More information - The 7th International Willkommen foreign languages competition

Dear colleagues,

We are expressing our appreciation for your initiative, effort and commitment to participate in and support our project ”Znanjem kroz Evropu” (With knowledge through Europe) which aims to popularize foreign languages learning process in primary and secondary schools.

Willkommen competition will be realized in Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, Croatia, The Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Hungary and the Republic of Serbia and we are glad because you are a part of one international project which annually grows in terms of number of participants and partners.

Relevant information about the competition organization

  • The competition will be realized in all schools on the same date at the same time- on the 18th of May at 9 o’clock in the morning – English language and at 12 o’clock in the afternoon – German language and French language

* please  inform all students to arrive half an hour prior to the competition

  • Students must bring their report books to the competition and signed parent’s consent

(download the consent from our web site and bring it on the day of the competition, after the test hand it to coordinators )

  • Tests will be sent via e-mail to every partner school on Friday morning to school’s e-mail address and to the main coordinator’s e-mail address. Main coordinator guarantee with their signature that the tests are received, as well as for the preparation process and keeping the test in school’s safe until the very competition and for the regularity of entire student testing organization process. According to your lists, print number of tests, in accordance with number of students that applied. Partner schools prepare the tests for the guest students as well, that is, students coming from other schools.
  • Students should be seated in a way that there is one student per school desk

Testing process lasts 60 minutes + 45 minutes for essay- for primary schools and 60 minutes + 60 minutes for essay for secondary schools. Students do tests by using pen, and afterwards they copy their answers to the answer sheet which is at the end of the test. The tests are comprised of reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and essays

 

  • Upon the completion of the testing process, fill in the competition records – it is obligatory to write down teachers on duty, number of students who participated and coordinators. Please, fill in the tests in legible way and use block letters.
  • Upon the completion, tests, consents and report will be sent via registered mail to the following addresses:
  • For Serbia: Nemačko-austrijski kulturno edukativni Centar Willkommen, Đure Dukića 82, 36000 Kraljevo, Srbija
  • For Croatia: Nemačko-austrijski kulturno edukativni Centar Willkommen, Đure Dukića 82, 36000 Kraljevo, Srbija
  • For Hungary: NAKEC Willkommen, Djure Dukica 82, 36000 Kraljevo, Republic of Serbia
  • For Romania: NAKEC Willkommen, Djure Dukica 82, 36000 Kraljevo, Republic of Serbia
  • For the Republic of Srpska Tanja Petrovic, Cara Dusana L3/ IV/ 8, 74000 Doboj 
  • For Bosnia and Herzegovina: Tanja Petrovic, Cara Dusana L3/ IV/ 8, 74000 Doboj
  • For Montenegro: Tatjana Damjanovic, Nikice Knezevica, Roza zgrada 2 number 13 84000 Bijelo Polje
  • For the Republic of North Macedonia: Anita Staninova Mirceva, Dimko Najdov 22, 1400 Veles

 

If a post office doesn’t work on Saturday, please send on Monday, that is, on the first business day after the testing process.

The competition results will be announced after one month and will be sent via e-mail to the coordinators’ e-mail addresses and will be posted on our web site (if the same amount of points scenario happens, essay part will be assessed as an eliminatory one)

Team coordinator for the making and assessment of the test is professor Marija Konjikusic and the associates are professor Radisav Koraksic, professor Biljana Manojlovic, professor Danica Petrovic, professor Ana Marija Corbic, professor Jelena Jankovic, professor Nela Rozgic.

Teachers on duty and professors mustn’t teach German, English or French.

Each partner school will get an appreciation letter, every student will get a participation certificate

Colleagues, please make photos from the competition and send them to our address so that we can use them as a competition report material (consent for competition and photo are both in one form on our web site) 

A trip to Vienna is planned for September or October.

Dictionaries, grammar books, medals, certificates and personal development certifications will be delivered to the partner school’s address.

Prior to the competition, every e-mail address will be checked, so we are kindly asking you to confirm upon reception of this  mail, so that the test can be sent to the appropriate address ( apart from the school ones, we will sent to coordinator’s addresses )

Willkommen team is expressing gratitude to all colleagues for the enthusiasm, cooperation and professionalism. We will gladly inform you about all our activities, every proposal and suggestion are welcome. We believe that we laid the foundation for our future cooperation with the aim to improve foreign languages teaching process as well as the to establish contacts with primary and secondary school teachers and professors.

Should you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at any time, or visit www.willkommen.org.rs

Sincerely your Willkommen team

International Willkommen foreign languages competition

Dear colleagues,

You are sincerely invited to participate as associates and partners this year as well,
in the seventh international Willkommen foreign languages competition.

 

Who is eligible to participate?

Students eligible to participate are the following:

Primary school students who learn English language as the first foreign language in their schools
( the third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, the seventh and the eighth grade )

Primary school students who learn German language as the second foreign language in their schools
( the fifth, the sixth, the seventh and the eighth grade )

Primary school students who learn French language as the second foreign language in their schools
( the fifth, the sixth, the seventh and the eighth grade )

Secondary school students who learn English language as a foreign language in their schools
( the first, the second, the third and the fourth grade )

Secondary school students who learn German language as a foreign language in their schools
( the first, the second, the third and the fourth grade )

Secondary school students who learn French language as a foreign language in their schools
( the first, the second, the third and the fourth grade )

  * In some countries, it is from the fourth to the ninth grade instead of from the third to the eighth grade

 

How can schools and individuals apply?

Schools which want to participate, shall fill in the school registration form and send it via e-mail to the coordinator responsible for particular country. The Willkommen Center coordinator shall send notice of entry of participation approval letter to the schools that applied. Upon receiving the notice, school are eligible to apply its students. The student for whom the participation fee is paid, shall be registered as applied.

Should a student wish to apply irrespective of his or her school, he or she needs to fill in the individual application form and, altogether with scanned proof of payment, send via e-mail to the leading coordinator responsible he or she is applying in. Upon applying, the student shall receive a notice of participation in the competition.

Upon  the application date expiration, every participant shall receive more detailed information about the exam process.

Why should you participate?

The highest ranked students, who meet the competition’s requirements, shall be awarded with the following:

The first prize

  1. Prize trip. This year’s prize is five day trip to Vienna, two nights. The winners shall have an organized trip, hotel accommodation, an escort from The Willkommen Center ( the professors of German, English or French language ), health insurance, tour guide and a tourist sightseeing tour of the city of Vienna.

In order to meet the requirements for the trip, it is necessary for at least 80 students per grade at the entire country level to apply, but if more than 160 students apply at a grade level from the entire country, the trip shall be, as well,  awarded to the professor who prepared the student for the competition who won the prize.

  1. The first place diploma
  2. The first place medal

The second prize

  1. Bilingual dictionary ( English, German, French )
  2. The second place diploma
  3. The second place medal

The third prize

  1. Grammar book
  2. The third place diploma
  3. The third place medal

      * All students shall be awarded with certificates for the participation in the international competition.

 

Professors

Every professor shall be awarded with the certificates for the participation in the international competition.

School

Partner schools shall be awarded with the appreciation letter for the participation in the international project.

Schools in which more than 100 students participate in the competition shall be awarded with a dictionary for the school library.

 

Participation fee

Participation fee is 6 Euro for each country.

For any further questions regarding fees, feel free to contact the coordinator.

 

What is the application deadline?

Application process lasts until the 10th of May and the competition shall take place on the 18th of May 2019 on the premises of primary and secondary schools which apply to participate in the project as partners.

It is recommended that partner schools apply before the aforementioned deadline.

 

In what manner and where to should the exam material be delivered?

The exam material and the instructions on how to realize the competition shall be delivered to every partner school simultaneously to their addresses. For detailed information about exam materials delivery, feel free to contact the coordinator.

 

Competition dates

Test shall be realized in every partner school on the 18th of May 2019, that is:

  1. English language starts at 9 o’clock in the morning
  2. German and French language starts at 12 o’clock in the middle of the day

Test

Tests are created for each grade. It is comprised of two parts, where the second part is an essay which analyzes the topic estimated by the teaching curriculum for the particular grade. In case that two students have the same amount of points during the evaluation, essay points shall be taken into consideration.

Test completion time is 60 minutes plus the essay completion time of 45 minutes for primary school students and 60 minutes for secondary school students.

Sample tests can be previewed on our website and be used during the student preparation period.

The results will be published within 30 days and sent in writing to every school’s mail and published on the official Willkommen site.

Online Payment

Direct BANK Payment

Organisation : NAKEC Willkommen
tel: +381692633221
IBAN: RS35160005400004617879
SWIFT: DBDBRSBG
Bank : BANCA INTESA AD
Adress :MILENTIJA POPOVICA 7B
BEOGRAD, REPUBLIKA SRBIJA
Purpose of Payment : Participation fee
Adress: NAKEC WILLKOMMEN 
ĐURE DUKIĆA 82 
KRALJEVO 
REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

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