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February 23, 2016

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: ASU Tempe Campus at the Memorial Union:  301 E. Orange Mall Tempe, AZ 85281

WHEN: February 23, 2016

COST: There is no charge to attend, but students and encouraged to bring a bagged lunch or ~$10 for lunch at the Memorial Union.

 

 2016 Theme: Language, Culture, and Cuisine. This year we are asking students to demonstrate how the importance of food is reflected in the linguistic expressions and cultural traditions of the world.  For example, in France, everyone says "Bon appétit" at the start of the meal.  Another example would be:  "Elle est bon comme du pain" can mean "She has a  heart of gold" when this person is being compared to bread in French.

2016 LANGUAGE FAIR COMPETITION RESULTS: Click here to see a list of our Language Fair  competition winners.

Shannon Peyton 
Language Fair Coordinator
silc.langfair@gmail.com

 

Future Fair Dates:
February 21, 2017
February 27, 2018

Fair Registration

Registration is required to attend the 2016 High School Language Fair since we have to abide by fire codes. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. We know it may be a little early to ask how many cars/busses you will be bringing. If you don't have the exact figure, please give an estimate and then send us an update when you have the final figures.

Fair registration will be limited to the first 2000 registrants.  

There is a mandatory permission slip.  Any student who does not have one of these permission slips will not be permitted to attend the fair.

We have reached the maximum number of students registered.  Please e-mail us at silc.langfair@gmail.com to update your registration or to have your school added to the waiting list.

Schools Registered

Please accept our appologies.  We are experiencing technical difficulties with the competition registration forms, though the fair registration button above is fine.  While we are working to fix them, please e-mail your reigstration requests to silc.langfair@gmail.com and we will process them as quickly as we can.  
Thank you for your patience,
Shannon Peyton

Student Activities 

Step Two: After you have reigstered your class/students for the fair, you may register them for competitions.  Between competitions and for those not competing there are various student activities.  See below our options for 2016!

 We are vey sorry, but the webforms are down.  While we are working to get them up and running again, please e-mail us at silc.langfair@gmail.com with your students' names, group names, teacher contact, competition, and preferred time slots and we will register them manually.

Competition Descriptions

 Chinese French German Japanese Spanish Poster Contest

 

Student Entertainment

Unfortunately there are only so many allotted time slots. Therefore the entertainment will be scheduled on a first come-first served basis. All perfomances will be put on in the Ventana Ballroom.

*** Each performance is allotted 5 minute entertainment slots.

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).

Please accept our appologies.  We are experiencing technical difficulties with the competition registration forms.  While we are working to fix them, please e-mail your reigstration requests to silc.langfair@gmail.com and we will process them as quickly as we can.  
Thank you for your patience,
Shannon Peyton

 
Calligraphy - Handout coming soon.

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

 

Scavenger Hunt - Handout coming soon.

Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12pm, 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.

 

International Film Selection - Schedule coming soon.

Between 9am and 12pm, students will be able to view a selection of film and/or television clips from around the world.

 

Mini-lessons - Schedule coming soon.

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.

 

Dance Lessons - Schedule coming soon.

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 encourage 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 - Coming soon.

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

Verify Your Registration

Please give us 24 hours to update our lists.  If you do not see your registration or your need to update your registration, contact silc.langfair@gmail.com

Registered Schools

Language Competitions

Chinese French German

Spanish-9:25AM Spanish-10:30AM Spanish-11.35AM 

Poster Contests and Student Created Entertainment

Poster - Spanish with Presentation Poster - Spanish without Presentantion
Poster - Non-Spanish with Presentation Poster - Non-Spanish without Presentaiton
Student Created Entertainment 

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Event Checklist:

Have you completed the online registration for your school?

Have you completed the online registration for the language competitions and student activities?

Have you printed out permission slips for all of your students?

Have you located maps and know where you will be parking?

Have you reviewed the rules for the competitions?

SILC Language Fair 2015 Unloading, Parking and Loading Instructions

PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY. (If lost, call Peter, 602-496-0644) 
PRINT OUT A COPY OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO HAND TO YOUR BUS DRIVERS. 
BUSSES LOADING or UNLOADING IN AN UNAUTHORIZED BUS STOP (RED ZONE) MAY BE CITED.

Download the parking document here.

School Buses and School Vans will drop off and pick up Language Fair participants in the Gammage Auditorium Parking Lot, behind (east of) Gammage. Students will unload and load in a pedestrian-safe area.

There is NO WAITING, PARKING, DROPPING OFF or PICKING UPof students on Forest Ave. or Gammage Parkway.

DROP OFF:

•  Approach GAMMAGE AUDITORIUM (GGMA) from APACHE BOULEVARD.

•  TURN NORTH onto FOREST AVENUE at light (across street from IHOP Restaurant)

•  At STOP sign at Forest and Lemon (East side of Gammage) turn LEFT to enter Gammage Lot, where an attendant will direct you to proceed around Gammage Auditorium to the RIGHT or to the LEFT, and pull up curbside. Pull as far forward as possible to allow other buses to pull up behind.

•  As soon as you have unloaded, EXIT the GAMMAGE LOT to the North and turn LEFT onto GAMMAGE PARKWAY. PROCEED to the STAGING/WAITING AREA on the EAST END of Tempe Marketplace, (NE of McClintock and Rio Salado Parkway) using the following recommended route :

•  From GAMMAGE PARKWAY, turn RIGHT (North) on MILL AVENUE and proceed about 1 mile (through downtown Tempe) to 
RIO SALADO PARKWAY 
DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE.

•  Turn RIGHT (East) on RIO SALADO PARKWAY, proceed about 2 miles, crossing RURAL RD. to McCLINTOCK DR. Continue ½ mile on 
RIO SALADO past the lights at PERRY LANE and SMITH ROAD.

•  Turn LEFT (North) on the drive by the Shell station/Car Wash and park in the North East corner highlighted on the map.

•  FOOD COURT is at NORTHEAST end of mall.

CAR PARKING: If you are in a small van or car, you should park in Visitor Parking, in the APACHE BLVD. Structure, SOUTHEAST of the MU. Tell the gate attendant you are there for the Language Fair, though reservations are NOT guaranteed.  You will have to pay for your won parking.  Cars and vans which park in the Gammage lot will be subject to ticketing.

PICK UP:

At the time you arrange with your students and teachers, return Gammage Auditorium where they were dropped off, using the following recommended route:

•  Exit the Tempe Marketplace lot on the same drive used to enter, onto RIO SALADO PARKWAY WESTBOUND toward McCLINTOCK; continue 1 mile to RURAL ROAD.

•  Turn LEFT (South) on RURAL ROAD.

•  Proceed south about 1 mile to APACHE BOULEVARD and turn RIGHT (West).

•  Proceed West on APACHE and turn RIGHT (North) onto FOREST at light (by IHOP).

•  Enter Gammage Lot from STOP sign on FOREST, proceed around Gammage to the LEFT or the RIGHT, as directed, and pull up curbside around the Gammage Circle.

As space opens up in front of you, pull as far forward as possible, to allow other buses to pull up behind. As the Gammage Circle fills up with waiting buses, you will need to proceed to the outer drives, (Northwest Drive, toward Mill Ave; Southwest Drive, by the curve; or Southeast Drive, toward Apache Blvd.) We will come note your location, and inform your students via Twitter feed @silc_langfair.

•  As soon as you have loaded your students, EXIT the GAMMAGE Lot. 
- If going NORTH or WEST, it is recommended you exit via Gammage Parkway to MILL AVENUE northbound. 
- If going SOUTH or EAST, it is recommended you exit via FOREST to light at APACHE BLVD.

 

There is a mandatory permission slip.  Any student who does not have one of these permission slips will not be permitted to attend the fair.

2016 Language Fair Documents
2016 Schedule of Events
2016 Scavenger Hunt and the Scavenger Hunt Answer Key Updated at 3.57pm 2/20/16 (Your students are welcome to submit the Scavenger Hunt document in the submission box outside Alumni room #202 by 11:30 AM for a chance to win a $10 gift card. All submitted scavenger hunt sheets will be returned to the school after the fair is over, in case you want to use them for participation or an assignment grade.)
2016 MU Map
2016 Film Schedule
2016 Calligraphy Name Sheet
2016 Mini Language Lessons
2016 Dance Demonstration