Challenges & Competitions

A number of ALL’s member-led local groups (Branches, Networks and Primary Hubs), Language Networks and partners run challenges and competitions for language learners in their local area, or at a regional or national level. Information about competitions which are currently open for entry can be found below. Competition results and success stories can be found under the News tab.

Latest Competitions

Vocab Express Global Challenge 2018

Vocab Express is a unique learning platform that uses text, images and audio to provide an engaging environment in which students can build their vocabulary across 14 modern and classical languages. The Global Challenge 2018 is a week long, vocabulary learning...

Have Your Say Competition 2018

Entries for this competition have now closed. Schools are invited to enter pupils for this year's exciting competition for young linguists, run by ALL's Essex and East Anglian Branch. Have Your Say is a speaking competition for pupils in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Pupils...

The Languages Challenge

Run by SOAS, University of London, the Languages Challenge is now in its fourth year. The Languages Challenge is a co-curricular project aimed at supporting students in Years 8 to 10 develop independent and collaborative learning skills in language studies. In that...


ALL runs events across the country, ranging from big national events like the annual Language World conference to small events for local networks.


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