Thousands of students in grades 6 through 4 are already registered for PLAY+ and are preparing for the CLASS Challenge in December. You too, register your students now. You can also request your free documentation here.


The Big Challenge CONTEST is a major English language contest for middle school students that allows them to make progress in the language while having fun. A great motivational tool, the contest is taken by more than 600,000 students each year in Europe.

Why participate ?



A great motivational tool

The Big Challenge CONTEST is a real event in the school and an opportunity for students to show what they can do.

Ready to work harder to come in first and win prestigious prizes, they push themselves and make huge progress in English!


Choice of two formats

The contest is available online or in flexible format. 

You can enter your students in either format or split the entries between the online and flexible formats.

Thousands of prizes to be won. Everyone has a chance!

Cups, medals, tablets, headphones, pop-it, calendars, trips, game books, pencils, diplomas…

At the Big Challenge, everyone wins!

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A very simple organization

Our entire team is dedicated to making the Big Challenge experience the best it can be for students and teachers alike. We are here to simplify the organization throughout the year. 

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Can my pupils take part in the contest if my school doesn’t have (enough) computer equipment?

Yes, there are several ways to participate:

  • For schools with computers/tablets, pupils can do the test 100% online
  • For schools where this isn’t an option, you can project the test questions onto a screen in class and have your pupils fill in answer sheets printed from your teacher’s account
  • Alternatively, you can print both the question papers and answer sheets from your teacher’s account
What do I need to do to organise the test?

Before the test, you need to prepare the questions and answer sheets:

  1. Download the audio files (for listening questions) and the answer sheets from your teacher’s account. Print out an answer sheet for each participant.
  2. For the questions:
    • If you wish to project the questions, you will need to do it during the test and play the audio files when necessary
    • If you are unable to project the questions, download the contest questions in addition to the answer sheets and print a copy per pupil.

After the test, collect the filled-in answer sheets, scan them and upload them to your teacher’s account.

You don’t need to do anything else. We take care of marking the papers, calculating the scores and working out the rankings. Once that’s done, we’ll send the prizes to your school.

Will my pupils be able to do the listening questions?

Yes, listening questions are accessible to all. Download the audio files from your teacher’s account ahead of time and play them during the test. This way, everyone can benefit - even if they don’t have a computer or a tablet.

How do I return the answer sheets to be marked?

The answer sheets can be downloaded from your teacher’s account, printed and distributed to your pupils. Once they’ve filled them in, you can scan them and upload the files to your teacher’s account. We’ll take care of the rest. 

Request your information kit

Receive a brochure containing all the latest information about The Big Challenge, plus event posters for your school.