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Hippo English Olympiad

Overview

GLOBAL HIPPO ASSOCIATION is organising 11th International English Language Olympiad. The Hippo International English Language Olympiad is available to students in grades 2 to 12. Students can register for this exam either as an individual or through their school.

Objectives

PROMOTE
the English language
  CHALLENGE
students around the globe
  MOTIVATES
the teacher to cooperate


The Hippo English Olympiad is an international competition that motivates teachers to cooperate, promotes the English language, and challenges students all around the world to demonstrate their proficiency in the language. The Olympiad promotes the growth of a common sense of identity and integration and acts as a role model for young people living in together as one community. The main goal is to create goodwill, global awareness, and a healthy sense of rivalry among young people from around the world who are interested in learning the English language. In addition, by competing in such an Olympiad, students get the opportunity to compare their English proficiency to international practices and become familiar with the concept of examinations.

Test Format

The Competition Is Being Run In Four Rounds: Preliminary round, Semi-Final round, Regional Qualifiers, and Final round. The Preliminary and Semi-Final rounds are held online by the International Olympiad Academy for individual participants and will be held offline for school-registered students by school, respectively. The regional qualifier is held by Hippo Org. In Rome, Italy, the Final round will be held.

Preliminary Round: The exams for the Olympiad's Preliminary round will be divided into two sections: a reading comprehension test (multiple choice questions) and an English usage test.

Semi-Final Round: After the Preliminary round tests have been marked, the top 10% of participating students from each participating country will be invited to the Semi-Final round. The Olympiad's Semi-Final round assessments will include a reading test, a writing test (30 questions), and an essay (except for Little Hippo) & the essay will be assessed only in case two or more candidates have a score on both the reading and the writing test. The writing test will consist of a free-writing task (100–200 words depending on the category) and 30 questions.

Regional Qualifiers Round: The candidate who will be selected for the Regional Qualifier round, exam information will be provided by hippo-olympiad.org.During the Regional Qualifier round of the Hippo test of English, candidates must complete a crossword puzzle and 30 open-ended Use of English questions. The official Hippo website, hippo-olympiad.org, contains samples for the Hippo test of English.

Final Round: In the Olympiad's Final round, the candidates take a Gatehouse Awards exam, which covers all four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The GA Writing test will only be marked for certification purposes, it will not be used to decide on a Final round ranking list. In addition to the four GA examinations, candidates also complete a 30-question test on the use of English. The result of this test will only be used for Final round ranking purposes and will not affect the GA examination qualification score. In Rome, Italy, the Final round will be held.

Negative Marking: There is only one correct answer to every question. There are no negative marks. The average score obtained in each test is used to determine the ranking.

Awards

Preliminary & Semi-Final Round

  • All Preliminary and Semi-Final round candidates will receive an e-certificate of participation.

Regional Qualifier Round

  • Winners of each Regional Qualifier Round will proceed to the World Finals.
  • The second candidate in each category will get a one-week stay at the Hippo Summer Camp, fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, activities, and airport transfers. It will not include the cost of travel – travel costs will be the responsibility of the winning recipient.
  • The third candidate in each category will receive a 50% discount coupon for the Hippo Summer Camp.

Final Round

  • All candidates who pass the Final round tests (score 55% minimum) will be awarded a Gatehouse Awards internationally recognized certificate in English.
  • Hippo 3, 4, and 5 Winners will receive Bucksmore Golden Ticket Prize, a two-week stay at one of Bucksmore Education colleges, and will be fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation, excursions, meals, and airport transfers. They will not include the cost of air travel – air travel costs will be the responsibility of the winning recipient.
  • Little, Hippo 1, & 2 Winners will receive a one-week stay at the Hippo Summer Camp, fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, activities, and airport transfers. It will not include the cost of air travel – air travel costs will be the responsibility of the winning recipient.
  • Second place winners of Hippo 4, and 5 will receive a full Mizzou K-12 Online Diploma program.
  • Second place winners of Little Hippo, 1, 2, & 3 will receive a 50% discount coupon for the Hippo Summer Camp.
  • Third place winners in each category will receive a Crosswords preparation book.

GATEHOUSE AWARDS

Gatehouse Awards is an industry leading Awarding Organisation. Recognised by the office of Qualifications and Examinations regulation, England (Ofqual) and other recognition bodies worldwide. With a range of English language and vocational qualifications available, Gatehouse Awards work closely with school, colleges, employers and industry representatives to develop and offer innovative and creative qualifications across the UK and abroad. For more information, visit: www.gatehouseawards.org.

US HIGH SCHOOL DUAL DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Available all over the world, Mizzou K-12 Online courses can be customised to help schools Expand their curriculum and allow students to meet U.S. high school graduation requirements to receive a U.S. diploma, as well as prepare them for college and their career pursuit. Any student, anywhere, whether enrolled in a public or private school, local or international, is eligible to take a course with Mizzou K-12 Online.