Established for the first time in 2010, this festival immerses students in a language rich immersion environment the entire time of the festival. Students sign a pact with LinguaFest that they will only use the target language during the hours of instruction. In addition to the day time activities, students participate in an Amazing Race, play games like “Lingo Bingo”, and participate in Linguafest’s own Lingua-Idol. Participants are grouped with students from different schools by language groups (e.g. Spanish) and then place on teams by country (e.g. Argentina). They then work with their new team members as they develop their language and cultural understanding of the target language.