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

Juvenes Translatores

Juvenes Translatores is a translation competition  for secondary schools. Each selected school can enter 2-5 participants born in 2002.  Participants can choose to translate from any official EU language into any other official EU language. The competition will be...

ALL NE European Day of Languages Competition

A magical trip ALLNE and partners are once again organising the annual European Day of Languages Competition for Schools and in 2019 it is again open to anyone!  We were delighted with response from around the country in last year’s competition - A recipe (for...

Vocab Express League of Champions. Know your vocabulary? Prove it!

The annual Vocab Express League of Champions runs this year from the 9th October to the 15th of October.  Last year, over 25,000 students from over 200 schools competed in the League of Champions against institutions around the globe.  Schools that compete find it...

                                       Annual Competitions

French Pop Video

Organised by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, students compete in age-group categories across primary and secondary


Annual competition for schools in the UK, organised in the North-East

Have Your Say

Have Your Say is a speaking competition for pupils in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10

German Debating

Debating competition for Year 11 and 12 organised by the Goethe-Institut, London

UK Linguistics Olympiad

Competition for any age, any ability level where competitors have to solve linguistic data problems

Strictly Speaking

Coming soon!


Poetry Live

Coming soon!

Language Perfect

Students from across the globe compete to learn vocabulary, verbs and common phrases

Foreign Language Spelling Bee

Competition for Year 7 to practise and improve vocabulary, spelling and memory skills in French, German or Spanish

Foreign Language Translation Bee

Competition for Years 8 & 9 to practice and improve vocabulary, spelling and memory skills in French, German or Spanish

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