Last month, Aquinas College language students competed in the annual Language Perfect World Championships. Competitors from more than 1300 schools around the world answered more than 200 million questions in just 10 days, creating a huge buzz around language learning.
Between 15 and 25 May 2017, students were tested on their language skills, including reading, writing, listening, dictation and cultural knowledge. They gained points by answering questions and as they reached certain thresholds they earned certificates and went into the draw to win great prizes.
Aquinas College did exceptionally well, coming 15th in New Zealand for our size category. We had 31 students gain individual awards.
A huge congratulations to Madoka Fujimoto, Elise Oxenham and Jordan Oxenham who earned an Elite award, the highest level possible, placing them in the top 0.2% of competitors across the globe.
Well done to all our competitors and we look forward to competing again next year.