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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!

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

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