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Michigan State University

East Lansing

Past Sessions

Scroll through all of our past sessions (over 650) to get an idea of the incredible diversity of topics we've offered over the years! Click on the photo for each year to go to the session descriptions.

2017 Sessions

2017 Sessions

“My favorite part was getting to learn more about the cultures I am interested in, and learning more about language as a whole and the importance of being able to speak more than one language.”
- Sequoia, student from Detroit

2016 Sessions

2016 Sessions

“Until our students step out of the classroom to apply their World Language skills, they do not have a sense of how special it is to be able to connect with another language culture. At World Languages Day, students are not only able to meet others with their language skills, but they get a fun peek into the rich variety of world cultures that exist.”
- Christa, teacher from Bay City

2015 Sessions

2015 Sessions

“My favorite part of WLD was being able to meet other people that I probably wouldn’t have gotten to meet otherwise. It’s rare that I get to interact face-to-face with other students my age from all over the state and from all different backgrounds – especially those who share a common interest. I got to talk to a few really cool individuals who love languages and culture as much as I do, and it was so much fun!”
- Leah, student from Adrian

2011 Sessions

2011 Sessions

"My favorite part of World Languages Day was observing all of the people who attended. These people represent those who share my love of language and culture. I think that it is absolutely wonderful that so many people can come together on one day to appreciate language and culture. Thank you, MSU, for making this opportunity possible!"
- Amanda, student from Nashville

2010 Sessions

2010 Sessions

"It’s hard to choose [my favorite session], I liked them all for different reasons.... The topics weren't just about ‘this is my country...’ it was deeper than that."
- Abigail, student from Ann Arbor

2009 Sessions

2009 Sessions

"I always come away having learned something new and interesting each time. I thought the emphasis on taking world languages and the study abroad programs was perfect for this year as many cuts are being made in schools. It gave my colleagues and me evidence of just how important world languages are, even at the college level."
- Alyssa, teacher from Westland

2008 Sessions

2008 Sessions

“[My favorite part was] being able to peek into other worlds and experience their culture. It’s like traveling to another country, without having to pay the money.”
- Evann, student from Mason

2007 Sessions

2007 Sessions

"The best part was the opportunity for students to interact with each other and older (volunteers, etc.) language learners. I overheard many conversations where students were deciding about future language study, future foreign language overseas programs, etc. I think this gives high school students confidence in decision-making."
- Sue, parent from Lansing

2006 Sessions

2006 Sessions

"The Spanish dating session was my favorite because it was very engaging and I was already somewhat familiar with the language, but I got to learn about a whole other side of Spanish in this class! The teachers were very fun and upbeat, which made the class exciting!"
- Megan, student from Dexter

2005 Sessions

2005 Sessions

“My favorite part of WLD is sharing my love of languages with the students and watching them have a great time learning about different cultures. It is also a great experience for them to be on campus and get a small taste of campus life.”
- Penny, teacher from Bay City