The World Languages program supports a variety of events throughout the school year to showcase student learning and increase public awareness of second language education. The community is invited to many of these events. Any questions should be directed to the contact person listed with the event or the school.



Declamation Contests

Regional: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017 | 7:30am-4:30pm

State: Sat., Mar. 4, 2017 | 7:30am-4:30pm

South High School

Contact Kristi Senden or Elizabeth Dick

ASAA Website


16th Annual International Songfest

Fri., Dec. 2, 2016 | 6:00-7:00pm

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts 

Contact Will Kimball


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14th Annual Alaska Association of Teachers of Japanese Alaska Speech Contest

Sat., March 25, 2017 | 8:00am-4:00pm

University of Alaska Anchorage

Contact Sachiko Kono

AKATJ Website


Dimond Japanese Immersion Program Completion Ceremony

Wed., May 10, 2017 | 7:00-9:00pm

Dimond High School, Auditeria

Contact Miyuki Imai or Victoria Gellert


Sand Lake Sixth Grade Japanese Immersion Program Completion Ceremony

Tues., May 23, 2017 | 7:00-9:00pm

Mears Middle School

Contact Hisakazu Iwasaki


Tomo No Kai Fall Family Dinner

Sat., Oct. 8, 2016 | 6:00-8:00pm

Mears Middle School


Tomo No Kai Art Auction

Sat., March 4, 2017 | 6:00-9:30pm

O'Malley's on the Green


Cherry Blossom Festival

Fri., April 21, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm

Dimond High School


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Chinese New Year Dragon Celebration

Feb. 21, 2017 | 1:40-3:00pm

Scenic Park Elementary

Contact Robyn Lin


Chinese New Year Celebration

Week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2017

Bartlett High School

Contact Yan Wang


Chinese Moon Festival

Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 | 2:00-5:00pm

Bartlett High School

Contact Yan Wang



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Father Frost

Sat., Jan. 14, 2017 | 2:00-4:00pm

Turnagain Elementary

Contact Elena Farkas


Maslenitsa Farewell to Winter Celebration

Sat., April 8, 2017 | 12:00-3:00pm

Turnagain Elementary

Contact Elena Farkas



Friday, March 3, 2017 | 8:00am-3:00pm

ASD Education Center

Contact Valerie Ekberg-Brown

Alaskan Olympiad Website


Elementary Olympiada

Friday, March 2, 2017 | 9:30am-1:30pm

ASD Education Center

Contact Anna Walker or Inna Ashcraft 


Russian Immersion Program Transition to Middle School Ceremony

Wed., May 10, 2017 | 2:00-3:15pm

Turnagain Elementary School

Contact Carissa Cote


West HS Russian Immersion Program Completion Ceremony

Thur., May 4, 2017 | 6pm-8pm

WHS Auditorium 

Contact Elena Farkas

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French Camp

N/A in 2016


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Sat., April 8, 2017 | 9:00-2:30pm

Northern Lights ABC School


Contact Lucia Woofter


German Camp, Theme: Science and Scientists

Fri./Sat. Nov. 4-5, 2016

Birchwood Camp

Contact Will Kimball


National German Awards Reception

Wed., April 19, 2017 | 5:00-6:30pm

Rilke Schule German Charter School 

Contact: Will Kimball




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Chugiak HS Spanish Immersion Completion Ceremony

Fri., May 12, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm

Contact John Yarger


West HS Spanish Immersion Completion Ceremony

Fri., May 5, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm

West High School Auditorium

Contact Juan Vazquez




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