On September 9th 2011, New Zealand firm, Language Perfect are launching the largest ever online language learning competition on the planet enabling school children from the southern and northern hemispheres to compete with each other, track their own scores and drive their school up the international scoreboard! The World Championships will last a week and be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate languages worldwide! Pupils can win prizes and earn certificates the more points they accumulate for their school!
To enhance this year's global challenge, the guys from Language Perfect have asked me to experiment with the potential of social media to spread the word and encourage as many people as possible to take part. I'm thrilled at the prospect and hope you can help. Building on the strength of feedback from last year's competition, I thought it would be a good idea to set up a Posterous blog and invite participants to email in their thoughts, share their experiences and basically get involved!
All you have to do is send your contributions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach any multimedia content to your message. Posterous will then embed and resize everything for you! Feel free to start posting straight away and tell us what you thought of last year's competition. It would be great to hear from you!
You can also send a tweet to @languageperfect and please use the tag #lpwc so we can follow your messages.
As an extra incentive, the first 250 schools from anywhere in the world who put the code (JDALE) after their school's name when registering will get 50 student places for FREE. What an offer!
For more information about the Language Perfect World Championships blog go to www.languageperfectworldchamps.posterous.com
Should prove an interesting experiment.
Here's a trailer to whet your appetite!