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Nicholas Allen | June 30, 2020

Virtual Symposium: December 9, 2020 *Due to COVID-19, this year’s symposium will be held virtually. More details coming in the fall!

The Learning Through Languages High School Research Symposium is an opportunity for high school students to conduct and present research on global topics in their world language of study. Through LTL, students write a global research paper, give an oral presentation, and design a visual to demonstrate key research findings…all in the language they study! This program is designed to promote student learning in the areas of research methodology, digital literacy, and critical thinking and encourage the learning of new academic vocabulary. Eligible students include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish students, including heritage speakers. Participating students are encouraged to be at Level III or higher.

Save-the-date: The symposium will take place virtually Wednesday, December 9. For more information, please visit, read answers to frequently asked questions, or watch this video about the program. Please note that adjustments are being made to run this program virtually in 2020. Teams are selected to participate via application process; the application will be available in August.