Korean Speech Contest 2012

...Will take place on: Friday, November 2, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in MEC 2-1. Please click here for the application form and more information. Hope to see you there!!

05 October 2012

The Korean Speech Contest at the University of Alberta

1. Date and Time: Friday November 2, 2012, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2. Place: MEC 2 1

3. Organized by:
The Department of the East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta

4. Supported/Sponsored by:

  • Vancouver Consulate of Republic of Korea
  • Edmonton Korean Association
  • Edmonton Korean Business Association
  • The Korean Weekly News: Jugan Hanguk

5. Deadline for Online Application & Speech Submission: Saturday October 20, 2012

Application and speech submission is accepted by email or a direct contact to Dr. Kyungsook Kim, the Coordinator of the Korean Program.

Note: Application form is attached.

6. Qualifications:

  • 17 years of age or older
  • Not enrolled in a secondary school at the time of the contest
  • Not a native speaker of Korean
  • Qualify for one of the contest categories

(1) Beginner

  • Not have a parent/guardian who is a native speaker of Korean
  • Studied the Korean language for less than 70 hours or currently taking Korea 101.
  • Not stayed in Korea for more than a total of three months after the age of six.

Note: "Hours of study" means the number of instruction hours of Korean language study. Hours of study should include all hours of Korean language study, including private lessons, by the time of the contest.

(2) Intermediate

  • Not have a parent/guardian who is a native speaker of Korean
  • Studied the Korean language for less than 150 hours, or currently taking Korea 201
  • Not stayed in Korea for more than a total of six months after the age of six

(3) Advanced

  • Not have a parent/guardian who is a native speaker of Korean
  • Studied the Korean language for less than 190 hours or currently taking Korea 301.
  • Not stayed in Korea for more than a total of six months after the age of six

(4) Open

  • No limit on hours of study
  • Can have either or both parents/guardian who are native speakers of Korean as long as the applicant is studying Korean as a foreign/heritage language
  • If born in Korea, can have stayed in Korea for up to 4 years of age from birth

7. Procedures:

  • Submit speech to the Committee at time of application
  • Choose own title and subject of their speech
  • Write own speech
  • Memorize the speech

    Note: Reading or using cue cards will be subject to demerit points. Small disparities between the written speech and the oral presentation will not be subject to penalty as long as the content is the same.

8. Speech Length:

  • Beginner: 3 minutes
  • Intermediate: 4 minutes
  • Advanced & Open: 5 minutes

    Note: Contestants who exceed the time limits will be subject to demerit points.

9. Judges and Evaluation Criteria:

  • Panel of four judges comprised of individuals involved in the Korean-Canadian community in Edmonton.
  • Speeches assessed according to content, grammar, organization, presentation and pronunciation

10. Certificates and prizes:

  • All contestants will be awarded a participation certificate and a souvenir
  • Top 3 winners in each category will be awarded prizes.

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Click HERE for the application form.