'Arabic is one of the world’s great languages.' Image (c) Neil Hester licensed under CC-BY-NC, adapted from the original.
'Arabic is one of the world’s great languages.' Image ©

Neil Hester licensed under CC-BY-NC, adapted from the original.

Applications now open

Our Arabic Speaking Competition is now open to pupils based in the United Kingdom aged 10-18, with a deadline of 31 January 2022.

Individual learners of Arabic will perform an oral presentation to a judging panel of fluent Arabic speakers, communicating at a language level appropriate to their learning. The performance will be followed by questions from the judges, depending on the student’s level.

Performances may last up to two minutes, and will take place online between 23 February and 23 March 2022.

Students should enter the competition through their school teacher. Entrants must speak in Modern Standard Arabic not dialect. Beginner level students are encouraged to apply. 

The winners will be announced at a National Celebration Event in either May or June 2022. Please read the Arabic Speaking Competition Guide 2022 for all the details and tips to help with your application.

Arabic Speaking Competition 2021 Winners

  • Amira – Bolton Muslim Girls School, Bolton
  • Faaiza - Bolton Muslim Girls School, Bolton
  • Fatima – Madani School, Leicester
  • Nour – Life Sciences UTC, Liverpool
  • Nuzhat - Bolton Muslim Girls School, Bolton 
  • Rand – Abraham Moss Community School, Manchester
  • Shaza – Bolder Academy, London
  • Weam – Friends School, Lisburn

Watch the recording of our celebration event.