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High School Spanish Spelling Bee


April 4, 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm Education Building Norfolk, Virginia

As part of our mission to strengthen connections between ODU and high-schools in the Hampton Roads area, expand ODU's commitment to global awareness, showcase the importance of world languages in our community, and advocate for world language learning, the Department of World Languages and Cultures is proud to present our second annual Spanish Spelling Bee!

The day will be filled with activities, where students can:

  • Compete in a Spelling Bee with four levels of competition: Spanish I, II, III, IV, and Heritage Speakers
  • Participate in Workshops
  • Go on Campus Tours
  • Meet students majoring and minoring in Spanish
  • Talk with native speakers

All contestants receive a certificate of participation, with prizes awarded for winners of each level. Raffle drawing at Awards Ceremony!

Contact Us: Spanishspellingbee@odu.edu


Participant Registration Form
Volunteer Registration Form


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Spelling Bee First Round
Spelling Bee Conversation 1
Spelling Bee Workshop for Majoring in Spanish
Spelling Bee Winners
Spelling Bee Conversation 2
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Japan Day at ODU


Japan Day 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1-5 pm at ODU's Webb Center (North Wing)

Join us for an afternoon filled with music, food, art, workshops, contests and other fun activities for visitors of all ages. This event is free and open to the public. Come experience Japan at ODU.

Japan Day is co-sponsored by the Department of World Languages & Cultures and the Office of Intercultural Relations at Old Dominion University (ODU). The event is also supported by the Embassy of Japan.





ELS Working Conference

The International Literary & Cultural Studies Research Forum

This research forum will feature presentations on current scholarship by faculty and graduate students from ODU and other institutions within the wide field of international literary and cultural studies. We seek not only to provide a forum for scholars to present and receive feedback on their research projects, but also to help build bridges between scholars in a wide range of disciplines (international literary studies, cultural studies, film studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, art history, area studies, media studies, and history, among others) as well as between faculty and graduate students in these fields. We likewise hope to help foster an environment of interdisciplinary intellectual exchange that will be stimulating for all involved.

We are planning one research presentation (a talk lasting 20-25 minutes and 30-40 minutes of discussion) per month during Fall and Spring semesters. If you work in an area that is in some way linked to international literary and cultural studies and are interested in presenting your research, please contact us. We are eager to offer a forum for a broad community of scholars.