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The 14th Annual North Carolina Japanese Language Speech Contest for High School Students
March 12, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This contest promotes the study and understanding of Japanese as a foreign language at the high school level and encourages students to use their language skills to communicate ideas and information in a natural and culturally appropriate context. Parent and student observers accompanied by their teachers are encouraged to attend.REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5:00 pm Friday, March 4, 2016 All registrations and speeches must be received by the coordinator by the deadline. Alternates of skits should also submit their registration by the deadline. Registrations may be sent by mail or email. SCHEDULE: Registration: 1:15 – 1:30 Contest: 1:30 – 5:00 GUIDELINES AND RULES:
- Levels: 1-4
- Time: within 1 to 2 minutes (Level 1), 2 to 3 minutes (Level 2), 3 to 4 minutes (Level 3), 5 to 8 minutes (Level 4)
- Levels are by the content of speech and grammar usages. The depth of speech requires the complicated grammar usage. These grammar usages are suggestions. You do not have to use all of them.
- Speech should be original and written by the students.
- Contestants may use notes but points will be deducted or disqualified for reading all or part of the speech.
- Subjects relating to violence, gender bias, or stereotypes will be disqualified.
- Authenticity in verbal and non-verbal body language will add to your scores (including bowing as a greeting, etc.), while stereotypical Japanese behavior is discouraged (emphasized karate motions, etc.).
- Using translation machines is not allowed. Contestants are encouraged to write their speech using their own knowledge. Selecting appropriate words and natural speech delivery will be impossible if not using their own words.
Coordinator: Yoshimi Yamagata Aoyagi
PO Box 31582, Raleigh, NC 27622 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors for this event:
Carolina Asia Center, UNC Chapel Hill
Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta
The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.