A fully online English language competition

For high schools of any type

For Students aged 14-19

Already a 10th season


17 223 students

595 schools

32 countries


November 30th, 2022

9-14 am

60 minutes

What is a Best in English contest?

A unique online English language competition within the EU and beyond. It is opened to all high schools and their students aged 14-19. It is a great language benchmarking tool.

The best students win a 2-week trip to Canada.

“No competition, no progress.” - Bela Karolyi

Watch a short video to learn more about BIE.


Best In English under the patronage of the Ministry of Education

02.11.2022 | 27 days until contest

The Best In English competition received again the patronage by the Czech Ministry of Education....

New Partner Project – Career Counselling

14.10.2021 | 411 days until contest

We are happy to announce that we have started a new partnership with the project...

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Best In English media coverage

In previous years the Best In English had great publicity including news on Czech TV and the competition was mentioned in dozens of articles, newspapers and online magazines.

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BIE partnership program

We have developed long term partnerships with Czech and international companies, ministries of education, language schools and of course, hundreds of cooperating high schools around the world. Thanks a lot for all your support!


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Levente Klőr

Secondary Vocational School

Dunajská Streda, Slovakia

Greetings from the Secondary Vocational School from Dunajská Streda, Slovakia! Thank you for organizing this great competition!

Naděžda Schánová

Gymnázium Lovosice

Lovosice, Czech Republic

Soutěž Best in English je soutěží, která kráčí s dobou. Naši žáci jsou účastníky již osmým rokem a na své umístění mohou být někteří právem pyšní. Soutěž se stala ambiciózním projektem, který umožňuje žákům srovnání svých schopností zvládat anglický jazyk v žebříčku konkurence a to z různých úhlů pohledu i v mezinárodním měřítku. Online test je profesionálně připraven a spolupráce s jejími organizátory je prvotřídní.

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Martina Kir Jambrek

Ekonomska škola

Požega, Croatia

Dear BIE team, I would just like to say thank you for all the effort and energy you have all put into the competition and organized everything smoothly. My students definitely want to participate again. It is great to see your enthusiasm and I just want to say: keep up the good work. It is really challenging to organize something like that on a big scale.




For more than 16 years the Czech-us agency has been helping young people gain experience from abroad offering study, work, and language programmes across the world. Czech-us agency also offers University studies in the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands.


Institute for competencies development

Future success and employability rate of both university and secondary school graduates are closely linked with the efficiency of applying acquired knowledge to real-life situations. The mission of the Institute for Competencies Development focuses on the thinking, deliberation, and ambitions of current students and graduates.

General partner


With over 20 years of experience in providing first-class English programs, ILAC attracts students and professionals from more than 75 different countries. ILAC offers high-quality English classes for all levels and purposes and provides safe and affordable accommodations, exciting trips and activities, and free college and university placement.

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