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

European Day of Languages 2021

European Day of Languages 2021 Annual competition for schools in the UK organised in North-East England My time capsule ALLNE, NfLNE and partners are once again organising the annual European Day of Languages Competition for Schools and in 2021 it is again open to...

Express Yourself in Lockdown

We all know that Speaking a language confidently and coherently is an important thing, and forms a critical part of linguistic and cultural development for all learners of languages. One of the impacts of COVID-19 has meant that many pupils have had fewer...

Routes into Languages East 2020-21

All Routes into Languages East 2020/21 projects are now ready for registration and payment: Primary Bee (Y5 & 6) Spelling Bee (Y7) Translation Bee (Y8 & Y9) Language Leader Award (rec.Y9 & above) Languages Challenge (all) LinguaMaths (Y7) Having just...

                                       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 in Isolation

The Stricly Speaking competition has been modified this year for an Isolation edition.

Strictly Speaking

An outline of how to run a Strictly Speaking Poetry Recitation  competition within a class, your school or between a group of schools, complete with sample anthologies in three languages.

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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