National World Languages Week 2024

Are you ready for a fun week?

National World Languages Week is here. We’re kicking things off with Musical Monday to get you energized. Updates will be made regularly, so please check back often for the most current information. Enjoy the week!

World Languages Fair flyer

World Languages Week Fair

Thursday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

AES Building Forum and Gallery
The Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building is located near JSSB and Dazbog Coffee; see campus map.


The Department of World Languages proudly invites you to the 2024 World Languages Fair. Join us to learn more about MSU Denver’s language programs, clubs, and services. Connect with career professionals to explore employment opportunities in our communities and beyond. Come for the information, stay for the fun! Featuring free food, music, prizes, and more!

This event is free and open to the campus community!

Questions? Please email Dr. Kelly Conroy or Dr. Andreea Prundeanu-Thrower

Co-sponsored by the Department of World Languages, the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, and the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusivity.

World Languages Week: Your Daily Dose

Every year, MSU Denver celebrates World Languages Week.  Each day is themed and designed to showcase a variety of languages and cultures from around the world.

Music Monday (March 4)

Translation Tuesday (March 5)

Workplace Wednesday (March 6)

Language Fair Thursday (March 7)

Foodie Friday (March 8)

Music Monday

Join in the fun by checking out our curated music playlists, featuring recommendations submitted by MSU Denver students, faculty, and staff.

Translation Tuesday

Thinking of a career in translation and/or interpreting?

Karen Tkaczyk of Vistatec Life Sciences gives useful advice in this captioned video.

Robert Sette, President of the Colorado Interpreters and Translators Association, summarizes the importance of professional networking in this captioned video.


Workplace Wednesday

Language skills are always in demand and will give you a competitive advantage in the workplace, no matter what field of study you choose.

Explore what U.S. employers say and browse a selection of sectors to find out more about what you can do with your MSU Denver degree in languages.

Thinking of a career in languages and want to hear from experts? Get tips for success from professional French/English translator and interpreter Corinne McKay in this short captioned video.


Language Fair Thursday

Join us in person!

  • Thursday, March 7, 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • AES Building Forum

The World Languages Fair is MSU Denver’s main event in the annual celebration of World Languages Week. Join us for games, prizes, food, music, photo ops, and fun! This year’s Fair features a Q&A with a retired Foreign Service Officer as well as the following career speakers from the translation industry:

  • 12:00-12:10 — Steve Lank, CEO of Cesco Linguistic Services (MSU Denver’s T/I provider) and co-founder of ALC Bridge (, with mission to “connect educators and employers to prepare students for careers in the language services industry.”  
  • 12:10-12:30 — Giovanna Carriero-Contreras, Founder of Cesco Linguistic Services, Master Interpreting Trainer and instructor of upcoming “The Professional Interpreter in Community Setting” at MSU Denver.
  • 12:30-1:00 — Diana Helmy, Teresa López Galeano, Guibsi Greer, Colorado Judicial Office of Language Access (OLA) re: the path to becoming a court interpreter.

This event is free and open to the campus community!

Foodie Friday

Update coming soon, stay tuned!