LanguageFairLanguage Fair at the University of Memphis

Welcome to the Language Fair website!

introduction and What's new

Each year the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures organizes the Language Fair, an event that underlines the importance of foreign language education for students. More than a thousand students participate, representing schools from across Memphis, Shelby County, and the Mid-South region.

The Language Fair engages students in competitions challenging their linguistic, artistic, and cultural skills in ArabicChinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish. The events include art, costumes, crafts, culture bowl, dance, music, song, poetry recitation, and vocabulary quizzes. Additionally, the fair holds non-competitive performances and lessons throughout the day. We see the Foreign Language Fair as a time not only to celebrate foreign languages and cultures, but also as a huge recruiting event for the university.

• NEW — The date for the 2018 Fair has been announced! It will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018. More information will be posted as it becomes available in the Fall.

  • Please note that ***Poems are updated every year in November!! (Please be sure to check in the Fall for next year's poems!!!!)***. Also, other events and rules are subject to change, so please check back in the Fall for the most up-to-date information.

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WINNERS LISTS from Previous Fairs

The 2017 Fair was held on Saturday, April 1st. Click here for the winners list from the 2017 Fair. Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you again to all of our participants, their teachers, and UofM faculty, staff, and volunteers who made the Fair a success!

Click on a year below to see the list of winners from that year's Language Fair.