Language on Film Competition

A film competition for Key Stage 3 pupils to write, direct and produce a short film (max 5 mins) of any genre in a foreign language, with English subtitles

The competition has five stages, four of which have to be submitted as part of the competition. There is a deadline for completion of each stage.

Only digital video devices and Microsoft Moviemaker or iMovie may be used – no professional film-making software is permitted.

A premiere evening will take place for the winning films from each school in June/July (date tbc) at Anglia Ruskin University.

Location: East of England

Timing: Monday, 26 September, 2016–Friday, 21 July, 2017


For more information, details of film-making training and to see past winners visit the wiki:

Routes into Languages East Sing to the Future: Language BeatZ Competition

A competition for Year 8s, using the curriculum to create songs...

The aim of the Sing to the Future: Language Beatz is for students in Year 8 to practise and improve their foreign language skills (any language they are learning in school), by transferring language from the KS3 curriculum into catchy, memorable song lyrics. 

It is about harnessing the power of music for learning. Music, rhythm and song make words memorable. Using music creatively in groups for language learning is both motivating and effective.

The competition element is voluntary and offers an opportunity to showcase what has been created.

Date: Monday, 26 September, 2016–Friday, 21 July, 2017

Region: East of England

To register for 2016/7 please click here - it will help the organisers to know how many people are involved and enable them to keep you up-to-date with what's going on.

Capital L Languages Challenge

The Challenges aim to:

  • Provide students with opportunities to actively engage with languages
  • Encourage independent study skills
  • Raise the profile of all languages

The Challenges can be completed in any language other than English.

It is targeted at Years, 8, 9 and 10.

After tasks are completed, students should complete the entry form which involves thinking about the skills and knowledge they have used and developed to complete each task.

The deadline for submitting entries is 1 May 2016.