World Languages Fair

The Open Language Resource Center will hold the next World Languages Fair on the KU campus on Saturday, October 29th, 2022.  This free event will provide an opportunity for middle- and high-school students to attend mini-lessons in a range of languages, presentations on target cultures, and discussions of how intercultural competence can enhance different fields of study.  There will also be an Information Fair over the lunch hour to provide an opportunity to speak with representatives of local colleges and universitites about their language programs, scholarships and study abroad opportunities.  All registered attendees will receive a free lunch and the opportunity to win prizes. 

The event is a 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, Proposals to present are welcome from any post-secondary institution.  Past presenters have included faculty from Benedictine College, Johnson County Community College, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Missouri State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas, and Wichita State University. 

More information will be made available here as it becomes available.

World Languages Fair 2021

After cancelling WLF 2020 due to COVID restructions, WLF 2021 was moved to an online format over Zoom. 

World Languages Fair 2019

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

Participating schools for the 2019 Fair can be found in the map below!