General information about Best in English contest

Dear Sir or Madam,

this year’s round of the popular online language competition Best in English is here!

Last year over 17600 students out of 750 secondary schools from 29 different countries joined the competition, and even more schools and countries are joining for the upcoming contest.

The competition will take place on 30th of November 2018, between 9 and 11 AM. The exact time of the beginning of the test is up to you, however, the whole school/all students shall start at the same moment.

The test is available for all secondary school students from 15 to 19 years of age, and will be designed to be at levels B1 – C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The duration of the test is 60 minutes.

The competition is fully online and completely free of charge. The competition is organized under the patronage of Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic.

Each school has to nominate 10 students to enter the competition. Maximum number of participants is not limited. However the best school ranking is calculated based on the average score of the best 10 students representing the school.

You can register your school right now in the online form. Registrations will be closed on the 23rd of November 2017.


In cooperation with our partners we have managed to secure many interesting prizes for the best placed students and the best school in the competition. All participating students will be awarded a certificate with their name and ranking, along will the organizing teachers and the management of the school.

Best in English contest takes place mostly in the European Union and the surrounding states, but is available in every country of the world. You will therefore get the opportunity to compare your results with many other high schools from various countries.

The organizer of the Contest is the Institute for Competencies Development, a non-profit organization and the Czech-us, a student work and study abroad agency.

Don’t forget to follow our Best in English Facebook page to receive regular news and updates!

In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime. We will be looking forward to your registration to the Best in English contest!

On behalf of the Best in English organizational team I wish you a nice beginning of the new school year.