There are a whole host of competitions out there for language learners. Entering these can easily be made into a class project and could bring kudos and attention to our subject as well as be a motivational tool. Check out this selection:

  1. Lancaster University Essay Competition (Years 10, 11, 12 & 13 French, Chinese, Spanish, German & Italian). For more information or to enter, please contact the Department of Languages and Cultures via email: languagesessayprize@lancaster.ac.uk
  2. Oxford German Olympiad (all year groups) Oxford German Network | Oxford German Olympiad 2023
  3. Stephen Spender Prize (Translation Competition for all levels, all languages) Stephen Spender Prize – Stephen Spender Trust (stephen-spender.org)
  4. ISMLA Writing competition SMLA – Independent Schools’ Modern Languages Association
  5. British Council Arabic Speaking Competition Arabic Speaking Competition 2023 | British Council

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