England wins bronze in the Language Perfect World Championships!

Press release from Association for Language Learning, based at University of Leicester

Issued by the Association for Learning Languages on 23 September 2011

Language students from England finished ahead of their European counterparts in the Language Perfect World Championships, winning a bronze medal in the global language competition. Australia won gold overall, followed by New Zealand with silver. Students from around the world answered over 36 million questions in the week long competition, which took place 09-16 September 2011, just as rugby teams from around the world converged on New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup. English students beat the rest of Europe for the second year running, after their fantastic win in the ALL European Language Olympics in 2010.

The Association for Language Learning (ALL), based at the University of Leicester, represents a nationwide community of language teachers - teachers of all languages, working in all sectors. The Association teamed up with ALL Corporate Member

Language Perfect, based in New Zealand, and many other language organisations around the world to run the Language Perfect World Championships: an intense online competition to learn vocabulary, verbs and common phrases from a wide range of foreign languages. Wallington High School for Girls, with a score of 262,116. An English student, Qays L from Bristol Grammar School, brought home the first prize in Russian, with a score of 4,581. Bristol Grammar School and Wallington High School for Girls were also the top schools in Russian and Spanish respectively. But schools from other parts of the UK also did extremely well: Ysgol Dyffryn Taf in Wales had an average score per student of 1554 with just 65 students, one of the highest in the competition. And students at St Leonard's School in Scotland, the only Scottish school taking part in the championships, were still up and competing in the tournament at 2:30am on the final day!


For further information, please contact:

Wendy Newman Professional Officer Association for Language Learning University of Leicester LEICESTER LE1 7RH e: wendyn@all-languages.org.uk t: +44 116 229 7604 w: www.all-languages.org.uk

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