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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 & Debate tab.

Latest competitions

Nihongo Cup 2017

Applications for the Japanese Speech Contest, the Nihongo Cup, are now open. Details: The contest is split into three categories: Key Stage 3, Key Stages 4 and 5 Pre-GCSE and Key Stages 4 and 5 Post-GCSE. Please click here to see the Nihongo Cup Information and Rules....

Oxford German Olympiad Competition 2017

Every year, the Oxford German Network calls all young learners of German to participate in its national German competition, the Oxford German Olympiad. In 2016/2017, they would like to explore German peoples, languages and culture beyond the borders of Germany: their...

Oxford University Spanish Flash Fiction Competition

Did you know that the shortest story in Spanish is only seven words long? Here it is: ‘Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí’ (Augusto Monterroso, “El dinosaurio”). Write a story in Spanish of not more than 100 words, and send it to...


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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