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  • Date: 28-09-2016, 22:37
28-09-2016, 22:37

NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

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The Conveners of the English-Speaking Union Ukraine and America House in Ukraine have great pleasure in announcing the beginning of the National Public Speaking Competition 2016-2017.

The competition will run from 1 October, 2016 until 28 January, 2017.

The competition is open to students aged between 16 and 20 in full-time education at the time of the competition. Competitors must be passport holders of Ukraine and must have a valid foreign passport or travel document. 

The winner of the National Public Speaking Competition will represent Ukraine in the International Public Speaking Competition that will be held in May 2017 in London.

To apply for the competition a student should:

  • send a filled in application form (in English and Ukrainian) by email to the address: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com

Please, take the application form on the site http://www.esu-ua.org.ua (Heading “Our Projects”, National Public Speaking Competition)

  • make a video presentation (in English) on the topic ”Peace is not an absence of war”, save it onYoutube, and in the application form indicate the reference to it, send the application form by email to: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com

Requirements for the video presentation:                           

  • Full length shot, formal style
  • Presentation should be shot indoors, in one place, at one time in sequence
  • Presentation should last for 3 minutes
  • It is not allowed to use animation, pictures, accompanying music, any arranging and editing
  • Speakers may interpret the theme in any way they see it, but they should not use the theme as the title of the speech

The presentations, which do not meet the above mentioned requirements will not be taken into consideration.

The Deadline for application forms and video presentations is 30 November, 2016.

The results will be announced on 20, December 2016 on the site http://www.esu-ua.org.uaand the semi-finalists will be invited to take part in the Final stage of the Competition, that will be held on 28 January, 2017 at America House, Kyiv.

Final Stage

1.Presentation of the prepared speech

The theme is Label jars, not people”.

Requirements for the prepared speech:

  • Speakers may interpret the theme in any way they see it, but they should not use the theme as the title of the speech.
  • In choosing their title, speakers should not be afraid to be provocative, hard-hitting or humorous.
  • Speakers must avoid speeches that are likely to be perceived as diplomatic or highly political.
  • Each speaker will be allocated 5 minutes. Judges may penalize speakers who overrun. Marks will be deducted for speeches which vary more than 45 seconds either side of 5 minutes.
  • Each speech will be followed by the questions from members of the audience and the judging panel. 

2. Presentation of impromptu speech

Requirements for the impromptu speech:

  • Participants will receive their topics 10 minutes in advance of giving their speech.
  • Speakers may interpret the theme in any way they see it, but they should not use the theme as the title of the speech.
  • Speakers should not be afraid to be provocative, hard-hitting or humorous.
  • Speakers must avoid speeches that are likely to be perceived as diplomatic or highly political.
  • Each speaker will be allocated 3 minutes.

 

Please, feel free to contact us in case of any questions.

Contact details of the ESU Ukraine:

esu.ukraine@yahoo.com

 

+380509179515, +380672546400, +380663317911

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  • Date: 16-09-2016, 19:11
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International Council Meeting 2016

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This year ESU International Council Meeting was held in Tbilisi, Georgia in early September, 2016.

Delegates from about 20 international ESUs participated in the meeting. The ESU Ukraine was represented by the Chairman Margarita Danilko and a member of the Steering Committee Nadiya Ivanenko. A significant proportion of this year meeting was devoted to the ESU’s educational activities, including  international competitions. The ESU competitions equip young people with the skills and confidence to engage in speech and debate in the English language, and give them opportunities for the exchange of ideas and wider cultural understanding as global citizens in the 21st century.

During the meeting the delegates talked about the celebration of the ESU centenary in 2018. Jane Easton, Director-General of the English-Speaking Union, underlined, that the ESU’s founding vision for friendship, peace and understanding remains as strong as it was in 1918. However, the world has changed so much since the ESU’s foundation. English is now a global language and is taught as a foreign/second language all over the world. Global travel is commonplace. English is represented in the interconnected worlds of business, travel, modern technologies, science and academia, social media, sport and art. And yet, the tensions in the world because of the lack of cultural understanding and dialogue give the ESU members  huge cause for concern.

According to the Agenda delegates presented their Country Reports, which  had been circulated electronically beforehand, and discussed some items raised by ESU member countries. The work of the ESU Ukraine was highly appreciated at the meeting. One more point to discuss was the location and frequency of International Council Meetings.  One of the suggestions put forward was for the ICM to be held concurrently with the IPSC, in the years that the ICM is held in London. 

 

The ICM gave its delegates and guests an opportunity for face to face communication as they met around the International Council table for formal meetings, and also provided with a possibility to enjoy each other’s company in the hospitality, excursions and events that ESU Georgia had kindly arranged 

 

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  • Date: 1-09-2016, 17:38
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We are delighted to announce the results of the National Essay Writing Competition 2016.

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The judging panel decided not to award the 1 st prize.

II place

Ruslan Tsybulia(Kapitanivka School)

Iryna Cherednichenko(Mala Vyska Vocational School 15)

III place

Kateryna Shamrai (Kirovograd professional service industries lyceum)

Julia Demidova(Kirovograd School 26)

Congratulations to the winners!

 

The winners will be invited to the Award Ceremony by phone/email.