Next Stop London: English Challenge

Win a Class Trip with your entire class to London! Teachers, register your class and challenge your students. It’s easy to participate! (www.nextstoplondon.org)

http://www.nextstoplondon.org

Step 1: Students take part in a multiple choice English test.
Step 2: The fifty top-scoring participants from each country will be nominated to write a short essay.
Step 3: Winner is selected by national voting and by members of World Council of Language Teaching

This challenge is open to all students in junior, junior high and high schools and the first prize is a long weekend in London for you and your entire class!

1. GENERAL INFORMATION
“Next Stop London” is an English competition for secondary and high school students that enables each participant a chance to win a class trip to London. The Competition is divided into two steps, as briefly described below.
 
Step one: Students take part in a multiple choice English test.
The test is made up of three integrated sections where the first section tests the students’ knowledge of British history, the second section tests the students’ knowledge of British culture and the third section tests the students’ language knowledge.
The test comes in three different levels, one for preliminary school students, one for junior high school students or equivalent and one for high school students or equivalent.
The Quiz starts in beginning of October and runs until the 22nd of January. Every student will get to do the Quiz three times — once to practice and twice to take the test itself. The best time and result will be recorded and they will be scored on how accurately and quickly they answer the 30 questions.
 

Step two: The fifty top-scoring participants from each country will be nominated to write a short essay of between 250–750 words.
The Writing Challenge takes place throughout February.
The Essays will be scored using the following criteria:  content, impression on the reader, grammatical range and accuracy, appropriacy and organization.

All participants then get to vote for the best contribution nationally according to the first two criteria. WCLT will then mark the essays according to the last three criteria and the overall winning entry will be selected. That persons’ class wins a class trip to London for each of the participants in the competition. The 2nd prize is free Englishtown interactive studies for the whole class and 3rd prize is a visit from a native-Speaker guest teacher.

Winners are selected by World Council of Language Teaching,  (WCLT) in its sole discretion and by national voting. All participants and the public get to vote for the best contribution nationally according to the first two criteria (content and impression on the reader). WCLT will mark the Essays according to the last three criteria (grammatical range and accuracy,  appropriacy and organization) and the overall winning entry will be selected.

The promoter of the Competition is:
EF International Language Schools B.V.
IJsbaanpad 2, 1076 CV Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Adrian Mihiotis

Adrian Mihiotis

Profesor limbi straine la Şcoala cu clasele I-VIII ''Pia Bratianu'', Bucuresti. Absolvent al Facultatii de limbi si literaturi straine, Universitatea Bucuresti.