Alex Harlington

One of our favourite radio clips: how the 2004 JLC winner made BBC presenters laugh.

Nine-year-old British schoolboy Alex Harlington was asked to give a time-check in Zulu on Radio 5 Live after winning uTalk’s Junior Language Challenge competition.

Listen below to hear how he got on in the interview after winning the UK-wide competition for primary school-age children.

Most Zulu speakers - and uTalk’s current Zulu app - now use the Western way of telling the time instead; it’s quicker!

Good luck to everyone taking part in this year’s Junior Language Challenge! If you haven’t registered already, you still have time.


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