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HIPPO ENGLISH

CONNECTING THROUGH KNOWLEDGE

CEFR

Benchmarking the Common European Framework of Reference for Language

50+

Countries and Regions

70,000+

Global Students Participated in 2022

10 Years

10 Year History

9

Difficulty Levels for Grade 1 to Grade 12

Government & Private School

Bilingual & International School

Advancement

Preliminary - Semi final - World Finals

Fun

Scenario-based and Life-like Topics

Italy

Free Trip to Rome for Global Finals

About

The International English Language Olympiad is organised by GLOBAL HIPPO ASSOCIATION ITALY, a non-profit organisation founded in 2012 and GATEHOUSE AWARDS UNITED KINGDOM to promote the importance of English language knowledge and bring together children from different countries. The competition is open to students from 6 – 19 years old around the world. 

The Olympiad is an international event which promotes English language, challenges students around the globe to compete in English language knowledge, and motivates the teachers to cooperate. The Olympiad encourages the development of a shared sense of identity and integration, serves as a role model for young people living together as one community. The main goal is to create and nourish friendly relations, international understanding and a spirit of healthy competition between young people interested in English language from all around the world.

Apart from that, by participating in such an Olympiad, students get a chance to measure their level of English against international standards and get used to the concept of examination. Schools will more easily understand the level of English of their pupils and challenge them to learn more.

The Olympiad is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), Internationally recognised and Ofqual regulated English language qualifications are used throughout the Olympiad. The qualifications are intended for candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve high quality, internationally recognised qualification in English that is available and recognised worldwide. 

The competition will be run in four rounds: Preliminary round, Semi-final round, Qualifier round (T&Cs applied) and the World Final round in Rome, Italy.

23 April 2023

Mode: In schools or centers around Thailand

- Reading

- Use of English

(All multiple choice questions)

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14 May 2023

 

Mode: Centralized Exam Location (to be decided later)

- Reading
- Writing
- Essay (except Little HIPPO)

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6-7 July 2023

 

Venue: A selected location in the city of Malaysia

- Use of English
- Crossword

 

October 2023

 

Venue: Rome, Italy

- Reading
- Listening
- Writing
- Speaking
- Use of English

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Aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), Internationally recognised and Ofqual regulated English language qualifications are used throughout the Olympiad.

The qualifications are intended for candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised qualification in English that is available and recognised worldwide.

LITTLE HIPPO – Pre-A1 YL

HIPPO 1 – A1 YL
HIPPO 2 – CEFR A1
HIPPO 3 – CEFR A2
HIPPO 4 – CEFR B1
HIPPO 5 – CEFR B2

HIPPO S10 – CEFR B1
HIPPO S15 – CEFR B2
HIPPO S19 – CEFR C1

*** Bilingual ***
- Major subjects are taught in English
- 50% or more classes in English

HIPPOLEVEL

Special categories are aimed at students who are considered bilingual according to the Hippo Olympiad regulations (see above) as well as for the international schools and the schools where the majority or all subjects are taught in English (except for the countries where English is the only official language, e.g. UK). These students can compete in one of the following three categories: HIPPO S10 / HIPPO S15 / HIPPO S19

Global Hippo Association keeps the right to check the school’s curriculum, the language of
instruction and number of hours of English taught. Students who enrol in one of the regular
categories but are supposed to compete in the special categories according to the regulations will be
disqualified.

Registration

  1. 900 Baht per student to register individually without going through the school. Please register at https://phiportal.org  (Open 20 January 2023) 

  2. Group Registration (minimum 25 students) by School/Teacher and take the exam in your school. The school will receive a support fee for organizing the exam. Please email to contact@phiconnections.org. We will contact you soon.

  3. The registration deadline is 10 April 2023. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Important Notes

1) Students who reached Hippo 2022 final round cannot compete in the same level in Hippo 2023.

2) The students of lower levels can compete at higher level if they feel prepared for the level.

3) Global Hippo Association keeps the right to check the school’s curriculum, the language of instruction and the number of hours of English taught.

4) Global Hippo Association reserves the right to disqualify those who did not comply with the regulations.

Refund Policy

Refund is permissible if you cannot attend the competition on the scheduled date due to health condition, and the replacement date is not available. You must produce a valid medical certificate to request the refund of the participation fee.
 

Questions?

For more information about the competition, please email to contact@phiconnections.org

VENUES - ONSITE for individual register : 
( Coordinator's contact details can be found in the registration )

Bangkok, Rangsit: Klong 3

Bangkok, Samutprakarn [ Bangpleepattanasuksalai School ]

Bangkok-Ram Intra [ Pramochwittayaramintra School ]

Central, Nakhon Prathom

Central, Saraburi [ Sukanan Park ]

Central, Lopburi [ Crestview International School ]

East, Chonburi

East, Rayong / Banchang

North, Chiang Mai

Northeast, Nakhon Ratchasima [ Plookpunya School ]

Northeast, Roi-Et

Northeast, Surin

South, Hatyai

South, Krabi

South, Nakhon Si Thammarat

South, Phuket [ Headstart International School ]

West, Ratchaburi

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