World Languages Fair

Working in collaboration with KU's Area Studies Centers and KU International Affairs, and in partnership with the Foreign Language Association of Missouri, the Kansas World Language Association and the Kansas Department of Education, the Open Language Resource Center will host our second World Languages Fair on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

This free online event will provide an opportunity for high-school students to explore a wide range of world languages and cultures. Sessions will include mini-lessons in a range of languages, presentations on target cultures, and discussions of how intercultural competence can enhance different fields of study.  These presentations will be led by faculty from the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Johnson County Community College, Pittsburg State University, Fort Hays State University, and Wichita State University. 

Registration for the 2021 event will close at 5pm CST on Thursday, April 9th.  All participants must submit registration forms individually.

The schedule and list of presentations are posted below.  Zoom links to the sessions will be shared directly with registered participants on Friday, April 9th.

 If you have questions about participation, please contact the Open Language Resource Center at

List of Presentations

9:40 - 9:50 a.m. Welcome Session
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Session 1
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Session 2
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Session 3
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunchbreak & Info Fair
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Session 4
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Session 5
2:50 - 3:00 p.m. Wrap-Up Session


World Languages Fair 2019

Information about the logistics and schedule of the 2019 World Langauges Fair are provided below:

All registered attendees of the WLF 2019 event received a free lunch, a free t-shirt and the opportunity to win other prizes. Participating schools for the 2019 Fair can be found in the map below!