BIG WINNER: Joshua Keyte placed first in Queensland for the Education Language Perfect Championship.
BIG WINNER: Joshua Keyte placed first in Queensland for the Education Language Perfect Championship.

College students top state in global competition

IN HIS two years teaching Spanish at Dalby Christian College, Jason Perriotte has never been more “thrilled” with his students as he was when the results of the Education Language Perfect Championship came out.

Two outstanding students, Joshua Keyte and Hayley Curd, placed first and fifth in the state respectively, and Dalby Christian College ranked in the top one per cent in every category of the competition, earning 34 certificates in total.

“In most, and in some cases all schools that were ranked above us had enrolments of students in the competition for Spanish of around 1,000 students up to more than 2,000 compared to our 144 students enrolled in the competition,” Mr Perriotte said.

“I am extremely proud of our Spanish students for their efforts in the 2020 Education Perfect Language World Championship.

“Their inspired enthusiasm, commitment, pride and diligence for Spanish language learning and pride in Dalby Christian College as a learning community has been undoubtedly demonstrated in this year’s Language World Championship results, personally and collectively.”

The Championship, which lasted from May 14 to May 21, tested the students proficiency in writing and understanding Spanish.

The International online competition involved over 1,300 schools and 150,000 students of Spanish and Dalby Christian College has achieved its best record to date.

Mr Perriotte said he hopes that this year’s achievements in the Education Perfect Language World Championship highlights the College’s Spanish language program, enthusiasm and thirst of students for language learning in the region, and what inspired young minds can achieve both personally and collectively.


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