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12/03/2016


ESU Argentina
National Speaking Competition 2016

PARTICIPANT ENTRY FORM B
Second deadline Form B at 16.00 on Thursday 7th of April 2016

It is imperative that a scanned copy of the candidate’s passport (the pages which include the candidates photograph and the expiry date) be attached to the Participant Entry Form.

ESU Argentina strongly recommends that coaches and participants carefully read the Competition Handbook which it is att to this email and can be found at www.esu.org.ar

THERE HAS BEEN SEVERAL CHANGES FOR THE FINAL IN LONDON

Please list below the persons accompanying the participant to the Embassy. Guests: in total with the participant include 3 (three).If we have more room we let you know near the competition.
englishspeakingunionargentina@gmail.com Asap.


 


12/03/2016


ESU Argentina
E.S.U.- H.S.B.C. Public Speaking Competition 2016

Speakers must be between 16 and 18 years old and must be full-time students and hold a valid passport. Competitors must be nationals of the country they are representing.

Download IPSC Handnook 2016

Speakers will be expected to address this theme (they may not, however, use it as their title). This theme allows speakers to draw comparisons between countries, cultures and calendars as well as discussing a highly topical subject and its implication for different areas of the world. The speaker should address both sides of an argument and come to a balanced conclusion. Speeches should be thought-provoking and may lead to some contrary questions, but the debate itself must take place within the speech.

In choosing their title, speakers should not be afraid to be provocative, hard-hitting or humorous, as long as their intention is constructive and the speech is not offensive to other parties present. Speakers are advised to avoid speeches which are likely to be perceived as doctrinaire or political.

Each speaker will be allocated 5 minutes. Judges may penalise speakers who overrun. Marks will be deducted for speeches which vary more than 45 seconds either side of 5 minutes and at the end of 6 ½ minutes speakers will be asked to finish their speech immediately.

A Timekeeper will record the lengths of speeches and give these to the Judges. The Timekeeper will also give an audible signal after 4 minutes 15 seconds, 5 minutes and 5 minutes 45 seconds. Each speech will be followed by two minutes of questions from members of the Questioning and Judging panel.

The Public Speaking Competition will take place at the, British Embassy, Gelly y Obes 2333 on  20th Wednesday 2016 , finishes approximately at 17.00. There will be a short interval for refreshments.

Important considerations:

·        All contestants should arrive no later than 11,30

·        No school uniforms should be worn. Formal dress is required. Boys in suits. Girls elegantly dressed. Informally dressed participants will not be admitted.

·        Students are only allowed to participate once during their school career.

This invitation is extended to the coach  and Head/parent of the contestant. (3 in total including the participant). For security reasons each school must provide list of names and document numbers of all attendees. The National competition will take place at the British Embassy - April 20th, 2016

Sofia Rodman
ESU Argentina Secretary
englishspeakingunionargentina@gmail.com


04/30/2015
ESU Argentina


CREATING GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ENGLISH LANGUAGE


E.S.U. Argentina – H.S.B.C. - British Embassy
National Public Speaking Competition 2015

"TO BE IGNORANT OF THE PAST IS TO REMAIN A CHILD".

British Embassy, Wednesday 22nd April 2015 The IPSC program in London will run from Monday 11 May 2015 to Saturday 16 May 2015.
IPSC participant welcome pack.pdf

WINNER CAROLINA Chaluleu –Holy Trinity College-Mar del Plata

Runner up , Camila Mazziotti Soares , Del Viso Day School, Rodrigo Pazos
Northern International Scholl 

 


Program

Program


PHOTOS


Eduardo M. Aguirre

Producciones
155-405-7834

If you want to see the photos and print them please click the link
http://www.esu.org.ar/GaleriasEventos/Speaking2015/

05/20/2015
ESU Argentina

Dear All,

Firstly, thank you for your continued involvement in the ESU International Public Speaking Competition 2015.

We’ll hope you’ll agree the participants and accompanying guests had a fantastic week in London and that the standard of public speaking from the young people involved was as engaging and of as higher standard as ever.

The winner of the Grand Final this year was Alma Ágútsdóttir from Iceland. The runner up was Khaleel Rajwani (Netherlands), and the audience choice award went to Pierre-Louis Hance (Belgium).

A full news story is available on our website at: http://www.esu.org/news/2015/international-public-speaking-competition-2015.

In the coming weeks we will be releasing a short survey to ask for your opinions on the IPSC this year, and if you have any further questions on the IPSC or any of our other programmes please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Kind Regards

Pete Doughton


WINNER CAROLINA Chaluleu –Holy Trinity College-Mar del Plata

REPORT
Report ESU 2015-1-2.docx


03/10/2015
ESU Argentina

Creating Global understanding through English Language

E.S.U. Argentina – H.S.B.C. - British Embassy
National Public Speaking Competition 2015

"To be Ignorant of the Past is to Remain a Child".

British Embassy, Wednesday 22nd April 2015
The IPSC program in London will run from Monday 11 May 2015 to Saturday 16 May 2015.

Buenos Aires, Thursday March 10th, 2015 Dear Colleague,

ESU Argentina is pleased to invite your school to participate in the annual National Public Speaking Competition to be held at the British Embassy Residence, Gelly y Obes 2333, Buenos Aires, on Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at 12,30 .

The winner of the ESU Argentina Public Speaking Competition will be invited to travel to the UK to compete in the International Public Speaking Competition, London 2015 , 11th May until 16th May (inclusive) organised by The English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, London. Both these competitions will be sponsored by HSBC, the British Embassy and ESU Argentina.

ESU Argentina plans to send one speaker (who must be an Argentine national between the ages 16 and 18) who, in the opinion of the local jury, best qualifies to compete in the exciting event in London. HSBC will cover the cost of the return airfare to the U.K. The student who wins the National competition will have to pay a registration fee of & 150 .(Handbook Accommodation The registration fee covers bed and breakfast hotel accommodation in central London for five nights (will run from Monday 11 May 2015 to Saturday 16 May 2015).ESU Argentina hopes each member schools interested in participating in this competition will organise its own internal public speaking competition before choosing its best single candidate for the National final. Students are only allowed to participate once during their school career.

If you are interested in entering a student could you please complete the enclosed form A and return to the ESU by the stated deadline, Tuesday 17th of March 2015 at 16 hs . School Application Form confirming the school entry and scanned receipt of payment, sent to esurodman@gmail.com Asap.

Thank you for your continued support of ESU Argentina.

Yours sincerely,
The Executive Committee
The English Speaking Union-Argentina
www.esu.org.ar

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Downloads

IPSC participant welcome pack.pdf
IPSC_handbook2014.pdf
Code of Conduct 2015.doc
PSC Invitation Letter 2015.doc

 

03/11/2014
ESU Argentina

Creating Global understanding through English Language

E.S.U. Argentina – H.S.B.C. - British Embassy

National Public Speaking Competition 2014

"Imagination is More Important than Knowledge".

British Embassy, Tuesday 22nd April 2014
The IPSC programme in London will run from Monday 12 May 2014 to Friday 16 May 2014.

handbook2014.pdf WPS Invitation2014.doc





11/29/2013

Dear All,

Please find the handbook for the International Public Speaking Competition 2014. It contains all the information you need to get your national competitions underway and I wish you and all your participants the best of luck with this first stage of this exciting competition.

The 2014 competition will take place in London from May 12-16 2014. We will out more details on registration in early December, but the important dates are included in the handbook.

"The theme for the international competition is "Imagination is More Important than Knowledge".

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch and we look forward to working with you again this year.

Kind regards,
Cecilia Rodman
www.esu.org.ar

05/06/2013

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

National Public Speaking Competition British Embassy

WINNER
Maria Cruz Martel – Colegio “Jesus Maria”- Talcahuano

Runner up Islands International School,
Miranda Campos Escuela Argentina Modelo, Federico Mata y Trejo


Program
Program

PHOTOS



Report IPSC 2013 Cruz Martel – Colegio Jesús María

ReportIPC2013.doc
 Speech.doc


06/06/2013

Australia wins International Public Speaking Competition





The International Public Speaking Competition is a flagship programme, involving participants from over 50 countries. Each year, delegates spend a week in London enjoying cultural activities and speech and debate training from ESU mentors. On Wednesday 15 May, an ESU film crew followed the participants on their day out in London to create the following short film:



On Friday 17, at the grand final held at 8 Canada Square, the Headquarters of HSBC who support the ESU each year, Isabel Crawford from Australia was announced as the winner, having delivered an incisive and thought-provoking speech.


 

06/11/2012

Nationl Public Speaking Competition

Paticipant:
Manuel Balerdi
Colegio Champagnat




06/06/2012

International Public Speaking Competition UK
Winner Juan Bautista Rodriguez Piola Colegio "Las Cumbres"


VIEW VIDEO: CLICK HERE

I have always felt great admiration for Europe, I certainly looked forward to going there one day. This year I had the BIG chance of taking the leap thanks to the ESU. Not only did I get to travel to Europe but I got to land in London, one of the capitals of the world and for sure the capital of Europe. What is more, this trip was no ordinary trip. I went there to represent my country, doing one of the things that I love doing the most that is speaking in public. I didn't win the competition but FOR SURE I won the respect and affection of 54 excellent public speakers of 51 different countries. And obviously I did my very best.

LONDON, DAY 1
I arrived in London at 6 am in the morning; I was excited and very happy. The first day we had some free time so we visited different places. In my case, I went to the Imperial War Museum and it was awesome. I was astonished by the city, I found it exciting and the people very friendly. After an outstanding day the ESU event started. I attended the welcome meeting in the Tudor Room of the Imperial hotel. There I met mi roommate "Martin Samson" who was not only an incredible person but also a world finalist of the competition. At the opening meeting we were thrilled, we all wanted to speak with each other. It's not every day that you have the opportunity of meeting so many people from different parts of the world, just amazing. After the meeting we all went for dinner together where we could introduce ourselves.



10/03/2012


The National competition will take place at the British Embassy - April 23rd,2013

Theme for the international competition is “Ideas Are Our Greatest Weapons”.

The IPSC programme in London will run from Monday 13 May 2013 to Friday 17 May 2013.
The heats will take place on Thursday 16 May 2013 and the semi-finals and the grand final will take place on Friday 17 May 2013.

PSC Invitation Letter 2013.doc
PSC-Tittle-and-handbook-2013.doc
IPSC_handbook2013_PH.pdf




02/07/2012

Creating Global understanding through English Language

E.S.U. Argentina – H.S.B.C. - British Embassy
The Head or the Heart?


Program
Program


NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2012 - RESULTS


Winner, Colegio "Las Cumbres", Bautista Rodriguez Piola, Runner up. NEA, Nueva Escuela Argentina 2000, Tobías Oliveira 3rd prize Islands International School, Victoria Barilli.


PHOTOS

 



02/07/2012

Creating Global understanding through English Language

E.S.U. Argentina – H.S.B.C. - British Embassy

National Public Speaking Competition 2012
‘“The Head or the Heart”
British Embassy, Thursday 19th April 2012

                                                                                          Buenos Aires, Tuesday March 6th , 2012
Dear Colleague,

ESU Argentina is pleased to invite your school to participate in the annual National Public Speaking Competition to be held at the British Embassy Residence, Gelly y Obes 2333, Buenos Aires, on Thursday 19th   April 2012 at 13.00.

 


10/20/2011
ESU Argentina

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH SEPAKING UNION PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2012

The Theme Argentina will use at the National and International ESU Public Speaking Competition finals is the following:

The Head or the Heart?


British Embassy   ,   Thursday 19th April 2012
IPSC  Final in London Monday 14th May 2012,  to Friday 18th  May 2012


Simon Martin, HSBC’s Head of Group  Corporate Sustainability says:

HSBC is delighted to fund the English-Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition in 2012. This year, the Bank is again supporting the final in London and also the earlier rounds in many of the participating countries. In a changing world, the Bank promotes cultural awareness, tolerance and education.

“The promotion of language is central to our aims. Language opens doors, removes barriers and helps people  to understand attitudes and behavior. There are currently 450 million native speakers of English, but perhaps as many as 1 billion learning it as a second language. With its long history and expertise, the ESU is in a unique position to introduce the English language to new speakers around the world.

The International Public Speaking Competition is an exciting event that enables talented young people to meet, demonstrate their command of English and learn more  about  other cultures.”



05/09/2011

ESU Argentina

NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2011

"Words are not Enough"
British Embassy April 27th 2011

Program

Program

NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2011 - RESULTS

Winner, Del Viso Day School, Santiago Rodriguez Ali, Runner up Colegio Euskal Echea Capital, Fernando Imparato
3rd prize Northern International School, Maria Pia Alais, "Rise and Shine"


PHOTOS




 

ESU Argentina

International Public Speaking Competition UK
Fernando Imparato Report
Colegio Euskal-Echea

Quoting this year's IPSC theme, "Words are not enough" to describe the incredible week I spent in London. I won the once in a lifetime opportunity to represent my country in the IPSC abroad, and I'm glad that I took the challenge of participating. But first of all, I really want to thank Euskal-Echea Capital school for encouraging me to take part in this competition and for the training I had, ESU Argentina for the support and ESU UK for organizing this marvelous global competition. This year's IPSC has given me lots of enjoyable, invaluable experiences. From representing Argentina in a prestigious competition, to making eighty one new friends, every day of the whole week I spent there was completely unique and unforgettable.





ESU Argentina

Santiago Rodriguez Alí Report
Del Viso Day School

Words are not enough…

The theme for this year's IPSC was absolutely right: There are no words on Earth that could ever describe the amazing experience that ESU, ESU Argentina and my school provided me when giving me the opportunity to travel to the fantastic city of London in order to represent Argentina at the International Public Speaking Competition. Words are not even enough to describe the number of doors that this competition opened up to me. Instead of saying that I had to compete with 81 participants I should rather say that I had the opportunity to meet 81 new friends in every corner of the world. The trip truly changed my life. It wasn't only the five-minutes speech I had to deliver, which I really enjoyed, but the amazing people I met and the great places we visited during the whole week.


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ESU Argentina

Republic of Korea wins IPSC

Jeon Kang from the Republic of Korea has won the 30th International Public Speaking Competition.
With his speech "Umm...I can't teach?!", Jeon wowed the audience and judges Bilal Mahmood, Lucy Hockings and Andy Russell, at the grand final at HSBC Headquarters in Canary Wharf. Jeon competed against 81 other national winners in the two-day competition. After a week of entertainment, training, and cultural exchange, the competition began on Thursday with all 82 competitors delivering their speeches in eight heats in Dartmouth House, and our neighbours the Chesterfield Hotel.

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01/30/2011

ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

ESU National and International Public Speaking Competition 2011

National Public Speaking Competition 2011 at the British Embassy 27 April 

IPSCLondon 2011 : 23 May until 27 May (inclusive)


The International Theme:
 
“Words are not enough”

PSC Invitation letter 2011.doc

Download the IPSC Handbook 2011 here.

 

The International Public Speaking competition brings together the best speakers from all over the world for a week of international cultural exchange.

The purpose of this annual competition is not only to showcase the very highest standard of public speaking by young people from around the world, but also to give the students an opportunity to understand each other’s different backgrounds and cultures. The ESU’s International Public Speaking Competition started 29 years ago when the national competition in England was opened up to Australia. The competition has now spread to 40,000 young people in 46 countries with four new countries joining in 2010 alone.

The winner of the competition travels to Buckingham Palace to accept their award from HRH Prince Phillip, President of the ESU.

The competition gives young people all over the world the chance to practise and improve their skills in public speaking and communication. The IPSC is helping young people all over the world to realise their potential by increasing their communication skills in English, by empowering them to give their opinions with confidence and by connecting them to a network of alumni from across the globe and from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

The competition is supported by HSBC’s Global Education Trust.



THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA


ESU Argentina

NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2010

CELEBRATING ARGENTINA’S BICENTENARY
1810 – 2010

 

Program Program

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NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2010
 - Results


Winner,  Marina Filiba,  Northlands School  , ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS”

Runner up  Francisco Huarte Petite , Escuela Argentina Modelo, KEEP GOING”

3rd prize Guillermina Perez , Lomas High School , “My Shoping List


News Release  
Public Speaking Competition Final 
International Public Speaking Competition at HSBC HQ

80 students from 46 countries will gather to compete in the ESU’s 29th annual IPSC

The ESU’s International Public Speaking Competition started 29 years ago when the national competition in England was opened up to Australia. The competition has now spread to 40,000 young people in 46 countries with four new countries joining in 2010 alone. On Friday 21 May 80 participants from those 46 countries will battle it out at HSBC in Canary Wharf hoping to be the one to raise the trophy high and to be declared the international winner of the ESU’s public speaking competition.
The appeal of the competition is the opportunity it gives to young people all over the world to practise and improve their skills in public speaking and communication. The growing acknowledgement of the importance of English as not only a communication tool but also a development tool is shown through the introduction of a major new project in Bangladesh by the UK Department for International Development “to radically improve the lives of up to 25 million people by using new approaches to English teaching and learning. This will develop their language skills, thus increasing their employment opportunities and enabling them to participate more effectively in economic and social activities which will contribute to Bangladesh's long-term development.” (www.dfid.gov.uk)
The ESU’s International Public Speaking Communication is helping young people all over the world to realise their potential by increasing their communication skills in English, by empowering them to give their opinions with confidence and by connecting them to a network of alumni from across the globe from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. English is the language of the internet, of international business, of negotiation, of sport, music and science; the skills this competition gives young people in the persuasive use of English opens doors to untold possibilities and prepares them to become the next leaders of their countries.

Previous winners in recent years have included Mauritius, The Philippines and Yemen; the winner of this year’s competition will travel to Buckingham Palace in November to accept their award from HRH Prince Phillip, President of the ESU. The competition is supported by HSBC’s Global Education Trust.


 

ESU Argentina

The English Speaking Union Argentina
UK Squad in Argentina 13-21 Marzo 2010

Dear Member Schools

In response to the increasing demand from teachers and students of the ESU community, ESU Argentina is pleased to announce the arrival of two International Public Speaking experts:  Mr.  Can Okar and Ms.  Eve Hibbert - Keene (See attached CVs) who will deliver a  free of charge workshop on the ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING in the week of March 14. This hands-on workshop  specially tailored for both teachers and students will be held at member schools/ member institutions in Capital Federal and different areas of Gran Buenos Aires. [See More]

03-15-2010
YCA  

Charlie Lopez interview ESU Argentina Chairman  

two International Public Speaking experts:  Mr.  Can Okar and Ms.  Eve Hibbert - Keene who will deliver  workshops on the ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING in the week of March 14. This hands-on workshop  specially tailored for both teachers and students will be held at member schools/ member institutions in Capital Federal and different areas of Gran Buenos Aires

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11/24/2009
ESU Argentina

National Public Speaking Competition 2010
TITLE
‘Speculation on Our Future’

E.S.U. Argentina, H.S.B.C. - British Embassy, British Airways

www.esu.org.ar

Creating Global understanding through English Language

British Embassy, Wednesday 28 April 2010
IPSC finals in London  will take place 18 – 21 May 2010 with the Grand Final to be held at HSBC, Canary Wharf on 21 May 2010.

PSC invitatoin letter.doc
HANDBOOK.pdf

ESU Argentina

There are no words
There are simply no words to express this unbelievable experience I had thanks to the English Speaking Competition. Before starting to tell something about the experience, I would like to start giving the ESU Argentina a cordial “thank you for everything.”

Day 1
At the welcome meeting, to be honest, I was totally doubtful of what exactly we were going to do, and what exactly were going to be our tasks that week at London. But after hearing Annete Fisher, the Organiser of the event there, and after getting to know the 72 participants from every corner of the world, I realised that I was just starting a life-experience. Our programme was specific and precise, with all sorts of details of each visit, the schedules; our days were practically organised cautiously. Afterwards, I went to visit Covent Garden with some of the participants, having a great time and, most important, knowing each other.

Day 2
We received proper formalities and tips regarding to debates. Furthermore, a representant of Kensington Palace came to offer us the opportunity to practise by making an interesting recreation of the English Parliament, in the times of the Glorious Revolution (seventeenth century), performed by us. A group supported this revolt, and another one claimed for the true heirs of the throne. I was at this last group, and we won obtaining an important number of votes on our favour. After the debate workshop, we went to the famous Shakespeare´s Globe Theatre, where we had a fantastic tour through all the place, knowing historical curiosities and learning about the chain of events that allowed the founders of the Theatre to build it. Finally, we had some fun and an enjoyable entertainment evening at a bowling place, where karaoke was included as well.

Day 3
The Constitutional experience was held at the breathtaking Kensington Palace. We started at 10 am, having one morning debate, where my role was to oppose to compulsory voting in an imaginary country. Furthermore, in the afternoon and after lunch, we had a second debate, with the motion: “This House believes that monarchies of the 21st century must be abolished.” It was a good performance on both debates, and also it was useful to defend with concrete arguments and coherently our ideas. At 3 pm, we were given free time and again we used this space to consolidate our friendship. That evening we had dinner and after that we had the unforgettable opportunity to see a play called “The woman in Black”, at Fortune Theatre. A truly fantastic play to end up a long but pleasant day.

Day 4
The visit to the BBC Television Centre and the 3D TV workshop made a completely superb morning. Also we heard a presentation made by an important authority of the channel, so it was an honour as well to listen to a man with such a prestigious career. Personally, I learned the valuable experience of how to do the best in order to be objective and precise when transmitting information. After lunch, from 2 pm onwards, we had free time. I used time to know more to London with some participants, but also to go to Dartmouth House to receive assistance for our speeches, listening to some advice and motivational tips that encouraged me to improve my speech delivery. This useful help was critical for my performance next day, as I was able to correct some pronunciation mistakes, say certain things of my speech in a different tone to create more impact, and finally to exploit every second of the six minutes we all had to speak.

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PSC invitatoin letter.doc

20/02/2010


ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
UK Squad in Argentina March 2010

Buenos Aires,Tuesday 16th , 2010

Dear Member Schools

In response to the increasing demand from teachers and students of the ESU community, ESU Argentina is pleased to announce the arrival of two International Public Speaking experts:  Mr.  Can Okar and Ms.  Eve Hibbert - Keene (See attached CVs) who will deliver a  free of charge workshop on the ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING in the week of March 14. This hands-on workshop  specially tailored for both teachers and students will be held at member schools/ member institutions in Capital Federal and different areas of Gran Buenos Aires.
We take for granted your enthusiasm and support in the knowledge that this experience will help improve the preparation of the speakers for the national and international competition.
To help as with the organization of these workshops, we would like you to confirm asap. your school`s interest in attending one of these workshops by answering this mail.
Further information will be sent to you in the coming weeks.
I do hope to meet you at these unique training sessions.

Best regards,

Mr. Malcolm Rodman
Chairman
ESU Argentina
www.esu.org.ar

RSVP

FORM.doc
CAN OKAR CV.doc

EVE HIBBERT-KEENE.doc

 



International Public Speaking Competition
2009-06-02
Dartmouth House

Program Program

Roland Kemp Photography

 



THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA


ESU Argentina

PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

 

HSBC

 

Program Program

1. Ma. Florencia Rossi
“The puppets - puppeteers”
2. Florencia Leskovar
“Yours to male sense”
3. Madelaida Gamondes
“The Comedy of Power”
4. Soledad Arienza
“Looking back to Progress”
5. Greogorio Rossello
“Are we trying to keep up with time…? Or is it that time is trying to keep up with us?”
6. Mariana Mayochi
“Smile tho' your heart is aching”
7. Felipe Saenz
“Cultural Fision”
8. Catalina Gamba
“The modern fountain of youth “
9. Lucia Weihe
“Saving the world one sock at a time”
10. Valentina Iricibar
“Rock n' Roll Methuselah”
11. Andrea Jean Taylor
“A brave new world”
12. Evelyn Moon
“...humble seconds, mighty life.”
13. Juan D'Alotto
“The Darkest dawn”
14. Iván Cosentino
“Urban renewal. Progress or retrogression?”
15. Cindy Arlandi
“Does a facelift a day keep wrinkles away?”
16. Sofia Podetti
“Plastic People”
17. Nicolas Gimenez
“I still believe”
18. Camila Diaz Pizzarello
“Change and what it means for us”
19. Delfina Paterno
“Facing Change”
20. Sofia Nicolini
“Slowness for sustainability”
21. Mariana Gabriela Vera
“Creative understanding”
22. Martina Abbate
“A place to call home”
23. Maximiliano Zito
“All in all, we are just another brick in the wall”
24. Luca Macome
“The Asociation for the Preservation of the World”
25. Ma. Victoria Leone
“Crossroads”

We wish to give very special thanks to the Judges, Mrs. Christine Beattie (HSBC Argentina), Diego Balboa (British Embassy) and Mrs. Mary Godward  (British Council), Chairlady: Mrs. Susana Cravino(ESU); and Timekeeper: Mrs. Lucila Marquez.(ESSARP)


NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2009 - Results

Winner,  Luca Macome , St. Georges’s College North , The Asociation for the Preservation of the World


Runner up  Evelyn Moon , Escuela Argentina Modelo, ...humble seconds, mighty life.

3rd prize Nicolas Gimenez, Islands International  “ I still believe

4th prize Lucia Weihe, Holy Trinity College, Mar del Plata, "Saving the world one sock at a time"


REPORT.pdf
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ITINERARY PARTICIPANTS.doc
EVELYN MOON REPORT.doc

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To see all photos please contact:Eduardo Aguirre | Producciones

Eduardo M. Aguirre
Producciones
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ESU International Public Speaking Competition

Monday 18 - Thursday 21 May 2009

The ESU International Public speaking Competition is one of the most successful and far-reaching international programmes. It has three overall objectives:

  • To give young people practical experience in the fundamental skills of public speaking.
  • To provide a focus for the learning of effective English and communication skills among young people in countries where English is not the first language.
  • To give students from a variety of countries and backgrounds a chance to meet, exchange views and form friendships.

The first competition was held in 1981 and included speakers from three countries. Since then the competition has expanded rapidly, especially since the early 1990s in East and Central Europe and more recently in Asia, where the competition has proved to be an extremely popular way of promoting English.


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International Public Speaking
Title Goes to the Philippines

The final of the 27th annual International Public Speaking Competition was won by Gian Karlo Dapul from the Philippines with the interestingly entitled speech Fish Mucus and Foot Fungus.
Gian’s presentation, given at the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, highlighted some of the environmental problems facing his country. His success in claiming the International Public Speaking title endorses the truly global reach that the contest has attained since it was launched back in 1981. Recent winners have come from China, Russia and Yemen.

Later this year, Gian will return to London to receive a certificate
from HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
The runner up was Kanyanat Piticharoen from Thailand, the prize for Best Non-native English-Speaker was presented to Dobri Dobrev of Bulgaria and the Audience’s Choice Award went to Martin Racimo of Argentina.

New Horizons; New Frontiers was the theme for this year’s speeches and the diversity and quality of responses to this brief impressed the judges of both the Grand Final and the heats, which took place in the morning at Dartmouth House. Fifty-eight entrants from 33 different countries took part, each of whom had already achieved success in their own national competitions.

Participants were welcomed to the Embassy by Mr Richard LeBaron, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America, who congratulated the finalists on their achievement and wished them luck. Valerie Mitchell opened the proceedings and, at the conclusion of the event, Edward Gould, Deputy-Chairman of the ESU presented each competitor with a certificate and a copy of the Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, kindly donated by Macmillan. Judging the Grand Final were Mr Peter Kyle, Chief Executive, Shakespeare Globe Trust who chaired the panel, Dame Mary Richardson, former Chief Executive, HSBC Global Education Trust and President of SOS Children’s Villages UK and Mr Tony Byrne, Director of The Royal Academy Trust.

Participants traditionally enjoy a week of events in England and this year was no exception. Competitors had the chance to learn more about our supporters during a tour of HSBC’s global headquarters in Canary Wharf. They also took part in a mock parliamentary debate, visited the House of Commons, and attended a performance of The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre, which was preceded by a talk from the show’s director, Robin Herford, a former ESU scholar.

Two-thirds of the contestants went on to spend the weekend with ESU members around the country. This is a highly valued part of the programme, and we would like to thank the host families and branches for their generous hospitality. We would also like to thank branches who gave financial support to the participants, those who judged during the heats, and ESU Colchester branch member David Watson who kindly filmed the final.

Special thanks are due to HSBC Global Education Trust, which supported the International Public Speaking Competition and without whom, it would not take place. The ESU would also like to thank the US Ambassador and his staff for allowing us to use the Embassy as the venue for this year’s final.


Program




British Council ESU Argentina HSBC

 

International Public Speaking Competition

The ESU International Public speaking Competition is one of the most successful and far-reaching international programmes. It has three overall objectives:

  • To give young people practical experience in the fundamental skills of public speaking.
  • To provide a focus for the learning of effective English and communication skills among young people in countries where English is not the first language.
  • To give students from a variety of countries and backgrounds a chance to meet, exchange views and form friendships.
The first competition was held in 1981 and included speakers from three countries. Since then the competition has expanded rapidly, especially since the early 1990s in East and Central Europe and more recently in Asia, where the competition has proved to be an extremely popular way of promoting English.



Creating Global understanding through English Language
E.S.U. Argentina

National Public Speaking Competition 2008 
“New Horizons, New Frontiers”

British Embassy, Wednesday 16, 2008



1. Olivia Morris
“Are we Progressing?”
2. Alan Sigal
“Assisting The Future”
3. María José Cachau
“More freedom or less freedom”
4. Franco Andres Sturla
“Of Fires and Livers”
5. Gaston Zeziola
"Never mind matter”
6. Tamara Hache
“Clearly Complex”
7. Luciana Zanella
“Alter Alterations”
8. Itziar Moure Abo
“Are new horizons within ourselves”
9. Francesca Libarona
“Symphony of the Universe ”
10. Cristian Dominguez
“To the infinity and beyond ”
11. Augusto Terracini
“Old resources, new rules”
12. Maria Belen Tavella
“That which does not kill us”
13. Alvaro Luciano Di Tella
“Mankind Can Make it Possible”
14. Francisco Accornero
“What has not been invented yet”
15. Martin Racimo
“There’s no place like home”
16. Maria Victoria Sartor
“Childrens and Peace”
17. Ignacio Noel
“All for One and One for All”
18. Sebastian Tomas Saravi
“As new as it can be ”
19. Maria Catalina Vazquez Verde
“The Ballerina”
20. Laila Liberjen
“The Lost Bonds”
21. Bryan Patrick Bour
“Keep in Touch“
22. Carla Lucia Giannotti
“Two sides of the same coin “
23. Gonzalo Ignacio Cervetto
“Nip`n Tuck”
24. Mariano Bino
“Space Colonisation”

We wish to give very special thanks to the Judges, Dr. Lynne Hughes (British Embassy), Mrs. Christine Beattie (HSBC Argentina) and Mrs. Mary Godward (British Council)


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NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2008 - Results

Winner,  Martin Racimo Escuela Argentina Modelo, “There’s no place like home” 
 
Runner up Tamara Hache Woodville School-Bariloche, “Clearly Complex”
 
3rd prize Gonzalo Ignacio Cervetto, Colegio "Las Cumbres"  “Nip`n Tuck”
 
4th prize Sebastian Tomas Saravi , St.Catherine's Moorlands Tortuguitas , “As new as it can be ”
 
5th prize Francisco Accornero ,   Del Viso Day School  , “What has not been invented yet”



15 May 2008


On behalf of the English-Speaking Union, I should like to congratule you on your outstanding contribution to the 2008 International Public-Speaking Competition Grand Final last week. I do hope that you will look back upon this experience with fondness and with great pride in your success.
I understand that all 58 students formed great friendships during their time in London. I hope that you benefited from the opportunities that the programme offered and that you will keep in touch with the ESU in the future.
It was a great pleasure to hear your speech and to present you with your much deserved prize.

The Rt Hon The Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE Chairman



News

Winner and runner-up of the Netherlands BBC Awards give excellent presentations during the International Public Speaking Competition of the English-Speaking Union in London

17 May 2008 Our winner Stijn Depla and the runner-up Akhila Jambagi were among a group of 58 participants from 35 countries from every continent who took part in a varied and interesting week organised by the ESU.
After workshops, debates, a visit to the House of Commons, a theatrical performance, a musical and a VIP tour through the BBC TV Centre, on Friday their week culminated in the competitions in which the participants competed for the honour of being selected as best speakers of the year.

The preliminary round in which the Dutch participants had been placed comprised 15 candidates from the Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, India, the United States, England, China and Pakistan.
Both Stijn and Akhila delivered their presentations convincingly; clearly they had taken to heart the advice they'd received at the National Finals. They answered the often critical questions from the public with verve and assurance.
The standard of almost all the speakers was very high.
Unfortunately the jury did not select our candidates for the Grand Finale.
They did, however, select Stijn for an honourable mention.

In the Grand Finale which was held in the American Embassy in London, the 8 finalists represented Romania, Thailand, Poland, Bulgaria, Argentina, Lebanon, China and the Philippines.

Gian Karlo Dapul of the Philippines was the winner, Kanyanat Piticharoen of Thailand was number 2, Dobri Dobrev of Bulgaria was the best non-native speaker and Martin Racimo of Argentina received the public prize.

Stijn and Akhila enjoyed their week, the many contacts which they made and the experience gained among contemporaries, many of whom had totally different cultural and political backgrounds.



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E.S.U. Argentina

Theme “Dynamic Earth"

The English Speaking Union Argentina

Announces the theme of the ESU National and International Public Speaking Competition to be held on April 2007.


Public Speaking 2006 Results
"Mapping the Global Future"
[View Results]

Dartmouth House
Speakers’ Programme - 9 - 13 May 2005
[View Report]

REPORTS

Tamy Hache
Speaker's report 2008
[View Report]

Martín Racimo
Speaker's report 2008
[View Report]

Juan Leonardo Mc Lean
Speaker's report
[View Report]

Clara Montaruli
Speaker's report
[View Report]

Fernando Racimo
1st Prize. The fellowship of man.
[Read Speech]


Many thanks, and for inviting me to be a judge. I thought the standard of participants very high, and our two winners will represent Argentina well I am sure.

Best wishes,
Martin

Mr. Martin Freyer
Director British Council



Congratulations on the competition. I just loved seeing the pictures and have had a great time reading all the topics your young orators expounded upon.

All the best,
Alice

President & Executive Director
Alice Boyne - New York, NY


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