|The Big Challenge 2021|
Unfortunately no, it is not allowed.
We are very strict about applying the rule that states “The contest is not open to native English speakers. Nor is it open to bilingual students. It is reserved for students whose knowledge of English has been acquired essentially within the regular school system of the respective country. Native English speaking students who have been registered by mistake will be excluded from regional and national rankings and will not be able to win any of the prizes intended for regional or national winners.”
The contest was created to motivate students who don't speak English as a language of their own.
The Big Challenge coordinating teacher is given the task of organising THE BIG CHALLENGE at their school. You will act as an intermediary between the team of THE BIG CHALLENGE and the teachers at your school whose students are participating. You will take care of the registration process, the organisation of the competition (reception of the contest link and Big Challenge Code as well as the prize packages; organisation of a room and fixing a time when the competition will be held).
The coordinating teacher acts as a contact person for us, but can of course also share their tasks with other teachers at the school.
List of all the necessary steps to carry out the Big Challenge at your school:
To register your students for the competition, you can simply fill out the online registration form and pay the registration fee from mid/end September. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail right away with all the necessary payment information.
Registration is possible until early March - the exact date will be announced soon.
To prepare for the competition, your students can play educational games on our GAME ZONE. All questions of the category QUIZ were taken from previous years of the competition. By regularly practising your students can quickly improve their English and track their progress.
The interactive learning platform covers all core competencies and is available free of charge on all operating systems. This means that all students can play on the Game Zone, whether they are registered for the competition or not. However, in order to motivate children to study English all year round, it makes sense to also take part in the competition, since practice makes Best!
Using this link you will find all the necessary information on how your students can use the Game Zone.
You can also find previous tests on our website: https://www.thebigchallenge.com/benelux/previous-tests/.
The best way to register is to use our online form. All you need is the number of participants per year and your e-mail address. You will receive a confirmation per e-mail right away.
There can only be ONE coordinating teacher and ONE registration at a time, so please make sure that there is not another teacher at your school who has already registered some students for the competition.
Step-by-step instructions for the online form: