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PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION IN KIROVOGRAD

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The Conveners of the English-Speaking Union in Ukraine and All-Ukraine newspaper “English language and Culture” have great pleasure in announcing the beginning of the National Public Speaking Competition 2014-2015.

The competition will run from 1 October 2014 until 13 February 2015 at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Kirovograd State Pedagogical University in Kirovograd, Ukraine.

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 2015 in London.

The Competition consists of 3 Rounds

 

Round 1 15 November 2014

To apply for the competition a student should

  1. send a filled in application form (in English and Ukrainian) by email to the address: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com
  2. make a video presentation (in Englishon the topic ”To Be Human is to Discuss”, save it on Youtube, and in the application form indicate the reference to it, send the application form by email to: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com

 

Please, take the application form on the site http://www.esu-ua.org.ua

 

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 15 November 2014.

The results of Round 1 will be announced on 20 December 2014 on the site http://www.esu-ua.org.ua  and the semi-finalists will be invited to take part in Round 2.

 

Round 2 Semi-Final   12 February 2014

  1. Debate game.
  2. Presentation of impromptu speech

Debate and presentation of the speech will be held in one day.

Five possible topics for debates will be announced in advance for participants to have time for thorough preparation. They will be sent to the semi-finalists by email. The actual topic for debate will be chosen from five possible only on the day of the debate game.

 

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.

The results of Round 2 will be announced on 13 February 2015

Round 3 Final 13 February 2015

Presentation of the prepared speech.

The theme will be announced in December 2014 on the site http://www.esu-ua.org.ua

 

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.

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

Contact details of the ESU Ukraine:

Website:http://www.esu-ua.org.ua

Email:esu.ukraine@yahoo.com  Tel.:+380509179515,+380672546400

The ESU Ukraine, Room 706, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kirovograd State Pedagogical University, 1, Shevchenko Street, Kirovograd, 25006, Ukraine.

 

Contact details of newspaper English Language and Culture:

Email:english.1veresnya@gmail.comTel.: (044) 5373200

The Editorial staff of the paper English Language and culture weekly:

2, Tymiriazievska Street, Kyiv, 01014, Ukraine.

 

Key dates:

15 November 2014            Round 1 Deadline for a filled in application form and video presentation.

20 December 2014            The results of Round 1

12 February 2015             Round 2 Semi-Final.

13 February 2015             Round 3 Final.

 

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Debate School

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25-26 October 2014

 

 

DEBATE SCHOOL

 

Saturday, 25 October        9.30am-4pm

Sunday, 26 October          9.45am.-2.30pm

Room 610, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kirovograd State Pedagogical University

 

 

All are welcome!

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Guest Speaker

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Topic:
“Backgrounds and prospects”
 
Time and place:
14:20p.m., 13 November,2014, Thursday, 
Room 610, Faculty of Foreign Languages, KSPU, 1 Shevchenko Street, Kirovograd
 
All are welcome!
Speaker: Mykhyda Serhii Pavlovych
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31-10-2014, 20:25

Дебати – це те, що мені подобається!

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Скажу одразу – мені дуже сподобалось. Наш тренінг почався зі знайомства, і я зрозуміла, що тренери Настя і Сергій - доволі активні та енергійні люди. Настя перша розпочала свій виступ. Вона донесла до нас основи проведення дебатів, розповіла, що це означає і як це робити. Спочатку я була не так зацікавлена в її розповіді, оскільки знала дещо про дебати, але потім Настя дала нам шанс пограти. Після перерви між тренінгами ми вирішили зіграти і отримали таку тему: «Ця палата заборонить демонстрацію іншої символіки, окрім національної і спортивної, на спортивних змаганнях». Спершу я злякалась, оскільки не знала,які аргументи можна навести на підтвердження цієї резолюції. Та потім мені вдалось вирішити цю проблему. Особливо я була задоволена самим процесом мислення, який допомагає мені розвивати себе як особистість і розглядати різні явища з двох протилежних сторін. Я зовсім не очікувала, що саме моя команда переможе. Після цієї гри Сергій розповів нам про контраргументацію. І виявилось, що контраргументація - це справжнє мистецтво відбиття аргументів конкурента. Також ми переглянули відео виступу двох дуже досвідчених учасників дебатів. Завдяки цьому відео ми визначили свій взірець, до якого варто прагнути.

Наш тренінг тривав з 10.00 ранку до 17.00 годин вечора. Важко заперечувати той факт, що всі вже були доволі втомлені, але наші тренери зарядили нас особливою енергетикою, завдяки якій я зовсім не відчувала втому. Я була дуже задоволена цим заходом, оскільки впевнена в тому, що все це сприяє моєму саморозвитку. Для себе я зрозуміла, що дебати це, справді, те, що мені подобається і те, чим я хочу займатися надалі.

Студентка першого курсу

факультету іноземних мов

 

Волкова Олеся

 

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Watch the past

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Mondays are usually the hardest days of a week. But 20 October , 2014 was different from the others, because it was filled with delightful memories. Imagine yourself walking along the streets of Kirovohrad, but a century ago. Imagine the noises, circling around and the colours, flashing in front of you.

Dr Yurii Mytrofanenko, the ESU guest speaker, created a virtual excursion around the city of Kirovohrad for the ESU audience. Listening to our guide’s  presentation we walked virtually from the Kropyvnytskyi Theatre to Velyka Perspectyvna Street, where the first trams made their way in 1897, from Pushkinskyi College to  City Square, that looks so different nowadays without its cityhall, from Mykolaivskyi bridge to Greek church, where V.Vynnychenko was baptized.  During the trip we tried to recognize the familiar places that had greatly changed. It was so exciting to realize how much the city had developed through centuries.

Moreover, we had an opportunity to see the pictures of the buildings, that were ruined  long time ago. We were amazed  with the impressive architecture of Roman Catholic Church and Elysavethrad Cathedral.

It was a fantastic lecture, that inspired and made a meaningful impact on the audience. The speaker’s profound knowledge on the subject and his excellent sense of humor  influenced greatly the way we perceived the information. Images and individuals flashing on the pictures and in our minds made the past real and  close.

That was a bewitching Monday: without using a magic wand Dr Mytrofanenko  made us fascinated!

 

 

Dariia Shevchuk, a 3-rd year student, Faculty of Foreign Languages, KSPU

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guest Speaker: Dr.Yurii Mytrofanenko

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Topic:
“History of Kirovograd in Ukraine’s context”
 
Time and place:
12:45p.m., 20 October,2014, Monday, 
Room 610, Faculty of Foreign Languages, KSPU, 1 Shevchenko Street, Kirovograd
 
All are welcome!
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English Speaking Club

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                                                           English-Speaking Club

Time and place:

2p.m., Wednesday, Room 610, Faculty of Foreign Languages, KSPU, Kirovograd

The first meeting - 15 October, 2014

Facilitator:

Anne Giocondini, Fulbright scholar

 

All are welcome!

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Meeting with Mr. Best

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During September 24-29, 2014 the ESU Ukraine and Foreign Languages Department of KSPU welcomed a distinguished person, a member of the ESU USA Mr. Donald Best at Kirovograd University. The students were lucky to learn some information about the English Speaking Union in the United States, its activities and plans for 2014-2015 and, of course, the ways of cooperation with the ESU Ukraine.

Moreover, the students were eager to introduce the riches of our region, share its history and enjoy its beauty together with Mr. Best. The guest was greatly impressed by the University Museum of Archeology and the Kirovograd Museum of Regional Studies. The students of the Translation Department were lucky to practice interpreting the excursions which were interesting and engaging. An awarding ceremony of the winners of the National Essay Competition was the final event during Mr. Best’s staying in Kirovograd. He greeted the winners and shared his impressions about the competition itself.

We are looking forward to meeting Mr. Best again.

 

 

Liubov Leonovets, third year student, Foreign Languages Department , KSPU  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Debate School 2014

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This summer I had an opportunity to visit Summer Debate School (SDS) in a magic , nice and unforgettable  city in Odessa. SDS was in an urban village Zatoka, we lived on tourist  camp “ Gloria”, where we had our trainings.

I learned  the main rules of debating , how  to avoid  the most common mistakes, how to  give arguments , how to be sure during presentation to prove your position and not to worry  while speaking. Daily we wrote cases, learned a structure of a case, divided arguments into strong and weak and knew how  to make priorities  in giving them . Then we acquainted with the methods of  fragmentation your opponent’s cases.

I met  many new people , who became my friends during SDS. The first  three days, we were acquainted with  theoretical material, the coaches for different parts of Ukraine and Europe taught us .We  highs mastered  our debating skills.  Next days besides playing  debate we were to taught how to the foundations , start set up a Debate Club in our regions.

Our coaches Pasha Bogachenko  and  Kurilo  Kozhymiakin presented Uktaine  on the debate tournament in  Zaghreb and won the third  place between CIS teams. I want to thank Ann Khris , Pasha Bogachenko, Alex Sert, Vova Dolnik, Zhenia Ivanov , Vlad Firsov , Vasil’ Komisarov , Misha Evdokimov , Inga Gadiatska, Lilia Poznahivska , Nastia Kartunova for  giving us such important knowledge and experience .

I think in our University there are enthusiastic interested about debating .

 

Remember debating is cool!

 

 

 

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We are delighted to announce the results of the 2014 ESU Essay Competition.

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Young writers were encouraged to explore the theme How should Ukraine develop its international relations over the next 10 years and what kind of Ukraine do you want to see in 10 years? ” in a  creative way.

 

Congratulationsto all the participants for making this year competition a success!

 

We received over 40 entries from all over Ukraine! Most of them represented the students’ opinions on the topic and their personal experiences. However, not many participants have done deep research and a few essays were inspiring, full of fresh ideas, persuading and logically built. The judging committee decided not to award the first prize, as there was not a stellar essay.

 

 

The second place won Liubov Leonovets , Kirovograd State Pedagogical University

 

 

 

The third place–    Dariia Shevchuk ,Kirovograd State Pedagogical University

Veronika Fartukh, Kirovograd secondary school №1”Perlynka“