Brandeis Language Oscars

Brandeis Language Oscars is a fun competition among students who are finishing their second semester of a language study.

Students in the level-20 courses create an original video that showcases their creativity and conversational skills in the target language. Each participating language selects one video to represent their group at the Language Oscars during a festive viewing event. A jury panel consisting of faculty members from all participating languages votes to select the first- and second-place winners, who receive cash prizes.

This WLC initiative was launched in spring 2013 to showcase language-learning at Brandeis and is supported by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

2024 Brandeis Language Oscars Winners

Watch the finalists in the Language Video Competition. Multi-lingual (with English subtitles). Created by second-semester language students. International desserts and popcorn!

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Presented by the World Languages and Cultures Committee and Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

First Place - Russian
Three Russian Studies students

Сватовство по-русски / Russian Matchmaking

Creators: Alexandra Jenkin '25, Annaliese Merritt '26, Nachum Sullivan '27 Instructor: Irina Dubinina TA: Jenia Zaretskaia

Second Place - Korean
Four Korean Studies students

에반의 언어와 문화쇼 / Evan's Culture Show

Creators: Evan Keleti '26, Janet Hu '26, Jacob Cha '26, Rosemary Sun '27 Instructor: Eun-Jo Lee

Third Place - Italian
Four Italian Studies students

Omicidio Nel Giorno della Fest della Donna / Murder of Women’s Day

Creators: J Minichiello '27, Lillie Singleton '26, Lance Zima '27, Andy Horrigan '27 Instructor: Paola Servino

Special Mentions

Most Original Idea: German - Es gibt keine Monster mehr / There are no more monsters now

Best Acting: Italian - Omicidio Nel Giorno della Fest della Donna / Murder of Women’s Day

Past Winners