Waseda International Club
~The 41st Japanese Speech Contest by the International Students~
Entrant Application Guidebook
The Waseda International Club (WIC) is one of Waseda University's officially
recognized clubs. WIC aims to promote exchanges between international and
Japanese students here at Waseda University. A part of realizing this objective,
every year we give international students an opportunity to speak in front of a
large group through a speech contest.
The speech contest includes a social gathering, food and the chance to enjoy the
speeches together. Last year's event included a barbeque and a badge making
event. We hope that the speech contest provides a venue in which the speakers,
international students and WIC members can engage in mutual understanding
and cultural exchange.
Emphasizing exchange between people, we happily look forward to organizing
the speech contest together with you!
We look forward to everyone's participation!
See below for detailed information on the speech contest
thDate: Sunday, December 17, 2006
Venue: Ono Memorial Hall, Waseda University
Eligibility for Application (must meet all eligibility requirements)
?Currently be an international student studying in Japan (no limitation
related to length of stay in Japan, sex, nationality or age)
? Individual who would like to share their views through a speech
? Individual who will agrees to the advisor/ cooperation system that we
※Several WIC members will form groups and act as advisors. The advisor system includes help in the construction of the speech, including minor grammatical corrections.
Even those who are not confident with their Japanese proficiency level are welcome to participate!
Speech Theme: not specified (although speeches that included political slogans or religious proselytizing will not be accepted)
Speech Length: approx. 8 minutes
Judging Standards: Relevance and significance of speech will be emphasized rather than Japanese language proficiency
Number or participants: up to 10 (all speech contest hopefuls will be selected by interview)
?Both the advisor system and interview will be mainly held in Japanese. ??Be advised that beginning in November, as preparations for the speech contest come into full swing and regular meetings will take place.
Please send an email with the following information.
?Name?Address?Male or Female?Telephone Number?Name of School?
Nationality?Theme of Speech(What will you speak about?
thDeadline?Sunday, October 12 2006
th Screening results will be informed by October 15, 2006
Sponsor?Waseda International Club, Waseda University
Enquiries?Mr. Yusuke Miyake?Speech Contest Coordinator?
If anything is unclear or you have any question please feel free to contact the Speech Contest Coordinator
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