This course, the Educational Foundation Activa -T organizes the IIº Public Speaking Contest. The event is aimed at students of ESO and Bachillerato in Spain. Participating students must demonstrate their speaking ability , language management , staging , etc.. Students should do so by being creative, imaginative and persuasive without neglecting the sample of critical thinking. They will have 3 minutes to prove themselves.
As part of the school curriculum, students are asked to prepare and present their works in front of their classmates and teachers. Many children find the idea of public speaking to be quite nerve-wrecking…so…how do you think they will feel when they are asked to do it in english?
Participating will contribute to improve their ability to think analytically on their feet, while enhancing their speech writing english skills. The competition also helps to develop confidence in its participants when talking in a foreign language.
Winner I Edition Public Speaking Contest
Participating in the School Public Speaking Contest will have many benefits for both students and teachers.
The contest is a great opportunity for students to overcome the fear of speaking in a foreign language in front of an audience. The experience gained from this contest can help students boost self-esteem and confidence, share their views with others, improve critical thinking skills, and make new social connections among many other students. The benefits of participating in this contest are endless!
It is also beneficial for teachers because it engages students in an english working environment in class: reading, investigating, organizing ideas, and working in teams all while speaking the english language. This contest gives teachers the tools needed in the classroom to help students begin speaking english in front of classmates on a regular basis.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Students of 4th of ESO and Baccalaureate
End of March early April
Participants speak in a random order (determined by organisers). The contest begins with a first round where students are asked to give their speech in the speaking corner. Finalists from the first round will then move on to finals where they will give their speech again to a larger audience. A winner will be chosen after the final round. Participants deliver a three-minute prepared speech, which must be connected with the theme for the competition. No visual aids or props may be used.
Speakers should consider the following when choosing a topic:
Guidance for speakers
Speakers should never write a speech on a topic or subject area that they are not interested in. Enthusiasm is difficult to fabricate and without it speakers can’t hope to maximise their marks under Expression and Delivery.
The audience and the adjudicators do not necessarily have to be interested in the speaker’s topic to be persuaded by the speech. Speakers should try to make their speech more engaging by demonstrating the relevance of their arguments to the audience and the adjudicators
Some topics or subject areas are particularly obscure or otherwise unfamiliar and would require a significant amount of explanation to make the information accessible to the audience and the judges. Any background, contextual or technical information required should not take up more than a few sentences of the speech. If such information requires elaborate explanation, speakers should consider refining their topic.