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.

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 8.

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 8, 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 an 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 the 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 double-check 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 9-14. The time of the start will be flexible. 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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Mirela Andreis

Gimnazija Lucijana Vranjanina

Zagreb, Croatia

Thank you! I'm truly happy that our student and school were successful this year and I'm looking forward to our future participation in the Contest. Taking part in the Contest has been a great experience and I'm happy our students had an opportunity to take part in something different, modern and challenging. Wish you a merry Christmas and many blessings in the year to come!

Barbora Boulova

Gymnazium Christiana Dopplera

Prague, Czech Republic

"My stay in Canada was not only the greatest adventure of my life, but also the biggest introspective challenge I have ever gone through. I was very afraid, because school can never really prepare you for real conversations with native speakers. Despite that, in just two days after my arrival I found myself talking to everyone I met on the street and I got to befriend people I never would have even met back in the Czech Republic. I learned a bit about how the world outside of Europe works, but more importantly I learned a lot about myself, what I'm capable of and just how much I can accomplish on my own." (Best BIE 2021 Student in the Czech Republic)

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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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