Mango Languages' Ultimate C.A.L.L. Competition

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Will you answer the Ultimate C.A.L.L.?

 

Mango Languages is on the hunt for the most innovative one-week lesson plan that creatively integrates Computer Assisted Language Learning with traditional teaching methods. We are asking world language educators of K-12 schools across the U.S. to answer the Ultimate C.A.L.L. Submit an original approach that embraces the interactive expectations of 21st-century students and guides them through an engaging, individualized, and affirming learning experience.

 

The competition is open for submissions now through December 31, 2018. Join us in inspiring students to love languages and communicate with confidence.

Win the Ultimate Prize

Prizes

The Ultimate prize package

Besides bragging rights, the winning lesson plan will be awarded:

  • One full year of unlimited access to the award-winning Mango Classroom by Mango Languages
  • 10 brand new Chromebooks for the winner’s school
  • $500 gift certificate for use toward travel or classroom supplies

Runners-up

Three runners-up will also win one full year of unlimited access to Mango Classroom.

What to enter

Submit a lesson plan that outlines one week of teaching and creatively incorporates Computer Assisted Language Learning into the K-12 classroom. Your innovative lesson plan should include the following:

  • Overview of lesson plan and materials
  • Learning objectives for one week of instruction
  • Description of instructional content and student activities
  • Assessment of student learning

Please also write a short description or upload a 60-second video that explains why you and your school deserve to win.

Competition information

Eligibility

The competition is open to any teacher who is part of a non-profit educational organization serving K-12 students in the contiguous U.S. Limited to one submission per person. Multiple entrants may enter from the same institution.

 

Only those teachers representing institutions that are not currently, or have not, in the previous six (6) months, been a Mango Languages customer will be qualified to participate in this competition. Employees of Creative Empire, LLC, and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. 

Timeline

The competition will be open from August 1, 2018, until December 31, 2018.

 

Winners will be announced on February 1, 2019.

Judging criteria

All submissions will be reviewed by Mango Languages’ team of expert linguists and language educators, using the following criteria:

 

Overview:

  • How creatively the lesson plan utilizes technology and C.A.L.L. resources, without mentioning specific products or brand names
  • How clearly the lesson plan lists the selection of materials

Learning objectives:

  • How the lesson plan identifies learning objectives
  • How it communicates what students will achieve by the end of the lesson

 

Description of instructional content/student activities:

  • How lessons activate prior knowledge
  • How concepts are modeled in the lesson
  • How the lessons use guided, collaborative, and independent practice of the lesson concepts

Assessment of student learning:

  • How the educator evaluates whether or not the students have met the lesson plan objectives
  • How assessment results drive future instruction

Ready to enter your Ultimate C.A.L.L. Lesson Plan?

The Ultimate C.A.L.L. Competition

School Grade Range *

How would you use language-learning technology in your classroom?

(250 words max.)

How would your school or class will benefit if they win Mango Classroom for a year?

(250 words max.)

Upload Video (optional)

Try Mango Classroom for free

Not sure how to implement technology in the classroom? Request a free trial of the award-winning Mango Classroom by Mango Languages to help start your lesson plan and inspire students to communicate with confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I need to register?

 

To register, entrants will be required to provide a name, basic contact, school information, required contest materials, and a verifiable email address linked to an eligible academic institution. No purchase necessary. Verifications will occur during judging and once winners are chosen.

Will my ideas/lesson plan be shared publicly?

 

Upon entering the contest, you agree that your entry may be shared to a Mango Languages public community area on www.mangolanguages.com or a similar site, as well as Mango Languages’ social media platforms. You agree that certain selected submissions may be shared with other educators to view and/or download. In such cases, Mango Languages will acknowledge and give credit to the individuals who submitted the lesson plans.

Personal information collected through this promotion is subject to Mango’s Privacy Policy.

I already have Mango — can I enter?

 

Current Mango users are not eligible. Only those educators representing institutions who are not currently, or have not, in the previous six (6) months, been a Mango Languages customer will be qualified to participate in this competition.

Do I have to purchase anything to win?

 

No purchase necessary. Purchasing any new services or software for the purposes of entering this Contest is prohibited. Please do not include any mention of specific products or brand names of educational software in your lesson plan submission.

It is not necessary to implement Mango Languages into the lesson plan, however, we do provide a free trial for the duration of the contest and until the final winners are announced.

Who will judge the entries?

 

All submissions will be reviewed by Mango Languages’ team of expert linguists and language educators.

Can I submit more than one lesson plan?

 

Limit one entry per individual. Multiple entries from the same school or institution are allowed, as long as those entries are submitted by different individuals. Entries will be accepted from eligible Participants only; groups, organizations and joint entries are not eligible.