The 2015 Junior Language Challenge

Welcome to the Junior Language Challenge, the annual language competition for children aged 10 and under in the UK. If you're a teacher, you can register a school group, or if you're a parent you can register your child individually. Find out more about the JLC and please feel free to email us at if you have any questions.


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What past contestants say


"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


"It felt amazing to win the JLC. I am really looking forward to going to Malawi and seeing how JLC has helped children's education there."
Ella Whittingham, JLC Champion 2013

"The competition inspired me to learn languages; I am looking to apply to university to do law and Spanish or interpreting and translating. The JLC was an amazing experience and I was proud to be part of it."
Marliese Perks, JLC Contestant 2003


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.