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

ALLNE and partners are once again organising the annual European Day of Languages Competition for Schools and in 2018 it is again open to anyone!  We were delighted with response from around the country in last year’s competition (I have a dream) and look forward to the entries this year!  The organising committee invites language learners in any key stage to create a piece of text in a language they are learning on the theme.

We hope that younger language learners might focus on the idea of an (imaginary?) illustrated recipe for something to eat or drink, using appropriate vocabulary and structures, while older students might explore more personal, abstract or social issues as well – A recipe for happiness. There will be prizes!

Our recipe: take a good idea, mix in the ideas of language learners around the country; make something lovely, worth sharing with others!  The idea of a Recipe could be framed in the context of healthy diet if this fits your school’s philosophy, and relates to a range of other educational aims in language and literacy – e.g. register, text type and form.  The text must include words in a language or languages other than English, and could include imagery relating to the concept. Presentation is important, but judges will look principally at the language in the text, rather than the quality of any images.

No entry can be larger than a sheet of A4 paper.

Pupils should write their name, age, language used, class, teacher and school on the back of their entry. Please give teacher contact details on the pro forma below for your bundle of entries so that we can contact winners.

We reserve the right to use winning entries for display or promotional purposes and potentially for publication (including online), and will inform you accordingly through newsletters or e-bulletins. Please note that entries cannot be returned.

Entries are to be sent to: EDoL Competition, c/o René Koglbauer, Network for Languages, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, King George VI Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU.

The intention is that this might form an activity in your school around the European Day of Languages itself (Wednesday, 26th September), so the deadline for submission of entries will be: Monday, 8th October 2018.

For further details, please refer to the flyer European Day of Languages 2018 – A recipe (for hapiness).

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