University of Southern Indiana

Language Bowl

Each year, the Department of World Languages and Cultures hosts an academic language bowl for local high schools. Students participate in French, German, Spanish, and Latin competitions.

2019 Academic Language Bowl Winners

Each year, the USI World Languages and Cultures Department hosts an academic language bowl for local high schools. Students participate in French, German, Spanish, & Latin competitions. 14 high schools participated this year and we want to congratulate the winners!

Language and Culture Competition 
FRENCH
1st - Castle High School
2nd - EVSC North High School
3rd - North Daviess High School

GERMAN
1st - FJ Reitz High School
2nd - Evansville Central High School
3rd - TIE - Jasper High School & EVSC Harrison High School

SPANISH
1st - North Daviess High School
2nd - TIE - Heritage Hills High School & Perry Central High School

Film Competition
FRENCH
EVSC North High School

GERMAN
Jasper High School

SPANISH
North Daviess High School


2019 Language Bowl Information

If your school plans to participate in the Language Bowl, please fill out the RESPONSE FORM and return to:

World Languages and Cultures Department
ATTN: Dr. Silvia Rode
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712

Language and Culture Competition

Individual language sections will run simultaneously, with room numbers for French, German, Latin, and Spanish to be posted at the welcome table outside Carter Hall. Teams will answer questions on grammar and culture. As in previous years, grammar questions will cover material through the intermediate level in each language. This year, the culture questions will focus on a theme. Please see the themes for the 2019 Language Bowl below:

In German, 20th Century German Cinema: Films, Filmmakers, and Actors
In Latin, N/A.
In Spanish, 20th Century Spanish Books and Authors 
In French, French Art and Artists of the 19th Century

Please click the link below for a complete list of categories and guidelines for the Language and Culture Competition.

Language and Culture Competition Categories

Language and Culture Competition Guidelines

Film Competition
This competition will begin immediately after the Language Competition. Students will submit entries by uploading their films to YouTube.com no later than March 14, 2019.


The theme of the Film Competition is "Cultural (Re)presentations in Film, Literature, and the Arts."  All screenplays must be original scripts or student-created adaptations. They must be written by the students enrolled in the foreign language class. Please see the PDFs linked below for guidelines and specific instructions.

Film Competition Guidelines

Talent Release Form

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