October 03, 2022

SIU to host about 900 students for World Languages Day 2022

In celebration of World Languages Day on Tuesday, Oct. 4, the university is hosting about 900 students from 16 area high schools for a day of special experiences focusing on world languages, cultures, and how language works. 

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the SIU Student Center, where students will have a morning interactive, hands-on demonstrations. There will be numerous breakout sessions. The complete schedule is available. 

Participating high schools are: 

  • Anna-Jonesboro Community High School.
  • Benton Consolidated High School.
  • Carbondale Community High School.
  • Carterville High School.
  • Chester High School.
  • Cobden High School.
  • Eldorado High School.
  • Frankfort Community High School.
  • Johnston City High School.
  • Marion High School.
  • Mount Vernon Township High School.
  • Murphysboro High School.
  • Pinckneyville Community High School.
  • Red Bud High School.
  • Sparta High School.
  • Vienna High School. 

The School of Languages and Linguistics and the College of Liberal Arts are sponsoring the celebration of world languages and cultures with Joddy Murray, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, providing the opening welcome.