10th Qatar Japanese Speech Contest

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1, Event Information

Date/Time:           Saturday, March 10, 2018
Place:                   Qatar University, Administration Building (B01) - Reception Hall
Organizer:            The Embassy of Japan in the State of Qatar
Co-organizer :      Japanese Language Teachers’ Association in Qatar (JALTAQ)  and Qatar University
Contact:                Embassy of Japan in the State of Qatar (eojqatar@dh.mofa.go.jp)

2, Entry Qualifications

Eligible candidates fulfil the following;

  • Non-native Japanese speaker and resident of Qatar
  • Studying Japanese language at Qatar University , other educational institutions accredited by the Qatari government or currently studying Japanese language with JALTAQ.
  • If not belonging to any of the aforementioned institutions or not studying with a JALTAQ teacher, the contestant needs to have more than 6 months experience of studying Japanese.

Not qualified if you have;

  • Studied Japanese language more than 3 months in Japan
  • Lived in Japan longer than 6 months
  • Won the 1st place in this contest in the past

3,  Entry

  • Please contact your teacher to apply. The application forms will be collected by teachers in their respective institutions.
  • Contestants who don’t belong to any institutions may contact Embassy of Japan in the State of Qatar (eojqatar@dh.mofa.go.jp) directly. You can find the entry form here.


4,  Registration and Submission Schedule
Registration deadline: Thursday,  January 25, 2018   
Submission deadline:
 Category  Submit  Deadline
 A, B, C  Title of the speech  February 8
 B, C  Japanese speech copy  February 22
 B, C  English summary  February 25


5,  Speech Categories
   Category  Time Limit  Specifications
A  Recitation
・participants will read a story of his/her choice from the pre-designated topics.
*Please select one title from This Website
・participants will give a speech about a topic of his/her choice with a title.
・participants will give a speech about a topic of his/her choice with a title.
・at the end of the speech, participants will be given questions related to his/her speech in Japanese. Ansewr to the questions.

6,  Judging
• Criteria: content and construction, pronunciation and the manner.
• Slides or any other tools used for illustration will not be permitted.
• Overtime will be subjected to point deduction.
• Category A is suitable for contestants participating for the first time.
• For Category B and C, they will be subject to points deduction, if they read a copy of the speech.
• Contestants on Category C will be asked questions after the speech which will be included in judging.
We look forward to seeing you at our 10th Japanese speech contest! Good luck!!