Learning Through Languages High School Research Symposium
The area studies centers will no longer run the Learning-through-Languages High School Research Symposium after the 2021 round. Instead, teachers are encouraged to look at other opportunities for K-16 schools offered by the area studies centers.
The Learning Through Languages High School Research Symposium was a program of the area studies centers at UNC, providing a unique way for North Carolina world language students to conduct and present preliminary research in their language of study. Students of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish at Level III or higher were given the opportunity to conduct research in their target language on a topic assigned by the symposium, and they received feedback from experts in the language.
For information about winning teams and photos from past symposia, please visit the LTL 2015, LTL 2016, LTL 2017, LTL 2018, LTL 2019, and LTL 2021 pages.
Interested in Learning More? Watch this LTL Video!
“Participating in Learning Through Languages has taught me so much. It has taught me how to research, how to make something interactive, how important it is to know what is going on in the world, how to cooperate, and so much more. It was so nice to be in a room filled with other students who have spent time learning another language, and who have as much of a passion as me, and my classmates, about language and other cultures.” – Student Participant
“The students loved the open atmosphere of the symposium. It was a great experience for them to interact with the judges and witness the impressive quality of work of other students across the state. They expressed that they would love to come back if given the opportunity again.” – Teacher Participant
“I am grateful that I had opportunity to showcase my language abilities and further my knowledge of Chinese through partaking in Learning Through Languages. It was encouraging to realize that there are other people, including college professors, who are just as passionate about my journey to learn Chinese as I am.” – Student Participant