Attention Taiwan college students: want to improve your English skills, develop confidence in public speaking AND have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes including two study tours to Australia (one at the prestigious Australian National University, and the second at the renowned University of Canberra).
Then enter into the Rotary Club of Taipei’s English Speech Contest. The contest, the longest-running English Speech Contest in Taiwan, is now in its 58th year and will be held on 18 May at the Taipei European School. The contest aims to improve English language skills of Taiwan students, but it is so much more than just a talkfest. It also aims to foster leadership, cross-cultural awareness and improve the abilities of every student by providing feedback.
This year, Australian National University and the University of Canberra will once again sponsor the contest, with the talented first and second prize winners having the opportunity of a lifetime to study in Australia over the summer holidays. Last year’s winning students had a wonderful time making friends and having new experiences; and improved their English, too! Oh, and there are also some fabulous internship opportunities as prizes, including with the British Chamber of Commerce and Trade and with the ICRT radio station.
This contest is always very popular, so if you are interested (or know someone who is) register early to avoid disappointment.
I was privileged to chair the contest in 2012, and let me say that this is an awesome and inspiring contest. This year, the 2013 committee has taken the contest to a new level, incorporating more sponsorship, prizes, internship opportunities, and a special guest speaker during the event. I hope to see you there, either as a contestant, as a supporter or even as a volunteer judge.