FAQ

I didn’t receive any e-mail after my registration.

If you didn’t receive the verification e-mail after registration (it may take a couple of minutes), please check your SPAM folder. If that doesn’t help, please contact our coordinator at info@bestinenglish.org.

I forgot my SCHOOL ID!

Please contact our team, they will send your SCHOOL ID right away.

Is my registration valid for the Best in Deutsch contest too?

No, unfortunately, if you want to apply also to the Best in Deutsch contest, you need to make a new registration at the Best in Deutsch webpage.

Do I need to register my students individually?

No, the students will register themselves on the day of the contest, by using the activated link to the official Best in English test.

Do I need to declare the exact number of students?

No, the number of students in the BIE profile page is only for our orientation. The minimum number of students, however, has to be 10.

Can students do the competition alone?

No! Under no circumstance are the students allowed to take the test elsewhere than at the premises of the school, with direct and constant supervision of the teachers. Although the test incorporates various methods to prevent cheating, we rely on all teachers to promote fair-play and honest approach in their schools and classes. The teacher must supervise the class during the whole duration of the test – communication between the students and any advice from the side of the teacher (except organizational and technical information) is strictly prohibited. However, it is allowed for the students to use their own laptop or tablet.

Do my students need any equipment for the test?

Every student must be equipped with headphones and a computer that was previously tested using the software testing tool, that will be sent to your email app. a week before the test itself.

How can I avoid technical issues on the day of contest?

Once available, please use the ‘’Computer check’’ tool sent to your email app. a week before the test. Make sure that all computers that your students use for the contest have been checked for compatibility and of course, the internet speed is crucial.

Do all the students from my school need to take the test, or just selected ones?

That’s entirely up to you – contest can be organized at your school for all students, or you can select those who are most proficient in English. However, please read through the official conditions of the contest – the minimum number of students is 10, they must be 14-19 years of age and they must take the contest under the supervision of the teacher, etc.

Do students of the same age take the same test?

Yes. Even though students of higher classes can have advantage in the contest, one of the key objectives of the contest is to provide you with a tool to test your student’s skills. It is therefore possible to compare classes in the same year or multiple years with identical test, which will surely be a valuable insight for you.

Where can I see my students results?

The preliminary results will be visible directly on the BIE website app. 2 weeks after the contest. The official results will take some time to evaluate, we have to doublecheck the background of the students, clean the database and sort all data. Its 21K of rows in the database. You will be notified once the results will be officially released on our webpage.

My colleague from the same school also registered.

If your colleague from the same school registered as well, please notify us by email. If you would be interested, it is possible to merge the registration into a single account, however this may take some time. The results of the contest are however always assigned to the same school, not the specific teacher.

At what time is the contest available?

The exact time of the contest is yet to be announced, however, in the past, it was usually from 9-11 am. The time of the start will be flexible (by approximately 2 hours). You will, therefore, be able – to some extent – to select your preferred time of start. It is however absolutely necessary that all the teams from one school start at the same time. Different starting times within the same school are strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.

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References

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Mirjana Savić Obradović

Mathematical Grammar School

Belgrade, Serbia

Dear BIE Team, ….above all, this has been a unique experience for all the pupils (and the teachers as well) bringing another prospective in terms of competitions and international communication.

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Simona Čiháková

Technical College of Civil Engineering

Pilsen, Czech Republic

Technical College of Civil Engineering in Pilsen Czech Republic is sending lots of thanks and regards and is looking forward to next competition! :) See U next year!

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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!

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