Language and Business Competition

Our Language and Business competition is a challenge set for Year 9 and 10 students who have an interest in, or are studying, French, Spanish or German.

The event is designed to bring language learning to life, help build their confidence and make learning a language exciting for young people. We hope to encourage them to continue with their language learning beyond GCSE and to understand the importance of languages in a business context.

The competition runs from January to March and consists of two in-school workshops that will be delivered by our postgraduate students.  Schools will then select finalists and bring those students to an on-campus final.


Language and Business Competition 2021/22

Please note that bookings for the Language and Business competition 2021/22 have now closed as all places have been filled.

You can find out more about the programme in our teacher booklet here.

Please email Alex Peel on if you have any further queries about this project.

In line with our Widening Participation targets we prioritise workshops to state schools but will take expressions of interest from all schools. Please be aware that due to a limited budget we can only deliver live in school workshops to schools which are within two hours of the university by public transport.