Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Spring Essay Contest

 

 

Do you love writing in your language class? Do you want to win prizes for your creative ideas? Then enter the Annual Essay Contest presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures!

What can I win?

A prize will be awarded to one student from the intermediate level of each language of Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

A prize will be awarded to one student from the advanced level of each language of Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Who can sign up?

Intermediate Level: All students taking 103, 104, or 201 who have  received a B in the fall semester and who are showing an equivalent or higher level in the spring semester mid-term grades are eligible.

Advanced Level: Students in 202 or above who have a B in the spring mid-term grades are eligible.

How do I sign up?

The application deadline is announced in the Spring Semester.  Application forms can be obtained from the individual professor and the Language Learning Center.

What will I have to do?

The intermediate level will write an essay of about two pages in the language studied on a subject given at the time. The use of dictionaries will be permitted.

The advanced level will write an essay of three to five pages in the language studied on a topic given at the time. The use of dictionaries will be permitted.

Previous Winners

2022

Advanced French

Winner: Jordan Bellet-Edimo
Honorable Mention: Hodavia Kalombo
Most Creative: Lupe Labra Valencia

Intermediate Italian

Winner: Matthew Gamerdinger

Intermediate Spanish

Winner: Michele Langowski
Honorable Mention: Matt Anderson
Most Creative: Nosa Omoregbee

Advanced Spanish

Winner: Jasmine Diaz-Martinez
Honorable Mention: Bobby Portway
Most Creative: Sage Factora

 

2019

  • Tiffany Evans - Advanced Chinese
  • Kiara RoederYika - Intermediate French
  • Margaret Alves - Advanced German
  • Hope Pinsonault - Intermediate Italian
  • Julia Cataneo - Advanced Italian
  • Rosemary DiTaranto - Intermediate Spanish
  • Alaina Harris - Intermediate Spanish, Honorable Mention
  • Jessica Cooperman - Advanced Spanish
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