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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!

ALTE FundaciĆ³n Academia Europea de Yuste European Council of Artists (ECA)
EUROCLIO Club de Madrid Culturelink
Eurolang Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU European Federation for Intercultural Learning
EEE-YFU Federal Union of European Nationalities Literature Across frontiers
European Forum of Vocational Education and Training CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) European Council of Literary Translators' Associations
European Publishers Council European Association for Terminology European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
European Federation of National Institutions for Language Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE)
RECIT Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) EUNIC in Brussels
European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) European Theatre Convention Federation of European Publishers

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