The winners of the inaugural b small Little Linguist Award were announced today, chosen from hundreds of entries from UK schools and individuals ranging in age from six to eleven, and including stories in Spanish, French and German.
Children were provided with a story template and invited to compose a foreign language book in their own words and pictures, in a celebration of storytelling and foreign language learning.
The competition was launched by b small publishing, and supported by specialist language learning retailer Little Linguist, to promote the cause of primary modern foreign language teaching ahead of its introduction into the National Curriculum. The winners are ‘Est-ce que je peux’ by Willesborough Junior School in the 6-9 years category, and ‘Planeta Americano’ by Ashwin de Silva in the 9-11 years category. Each winner will see their story published as a PDF e-book on the b small website, and receive a library of b small language learning books worth £100.