The 2015 Junior Language Challenge

The Junior Language Challenge semi-finals take place this week! Good luck to all the children taking part - we hope you've enjoyed learning Mandarin and we're looking forward to a great competition... For more information about the Junior Language Challenge and how you can get involved, email


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Why join the JLC?

  • It makes languages fun!
  • It introduces children to new, exciting languages
  • It doesn't take up loads of teacher or parent time
  • It raises money for charity
  • There are some great prizes on offer!
Read more about the reasons to join the JLC.

"This once in a life-time experience really interested me in learning new languages and I would describe it as one of the best learning opportunities I have ever had. What made it even more special was that I had never won such a big trophy in my life!"
Yash Suribhatla, JLC Champion 2014

Where the money goes

All entrance fees from the JLC are donated to onebillion, a non-profit company set up to reach children in developing countries, where lack of resources makes a good education hard to obtain. In Malawi, they have already established two oneclass learning centres, providing their apps in the local language, on tablets powered by solar power.

To find out more about onebillion and the apps they make for individuals and schools here in the UK, please visit their website.