If you are a blogger, Kaplan International Colleges is giving you the chance to win a Kaplan English course in Edinburgh or a MacBook Air with the launch of their Inspire Language Learning competition.
The contest, which started on Friday September 28th, is asking bloggers what they think is the most important benefit of learning a language. Is it love, travel, money or intelligence? What do you think?
If you are a blogger with the answer to that question, you have until October 26th to submit your entry which will include your argument, as well as Kaplan’s The Benefits of Learning Languages Infographic. The top three bloggers will have their entry read by the following prestigious panel of judges who will decide the winner: Actor, writer, and travel adventurer Charley Boorman, multi-linguist blogger Benny Lewis, and author and English teacher Tara Benwell are on the judges panel.
According to a spokesman for Kaplan, there has always been a good deal of discussion about what the important benefits of learning another language are, and as such, they are anticipating “some really thought-provoking entries.”
If you just want to follow the competition, you can vote for your favorite blogger by clicking the Facebook like button in the competition entry as soon as the post is published. Votes can also be cast on the competition page between October 29th and November 9th.
The winner, who will be announced on November 19th, will have the choice of an Apple MacBook Air or a Kaplan English course in Edinburgh. The second place blogger will win an iPod Touch and third place will take home an iPod Nano.
For more information about how to enter and win, read the terms and conditions on the competition page.
This is an exciting competition! What do you think are some benefits of learning another language? Feel free to leave a comment here!