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ULM to host sixth annual Festival of World Languages

Published April 30, 2015

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s sixth annual Festival of World Languages—a presentation of cultures of languages geared toward high school students— will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 2, in the ULM Student Union Building.

The festival’s theme “Around the World in 80 Minutes,” will feature presentations and demonstrations from various community members, ULM faculty, students, and staff.

Over 300 high school students and teachers will flock to the ULM campus for the event.

Guests will also have the opportunity to interact with presenters, take a salsa dancing lesson, and practice their foreign language skills.

Presenters will speak on the significance of the study of world languages, including the benefits it has for their professional and personal lives.


Dr. Ruth Smith, director of the ULM School of Humanities said, “It is extraordinarily important for students to learn another language in order to be competitive in the work place.”

The event is hosted by the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences, along with faculty and students from the School of Humanities and a team of regional high school teachers.

Smith hopes to increase awareness of ULM’s highly qualified faculty, and the various opportunities for study abroad, exchange programs, and scholarships.

For more information contact Dr. Ruth Smith at rusmith@ulm.edu or 318-342-1526, or contact Arely Castillo at castillo@ulm.edu or 318-342-1296.