MLTAWA Languages Live! Statewide Reading Time and Competition

The MLTAWA is launching a new Languages Competition and we are very excited to invite all Western Australian Schools to participate.

The MLTAWA Languages Live – Statewide Reading Time and Competition is a new initiative that will allow metro and regional schools to come together to celebrate our multicultural society through Languages. And the best part of it is that the event will be live!

The competition will consist of a short reading in Language followed by a live quiz. Groups of four students will be selected for each language by their teacher to represent the school. However, we encourage the whole school to watch the event live and cheer their Languages Team on as they compete!

Who can participate?

All WA Schools with a Languages Program and with a teacher who is an MLTAWA member will be able to register their school.

What year levels are eligible?  

There will be two eligible groups: One from Years 3-6 and one from Years 7-10. Teachers will need to select four students who will represent the school and year level. One student from each year level (Primary Schools: Years 3-6 – Secondary Schools: Years 7-10) will need to be selected to form the group of four. If schools do not have a Languages Program for each one of these years, teachers will be able to form a team of four students from the year levels they teach, these should be evenly distributed.

What languages can participate?

Schools with Languages Programs in any of the following languages will be eligible to participate: Italian, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Spanish, Greek, Hindi and Arabic. Availability for each language to be a part of this competition is subject to having a minimum of two teams able to compete with each other.

How do we register?

To register your Expression of Interest and your Languages Team, please complete the following FORM by Friday, October 15th.

Who else can watch the MLTAWA Languages Live Competition?

We encourage the whole school to watch their Languages Team and reading live and come together during this 30-minute live competition to celebrate Languages in Western Australia.

When will the competition take place?

The competition will take place live on October 29th in the morning. The exact time will be confirmed once the Languages Teams have been submitted. Please make sure you and your team are available on this day before submitting your Expression of Interest. Schools are encouraged to enjoy the reading time and watch the competition live as a whole school.

Videos of the winning submissions may be screened at future MLTAWA events and/or posted on the MLTAWA website, MLTAWA YouTube channel and the MLTAWA Facebook page.

All competition submissions are bound by the Languages in the Mainstream competition Terms and Conditions.  

Key Dates  

15 October 2021         MLTAWA Languages Live!  Expressions of interest due

29 October 2021        MLTAWA Languages Live!  Competition date

30 October 2021        Winners invited to attend the MLTAWA Competitions’ Awards Ceremony

4 November 2021      Winners collect their prizes and certificates at the MLTAWA Competitions’ Awards Ceremony  

For any queries, please contact our President Elect, Marisa Schiavi via email at [email protected]

Related documents

Declaration Form

Code of Conduct

Terms and Conditions

Quick links to other MLTAWA Competitions

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