fair 2014
Event criteria, Language Fair 2014
— 2013 —
Thank you to all the students, teachers, and volunteers who helped make the 2013 Language Fair
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 2014 FAIR
• 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).
B) IMPORTANT FORMS
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.
- Registration Form (pdf, doc)
- 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
• Please check back for other news and announcements! If you have any questions, please contact Errol
O'Neill at email@example.com.