This unique Olympiad is organised by GLOBAL HIPPO ASSOCIATION.
GLOBAL HIPPO ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organisation founded in 2012 with the purpose of
promoting the importance of English language knowledge and bringing together children from different
Hippo “English Without Borders“ Olympiad is an international Olympiad which promotes English language, challenges students around the globe to compete in English language knowledge, and improves the co-operation between teachers. 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 sporting competitiveness between young people interested in English language from all around the world.
The organisation has three representative offices:
Global Hippo Association Serbia - Nemanjina 8, 23000 Zrenjanin
Global Hippo Association Italy – Strada Santa Maria in Valle 17, 05100 Terni
Global Hippo Association Croatia - Sidonije Rubido 7, 48260 Križevci
The 1st English language Olympiad organised by GLOBAL HIPPO ASSOCIATION was held in 2013, with about 5,000 participants from 6 countries and 43 finalists.
35,500 candidates from 40 countries participated in Hippo 2019, with 150 students competing in the final round. The Olympiad is run by GLOBAL HIPPO staff, experienced in organising and running language Olympiads.
8th International English language Olympiad will be held in 2020 and is open to students and schools worldwide.
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 – Below Scale
HIPPO 1 – Pre-A1
HIPPO 2 – CEFR A1
HIPPO 3 – CEFR A2
HIPPO 4 – CEFR B1
HIPPO 5 – CEFR B2
HIPPO S1 – CEFR B2
HIPPO S2 – CEFR C1
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