Globalfest Illinois has been a successful Language and Cultural Event for over 25 years. We are looking forward to sharing with you a different structure that we hope will better meet the needs of the teachers and student.
GlobalFest Illinois is a celebration of world languages and culture, where participants immerse themselves into authentic world cultural experiences, languages and competitions. Middle and secondary school students make new forward thinking connections useful in our global society.
Middle and Secondary School Students, Clubs and organizations. Private Clubs, Organizations and Groups such as 4-H, Girl & Boy Scouts of America. All Groups must be accompanied by ?Authorized Personnel.
Language Immersion and Cultural Discovery Rooms, Cultural Stage Performances, Global Market, and more.
Teachers, professional performers and presenters, authentic native speakers, student organizations and clubs.
GlobalFest Illinois meets State of Illinois and Common Core educational standards for students. Teachers earn Professional Development Units for attending, presenting, and participating.
The Globalfest Illinois committee is constantly looking for new dynamic committee members. We need several new members who will be dedicated to the GlobalFest Illinois mission "We Bring the World to Illinois." The committee has three to four planning meetings per year.
We are also looking for language professionals, native speakers and collegiate students going into Language Education/ International Business, who are willing to share their language and culture with students at this event.
Contact: Cathryn Harshman
GlobalFest Illinois Chairwoman
Affiliated with the GlobalFest Illinois Committee, ICTFL and Affiliates, Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois Asian Studies, and the University of Illinois International and Area Studies Centers: The European Union Center; Russian, East European and Eurasian Center; Center for International Business Education and Research; Center for Global Studies; and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.