Modern Languages Events

Please Note: The 2020 Modern Language Film Festival and Poster Contest is canceled. Please join us for the 2021 Modern Language Film Festival and Poster Contest next year!

Film Festival
The Modern Language Film Festival is held every year in the spring semester.

Modern Language Department Poster Contest
Design a poster on the theme, “Exploring Culture Through Language.”
Feature a single language taught at Oakton, or include all 13 languages offered—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Entries to this juried competition will be displayed at the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses.

GRAND PRIZE:
Free Modern Language Course at Oakton* (4 credit hours)
2nd Prize: $100 Oakton Bookstore Gift Certificate
3rd Prize: $75 Oakton Bookstore Gift Certificate
Honorable Mention: $50 Oakton Bookstore Gift Certificate

RULES: Contest is open to all students. Artwork must be original and include the phrase, “Exploring Culture Through Language.” No copyrighted characters or clip art. All media accepted. Submit entries on 11” x 17” poster board with a completed entry/release form (available in Language Labs). One entry per student. Posters will be judged by a panel of art and graphic design faculty. All decisions are final.

CONTEST DEADLINE is March 27, 2020. Submit all entries to either Language Lab (Room 2446, Des Plaines; Room C132, Skokie).

For additional contest information, email languagelab@oakton.edu or call Des Plaines (847.635.1612) or Skokie (847.635.1493).

*Out of district or international student grand prize winners will be reinbursed for the in-district tuition cost only, and must pay the difference before enrolling in a language course.

Our 2019 Winners

  • Grand Prize: Gabrielle Tornquist, Free Modern Language Course at Oakton
  • 2nd Prize: Christel Ayala, $200 Oakton bookstore gift certificate
  • 3rd Prize: Agnieszka Koszyk, $150 Oakton bookstore gift certificate
  • Honorable Mention: Jennifer Otsuka, $100 Oakton bookstore gift certificate

All winning posters will be on display in the Language Lab for one year. Stop by at Des Plaines or Skokie and take a look.