Rype presents
Speak a Language Challenge

Learn a new language in 6 months and travel the world for free.

What is the Speak a Language Challenge?

Speak a Language is a global competition where language learners from all around the world are challenged to document and share their language learning journey online.

The mission? Learn a new language in 6 months.

The prize? A free roundtrip ticket to anywhere in the world.

Watch This Student Taking the Challenge
How It Works
1. Sign up for a Rype membership

The first step is to sign up for a Rype membership. We offer a 14-day free trial for everyone.

2. Document your before & after progress

Record a video of yourself to introduce your story, and a clip of you trying to speak the language.
You will also need to submit a short video after the challenge ends to show your progress.

3. Compete to win a free roundtrip ticket (and much more!)

Encourage your friends, family members, co-workers, and more to vote for you!
The candidate with the highest vote will make it to the final round.

The final winner gets a roundtrip ticket to anywhere in the world plus bonus perks.


Phase 1: Sign up period

  • Sign up period begins on: December 5, 2017
  • Sign up period closes on: May 31, 2018
    • You must submit your introductory ‘Before’ video within the first 30 days of joining the competition (and learning your new language)
    • Your final ‘After’ video must be submitted by June 30, 2018 


Phase 2: Voting period

  • Public voting starts on July 1, 2018. This is your opportunity to gather as many votes as possible.


Phase 3: Winner announced

  • Final winner will be announced between August 1-10, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions

How will the final winner be chosen?

The final winner will be determined by our community of teachers who have the experience in determining the progress of language students.

What do I need to participate in the competition?

All you need is a Rype membership, a reliable internet connection with your preferred device (i.e. mobile, tablet, desktop), and a motivation to learn your target language!

I am an existing Rype member, can I still enter the competition?

Only Rype members that have been learning a new language for less than 30 days may join the competition. We want a level playing field for the sake of comparing ‘before’ and ‘after’ progress amongst our competitors.

I'm a teacher, can I still participate?

As long as you’re learning a new language, anyone can participate!

I already signed up for a Rype membership a week ago. Can I still join the competition?

Yes you can. Anyone who started their language learning journey after December 1, 2017 may join the competition.

Where can I find tips, tutorials and video lessons

Make sure you check out Rype Magazine. We also have our Free Language Masterclass that you can start from.

Can you explain more about the competition prize?

The winner of the competition will win a free roundtrip ticket to a foreign country that speaks the language they learned. It’s an opportunity to test out your skills with real native speakers while enjoying a free trip. For example, if you decided to learn Spanish, you may be flown out to Barcelona and back. More prizes and perks will be announced soon.

What do I need to do before the sign-up closing date?

You would need to submit an introductory ‘Before’ video of yourself in your target language to demonstrate your beginner skills. This must be submitted no later than the first 30 days of you joining Rype (and the competition)

What do I need to know about the 'After' video?

While we don’t want to set creative limitations, the purpose of the ‘before’ and ‘after’ video is to show the world (and our finalist judges) how much you’ve successfully learned your target language. This is also why we recommend you sign up sooner than later, as participants who joined in January will have a much higher chance of winning than a participant who joined in May (only one month)

Join the competition and start your 14-day free trial