Altogether, 142 language learners at British International School, Phuket (BISP) took part in the week-long Vocab Express online vocabulary learning competition ‘League of Champions‘. It finished at 9:30pm on Tuesday 4 October.

BISP Head of Modern Languages Chris Greene says, “This was a fantastic performance against hundreds of schools throughout the world. Well done again to all those students who took part and gained points for the school! Thanks also to the language teachers for their encouragement and assistance in running the competition.

“We now look forward to the FOBISIA Languages Competition in November, and the Vocab Express Global Challenge in March 2017. Congratulations again to all BISP students – an amazing effort”

For more information, contact Chris Greene: [email protected]


The final positions for BISP on the global leaderboards:

1st in the world in the Spanish Piccolo Competition

3rd in the world in the Spanish Genius Competition

3rd in the world in the Mandarin Genius Competition

4th in the world in the Overall Piccolo Competition (French, Spanish & Mandarin)


Special mention should go to the following students whose efforts saw them recognised on the main leaderboards of the competition:


Andrey Surkov (Year 7): 4th in the world (17th in the world for all languages)

Leon Carpenter (Year 12): 15th in the world

Natacha Piquepe (Year 10): 31st in the world


Max Porter (Year 10): 16th in the world

Tara Bancroft (Year 10): 17th in the world

Satinee Loh (Year 11): 22nd in the world

Jun Seo Park (Year 10): 25th in the world

Marisa Iversen (Year 10): 27th in the world