UMaine to host World Languages Day Oct. 11

Nearly 100 Bangor and Orono high school students studying French and Spanish are expected to participate in World Languages Day 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the University of Maine.

The annual event, hosted by UMaine’s Department of Modern Languages and Classics, will be an immersion day in French and Spanish with activities including a culture bowl, spelling bee, skits, music and dance, games and poetry recitation.

UMaine faculty, staff, community members and students, including members of the French Club and Spanish Language Club, will lead the activities in collaboration with the Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME) with the goal of enhancing language instruction.

Other event sponsors include the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center and the Canadian-American Center.