Christian College Middle School, Highton hosted the annual Geelong Regional Sayembara Lisan (Speaking Contest) today with approximately 130 students from nine different schools competing for the regional titles.
During the contest, students showcased their language skills to teaching staff, a number of visiting Indonesian PhD students studying at Deakin University and local Indonesian community members. The contestants demonstrated their Indonesian language skills in poetry recitals, story readings, personal interviews and discussion of Indonesian topics.
The contest provided an excellent opportunity for participants to gain a first hand experience communicating with native speakers and to develop their language skills
Everyone seemed to benefit from the experience with Neve Foster from Year 5 saying ‘I’m nervous of how I went in the contest but I really enjoyed the experience. It’s a challenge with the other schools here which is good’.
Christian College have 19 students moving onto the Sayembara Lisan State Finals at the Asia Institute at Melbourne University on 25th May and we wish all of them the best of luck.
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