Language Competitions

Ontario Secondary Schools Spanish Contest/Concurso de Español de las Escuelas Secundarias de Ontario –

Canada’s French Public Speaking Contest/Le Concours et festival d’art oratoire –

Toronto Universities’ French Contest – Toronto (University of Toronto – St. George) Open to schools in Toronto, York, Durham, and Peel regions –

OATI Italian Contest – Toronto (University of Toronto – St. George) –

Ontario S.S. Spanish Contest – Ontario Secondary Schools Spanish Contest/Concurso de Español de las Escuelas Secundarias de Ontario – Toronto (North York) –

Ontario H.S. German Contest – Sunday, April 7, 2019  – Oakville –

The “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition is a large-scale international contest sponsored by Hanban, and is well-known in the cultural and educational exchanges worldwide. It consists of 3 events: “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign High School Students and “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students in China. The competition is held yearly, organized and carried out by the Organizing Committee.

International Linguistics Olympiad – The IOL is one of 13 International Science Olympiads for secondary school students, and has been held annually since 2003. Each year, teams of young linguists from around the world gather and test their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in language and linguistics.

The 4th KBS WORLD Radio Korean Language Video Contest – This contest is open to foreign nationals who live outside South Korea and are not of Korean descent. Contestants are required to submit a video of a speech in Korean for one to three minutes on a topic determined by KBS World Radio. 

Japanese State Speech Contest – Branches of Japan America Society in various states hold Japanese speech contest annually and each branch runs their own contest. The contest runs for one day and the winners from each division will be announced at the end of the day. The different divisions include poetry, haiku, free speech, and a skit.

North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad NACLO is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving these puzzles, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary. Professionals in linguistics, computational linguistics and language technologies use dozens of languages to create engaging problems that represent cutting edge issues in their fields. The competition has attracted top students to study and work in those same fields. It is truly an opportunity for young people to experience a taste of natural-language processing in the 21st century.

The Education Perfect Languages Championship is a 7-day online event celebrating learning and achievement in Languages. With approximately 200,000 participants each year, this is a great opportunity to inspire your students’ language learning while they compete on a global scale. There is a $30,000 prize pool especially for the Language Perfect World Championships. Contestants can enter through their participating schools or language institutions, as well as individually.