The public speaking contest is the part of the #lasvocesdelmañana movement where students express in public their opinion about the topic chosen by the Fundación Educativa Actitva-t.

Students will show, among others, their communication, their use of language and their acting skills, during the contest. They will share with the public, through creative, imaginative and persuasive discourses, their critical vision about the topic suggested by la Fundación Educativa Activa-t. Students will have three minutes to express their opinion.

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THE PROGRAM

The pubic speaking contest is organized in two legs between April and May 2018. Students armed with their speeches and the tools learned during the virtual and live workshops celebrates during Januaray and April 2018, will have three minutes to communicate the audience and the judges their opinion about the topic suggested by the Fundación Educativa Activa-t.

Regional contest: This first leg of the public speaking contest takes place on every Spanish region. During the event, students share their vision about the topic suggested by Fundacion Educativa Activa-t with the public and the judges, that, after a few minutes of deliberation, will announce the best lavozdelmañana of the region.

National contest: the best lasvocesdelmañana from every region get together to celebrate the national public speaking contest. The best lavozdelmañana will be invited to participate in an international public speaking contest representing Spain.

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WHY PARTICIPATE

It is necessary to have adequate opportunities to use the foreign language in order to get the language skills, especially the oral expression skills when learning a foreign language.

As many organizations increasingly go global in their operations, their recruit departments are hiring workers that are fluent in more tan one language. Being bilingual can increase the candidate attraction over those with similar education but no knowledge of a foreign language. It could be the reason almost all schools are beginning to teach English from kindergarten to high school.

To encourage students to participate in the public speaking contest 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.

To participate in the public speaking contest can help students to achieve their goal of improving their English language skills:

 

Public Speaking

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Gaining confidence in public speaking is one of the goals of the #lasvocesdelmañana program. This skill can help students to feel more comfortable when speaking English. Those students who become proficient in a second language are able to not only to read and write but also to converse in that language. A solid base in public speaking through the participation in the public speaking contest will help students to overcome barriers in learning to speak English.

Written communication

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Fortunately, public speaking not only helps students to develop their oratory skills. Writing is a primary component of a solid speech. Students who participate in the contest learn to develop written outlines and flesh them out with engaging content. From theory and hypothesis to argumentation and conclusion, students develop standards for written communication, which can help them a lot as they learn English.

Critical Thinking

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English courses for beginners focus primarily on memorization of key nouns and formations of simple subject-verb agreement. More advanced classes require a higher level of thinking in order to read, write and understand the English language. To participate in a public speaking contest help students to develop their critical thinking skills, a development that help them to surpass their peers by gaining more complete understanding of English and how to use it in various situations.

Self-esteem

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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!

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

In order to participate in the #lasvocesdelmañana program you just have to fill in the application form, transfer 40 Eur per student and prepare a 3 minute speech aboy the topic suggested by the Fundación Educativa Activa-t. Speakers can make a free interpretation of their speeches. They cannot use power point or any similar tool in their presentation.

Registration fee includes a full day public speaking workshop in their region to help students to develop their speaking skills and to prepare for the regional public speaking contest. The regional public speaking contest will be hold in April 2018.

The best vozdelmañana from each region will participate in the national public speaking contest that will be hold in May 2018

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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.