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Announcement of the winners of the Languages Speak Up competition
News  ¦  23/11/2011  ¦  European Union European Union

To celebrate the European Day of Languages, and Language Rich Europe launched a competition to find Language Ambassadors who are willing to lend their voice to the cause of language learning by creating a short video of their linguistic journey.

We’d like to thank all participants for their submissions, their enthusiasm and their creativity! After a tough decision for the jury, the winners of the Languages Speak Up competition have now been announced.

The first prize goes to Khafi Kareem, a 22 year old student from London who speaks fluently French, Italian, English, Yoruba and British Sign Language. 


The second prize goes to young Lithuanian rapper Deividas Jakavicius who is fluent in Lithuanian, English and Russian.


23 year old Sophie Reece-Trapp from England won the third prize, impressing the jury with her French, English, German and Dutch language skills. 

The videos of all participants can be found here. The and Language Rich Europe project teams want to thank all participants once again for their participation in this competition and their help to raise awareness of the benefits of multilingualism!

EUNIC in Brussels European Federation for Intercultural Learning Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres
European Theatre Convention Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU Federation of European Publishers
EUROCLIO European Council of Literary Translators' Associations EEE-YFU
European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) Federal Union of European Nationalities European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE)
European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) European Forum of Vocational Education and Training Literature Across frontiers
Culturelink Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste RECIT
Eurolang European Publishers Council Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)
European Association for Terminology European Council of Artists (ECA) Club de Madrid
CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) ALTE European Federation of National Institutions for Language

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