The Public Speaking Competition is at the heart of the English-Speaking Union’s mission, bringing together oracy, cultural and a hefty dose of friendly rivalry.
The competition brings the best young speakers from all of the students at IEL International School. For a week of cultural and public speaking contests. Showcasing the highest standard of public speaking, while giving delegates an opportunity to meet and engage with other young people of different backgrounds.
Finalists (national winners of the English-Speaking) must write and deliver a speech connected with the theme for the year’s competition. Past themes have included ‘Culture is not a luxury but a necessity’ and ‘The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they have none’.