Speech contest

Speech contest

The annual NSW Japanese Speech Contest encourages learners who are studying Japanese to showcase their language skills in a challenging context. It is jointly run by the Macquarie Japanese Studies Centre, the Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney, Japan Foundation Sydney, NSW Department of Education and Training, and NSW universities representatives.

Listen to speeches from the 2015 NSW Japanese Language Speech Contest

Japenese speech contest

Contest Mechanics

Contestants are grouped into five divisions:

  • High School Senior Division
  • Open Beginners
  • Open Division
  • Background Speaker Division
  • High School Wakaba ("young buds sprouting") Division - opened in 2013

Each contestant gives a speech about his/her chosen topic and is judged based on presentation, content, and language. Winners from the state/territory contests progress to the National Finals.

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