SOAS University of London

Academic Services: Widening Participation

2017/18 Languages Challenge

Date: 26 September 2017Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 3 May 2018Time: All Day


Type of Event: Workshop

The Languages Challenge is open to all students in Years 8, 9 and 10.

This activity provides an opportunity for learners to:

  • apply and develop their existing knowledge of foreign languages through active learning
  • use and improve their speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in foreign languages
  • explore new languages and their culture with school mates, family and friends
  • practice team work, collaborative learning and use their creativity whilst drawing on a range of skills and
  • understanding how languages apply to ICT, Geography, Languages, Science, Food Technology, Art and Design, English, Music, etc.


Following last year's feedback and suggestions we have :

  1. Created a ‘make-your-own’ task. Following the enormous feedback from students who wanted to think outside of the box, we now give teams the opportunity to design a task themselves!
  2. Put a bigger emphasis on creativity. It is important that teams use their own initiative and be as creative as possible, it makes the task much more enjoyable for teams and judges.
  3. Asked teams to focus more on teamwork. This is a team effort and we want the tasks to reflect the hard work and ideas of everyone in the team.

Please contact Renata Albuquerque on for more information.

To participate please fill in the form here.

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4745