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Michigan State University

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What is World Languages Day?

World Languages Day is a free, all-day conference for high school students, teachers, and parents.  

The event brings over 500 participants, presenters, and volunteers to campus for a conference on world cultures and languages, globalization, the importance of learning foreign languages, and the positive impact knowledge of other languages can have on future career paths. High school students, parents, and teachers from across the state come to learn more about Michigan State University and the myriad international opportunities it offers. Participants choose from 75-85 sessions taught by MSU faculty, graduate students, and community members on topics including language, culture, globalization, and general information about MSU.

Activities for Students, Teachers, Administrators & Parents!


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Activities for Students

Attend sessions by MSU faculty, graduate students, and guest speakers on topics ranging from Japanese hip-hop and Swahili greetings to Bollywood and French slang! You can also visit information booths to learn more about admission to MSU, study abroad, other international programs at MSU, and student life.

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Teachers & Administrators

You are welcome to attend the general language and culture sessions, or sessions especially for teachers, including topics such as how to incorporate languages and cultures into your courses, current language teaching pedagogy, incorporating technology in your classroom, and how to motivate your students.

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Activities for Parents

You are welcome to attend the general language and culture sessions, or sessions especially for parents, including topics such as admissions, financial aid, student life, and the various languages and international opportunities available to MSU students.