Dear Language Fest 2022 Competitors and their Teachers within the Northern Territory,
Thank you for your participation this year in our Language Fest Speaking Competition. This year the competition had a total of 148 entries over 6 languages (Japanese, Mandarin, Indonesian, French, Filipino and Spanish) from 15 different schools within the Northern Territory, including: Anula Primary School, Bees Creek Primary School, Casuarina Senior College, Centralian Senior College, Darwin High School, Darwin Languages Centre, Durack Primary School, The Essington School, Haileybury Rendall School, Girraween Primary School, Larapinta Primary School, Larrakeyah Primary School, MacKillop Catholic College, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College and St Philip’s College.
The standard of this competition was incredibly high, with the best from each school sending in their videos to compete in the competition. Through this annual contest students had an opportunity to use public speaking skills in a real-life scenario and have their hard work and accomplishments recognised. It has been an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their language skills.
The adjudicators made their decisions based on the matter, manner and method the contestants employed in presenting their speeches. Contestants were expected to be confident and engaging speakers. The prepared speeches showed an understanding of multiculturalism and open-mindedness and were well developed and interesting. The majority of the contestants also demonstrated a balance of personal opinion and information in their speeches, as well as a balance of humour and sincerity.
We would like to congratulate all participating students for the commitment they put into learning their speeches, as well as give special acknowledgement to those who achieved a place or commendation. We would also like to thank the time and effort put in by the adjudicators of the competition. Without your support this event would not run. Our sponsors that we would like to thank this year include The Japan Foundation, The Indonesian Consulate and the Confucius Institute for their support and wonderful prizes, which will be making their way to the contestants in the weeks to come.
We hope that the Language Fest competition will keep growing in the years to come and hope to see you all participating in our competition in 2023.
Happy Language Learning!
Language Teachers Association of the Northern Territory