World Languages Day looks to educate high school students, community about diversity

By Grace Schneider, Staff Reporter

Southern Illinois University will host its 45th annual World Languages Day at the Student Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m on April 4.

World Languages Day has been designed as an interactive way to educate high school students and the community about culture and language diversity, according to a university press release.

The event features activities, exhibits and workshops to teach culture and language from all parts of the globe, spanning from an Egyptian linguistic escape room to learning how to salsa dance, and everything in between.


New to this year’s event is a Global Idol Talent Show, which challenges students to perform a five minute piece in a different language and compete for prizes.

More than 500 students have already enrolled in the event, according to the release.

Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. on April 4 in the Corker Lounge. The event is open and free to the public.

Staff reporter Grace Schneider can be reached at [email protected].

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