The Vocab Express championships appealed to a competitive side for languages we didn't know [students] had! Everyone was talking about it, which helped increase awareness of languages across the school and gave a real sense of community spirit. We will without doubt be competing next year and would definitely recommend it to other schools.
Karine Kleywegt, Dartford Grammar School for Girls

25th September – 1st October 2014

Create a languages buzz around your school to kick-start the new academic year!

The Vocab Express League of Champions will run from Thursday 25th September until Wednesday 1st October 2014 and is an exciting way to engage students in vocabulary building by challenging them to compete against other schools across the UK and from around the world.

  • pitch your students against other schools’ to compete for top position
  • numerous school and student certificates to play for with cash prizes for top placed students
  • real-time leaderboards to track the action as it happens
  • excellent way to participate in the European Day of Languages
  • raise the profile of the Languages Department within your school

The challenge will feature French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Hebrew and Latin competitions, and for the first time a Portuguese competition.

The teacher's flyer for the championship which contains more information is available through a guest login (see below).

The challenge is free to all schools subscribing to Vocab Express. In addition, there are 100 free school places available to non-subscribers, each for up to 150 students.

There are currently 71 free non-subscriber school places left!

To sign up for one of the free school places, please register for guest access by clicking below through which you can then enrol your school.

Guest Access

Note: existing subscribers or schools currently in a trial do not need to re-register here – instead, to enrol, please ask your Vocab Express school administrator to log in and navigate to the Admin page where they will find an option to enrol for the championship under the Summary tab.

Once the championship has started, real-time scores will appear on this page at both a student and a school level.

The championship is kindly sponsored by Oxford University Press.

Good luck everyone!

Oxford University Press

We have been absolutely delighted with the positive impact this has had on boys' learning and with the way it has raised the profile of Modern Languages within our school.
Robin Edmundson, Head of Modern Languages, City of London School