Published on: 5 August 2016

The Christ Church Languages students are world champions after coming first in the global Chinese division and second in the Western Australia combined languages division of the 2016 Language Perfect World Championships.

“Congratulations to the boys involved, especially the enthusiastic efforts of the Prep boys who assisted us in achieving our first world ranking,” said Ms Nicola Griffin-Appadoo, Head of Languages.

Touted as the largest online languages competition in the world, the boys won 22 gold, 22 silver and 89 bronze awards over the 10 days of online challenges.

“With four learning modes to use, the boys have the opportunity to practice their ‘target language’ words, develop their listening comprehension and improve their English literacy,” she said.

“They have a lot of fun competing, and for the most part, the learning takes place without them even realising.”

Chinese Teacher, Li Liu said the Prep boys loved taking part in Language Perfect.

“Boys who are strong in Chinese found Language Perfect competitive and fun, even the less competitive boys enjoyed learning at their own pace. It is a fantastic tool – interactive, engaging and the improvement in the boys’ language vocabulary was really evident.”