Language Fair

Home / Language Fair

WHO: High School Students

WHAT: An International Language fair dedicated to showcasing various cultures, foods, dances, and traditions. This fair is an excellent way to engage high school students in expanding their global appreciation and knowledge!

WHERE: This year's language fair will be conducted via Zoom.

WHEN: January 28 & 29, 2021

COST: There is no charge to attend.

 

 The 2021 Language Fair theme is Holidays and Celebrations.

Welcome to the 2021 SILC Language Fair!

 

Hello, All!  Our Language Fair is completely virtual this year.  You can join us from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: 

  1. All Zoom Activity rooms will be available on Thursday, January 28, 9:00am-1:00pm, unless otherwise noted in the descriptions below.
  2. Many of the Rooms have multiple languages associated with them:
    Upon entering the Zoom room - In the Chat box - Please type which language room you would like to join and you will be placed into the correct breakout room.


Thursday - January 28

Links to Activity Rooms:  (Links will be available on Thursday morning at 9:00am)

Asian Languages Activities (Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian)

Chinese Activities (Chinese Tempe, Chinese Flagship)

Classics, Middle Eastern and American Sign Language Activities (Arabic, ASL, Greek, Hebrew, Latin)

European Languages Activities (German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish)

French Activities

Spanish Activities (Spanish Tempe, Spanish downtown, Spanish ASU online)

SILC and CLAS Advising

ASU Testing (CLEP): Sessions run every 30 minutes between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM

Mini-Lessons: Sessions run every 15 minutes between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
Mini-Lessons Schedule:

 



Friday - January 29

Competition Descriptions:

 Chinese French German Japanese 
Spanish  Poster Contest

 

 

Competition Schedules:

Chinese Competitions

Date: Friday, January 29TH

Faculty Contact: Dr. Xia Zhang 

Competition Format: Classical Poem Recitation

For detailed instruction, assigned poems and signing up, Email  xia.zhang@asu.edu

Tentative TimeLevelNotesZoom Link
10:00AM-12:30 PMNovice MidSynchronousChinese Competition
10:00 AM-12:30 PMNovice HighSynchronousChinese Competition
10:00 AM-12:30 PMIntermediateSynchronousChinese Competition

  

Spanish Competitions

Asynchronous- send youtube link to Dr. Anne Walton-Ramirez annewr@asu.edu

Created or known plays- Levels 5-6, heritage 5-6, Levels 7-8, heritage 7-8

How many teams per school? 2

How long per video? 4-8 minutes

Deadline: Friday, Jan 29, 2021 11:59 pm- results given by Feb 15, 2021 for these asynchronous sessions

 

Date: Friday, Jan 29th

Faculty Contact: Dr. Anne Walton-Ramirez

TimeNameNotes Zoom Link:
9:25 - 10:25 AMSpanish Novice Level 1moderatorJudges- 2Spanish Competition
9:25 - 10:25 AMSpanish Novice Level 2moderatorJudges- 2 Spanish Competition 
10:30-11:30 AMSpanish Novice Level 3moderatorJudges- 2 Spanish Competition 
10:30-11:30 AMSpanish Novice Level 4moderatorJudges- 2 Spanish Competition 
11:35 - 12:35 AMSpanish Intermediate 5moderatorJudges- 2 Spanish Competition 
11:35 - 12:35 AMSpanish Intermediate 6moderatorJudges- 2 Spanish Competition 

 

French Competitions

Date: Friday, Jan 29th 

Faculty Contact: Dr. Mariana Bahtchevanova MarianaB@asu.edu

Also, please use the form (File Language Fair French Competitions  Form 2021) to submit your asynchronous competition, please email the complete form to Dr. Mariana

TimeName Notes Zoom Link:
9:25 - 10:25 AM French Novice 1:

Prepared Recitation

Link 1

Judges 2 

Synchronous  
10:35 - 11:35 AMFrench Novice 2:

Prepared Recitation

Link 1Synchronous  
11:35 - 12:35French Intermediate:

Impromptu Role play

Link 1Synchronous  
 French Intermediate: 

Known Play 

 

French Intermediate:

Student Created Play

 

French Advanced: 

Student Created Play 

Youtube link emailed to MarianaB@asu.eduasynchronous 

 

German Competitions

Faculty Contact: Ms. Sara Lee

Novice and intermediate known plays= asynchronously

The impromptu play = synchronously

TimeNameNotes Zoom Link:
9:25 - 9:43 AM German NoviceLink 1 Synchronous 
10:35 - 11:06 AMGerman Intermediate - Impromptu Role PlayLink 1 Synchronous 
11:35 - 12:15 PMGerman Intermediate Link 1 Synchronous 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download Flyer

Umar Sulayman
Language Fair Coordinator
silc.langfair@gmail.com

 

Fair Dates:
January 28 & 29, 2021

Verify Your Registration

The list of schools registered for the 2021 Language Fair is now available. If you do not see your registration at this time or you need to update your registration, contact silc.langfair@gmail.com.


Registered Schools


Language Competitions

Information on the competitions is found on the main Language Fair



Poster Contests and Student Created Entertainment

PDF icon Poster Video Adjudication Sheet

PDF icon Online Poster Contest Entry Form

PDF icon Student Registration Form

PDF icon Online Poster Contest Instructions/Rules




Registration for the 2021 SILC Language Fair is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who registered! We are looking forward to seeing you all!

If you need to update or cancel your registration, please email silc.langfair@gmail.com.

Umar Sulayman
Language Fair Coordinator

 

Student Activities 

Competition Registration is now closed. Thank you to everyone who registered!

The "Activity Schedules" tab, above, has the links to the Competition Schedules.  Please allow 48 hours for those pages to be manually updated.

 

Competition Descriptions

Student-Created Entertainment

Register Is now closed. Thank you! 

Student-Created Entertainment Registration

This year Dr. Minardi will be in charge of student-created entertainment and every performance will have a 15-minute time slot. Registration for entertainment will be available Monday, Jan. 11th. Please email eminardi@asu.edu if you have any questions.

Drama/theatre: Each school has the opportunity to perform a short play/puppet show in the target language.

Fashion show: Each school has the opportunity to perform a fashion show, by bringing traditional dress from the country(ies) they are representing/studying.

Instrumental performances: Each school has the opportunity to perform traditional instrumental music from the target cultures.

Singing: Each school has the opportunity to perform songs from the target country(ies).

 

Calligraphy 

As in previous years, the students will be able to have their names written in calligraphy in Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Greek, and many more languages.

 

Scavenger Hunt

Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 pm, the students will have the opportunity to participate in an inter-cultural scavenger hunt. There will be two rooms with language booths containing information about each language and culture. The students will pick up a scavenger hunt worksheet which will contain about 30 questions in all the languages represented by the booths. They will have to figure out in what language each question appears, what the question says, and go to the appropriate booth to find the answer. After 12 pm, all worksheets will be graded and all those with perfect responses will be thrown into a box. We will then draw names for prizes. Prizes will be given out at 1:15-1:30 p.m.

 

Mini-lessons 

There will be three rooms available for mini-lessons, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Examples of languages from last year are: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. We hope to have even a larger selection this year (e.g., this year we'll have Russian!). Mini-lessons will be 15 minutes with a five-minute passing time and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

This year we hope to offer dance sessions from different cultures such as Chinese Lion Dance, flamenco, salsa, and capoeira. These sessions will also be on a first-come, first-served basis

 

Karaoke 

Join us for the quintessential of all Japanese entertainments, Karaoke, featuring songs from an international song list in various languages. Teacher Karaoke (9:25 - 10:25 )  Teachers are encouraged to join the fun at this karaoke session. The time limit for each performance will be 2.5 to 3 minutes.  Student Karaoke (10:25 - 12:00)  Any student can register on the spot and will be allowed to perform on stage. The time limit for each performance will be 2.5 to 3 minutes.

 
 

Instructor Events

Teacher Karaoke (9.25 - 10.25 ) 

Join us for the quintessential of all Japanese entertainments, Karaoke, featuring songs from an international song list in various languages. 

Teachers are encouraged to join the fun at this karaoke session. The time limit for each performance will be 2.5 to 3 minutes. 

 

Vendors - View the vendors who will be attending

The Registration room will have materials and/or representatives from various publishers who are sponsoring the fair to show you what is available for high school instructors.  Please come and see what they have available for you