Students blitz Japanese speech competition

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in News, Timeline

JATNET speech comp 2Congratulations to Taylah Pickett (Year 11), Stella Barnhoorn (Year 11), Vivienne Scott (Year 11) and Faith McDougall (Year 12), who represented the College admirably at the JATNET 2017 Tasmanian Japanese Speech Competition (senior division) at The Friends’ School recently.
Faith was awarded equal second in the senior high school interview category, and Vivienne, Taylah and Stella all received ‘highly commended’ awards in the same category.
Students studying pre-tertiary Japanese from colleges around Tasmania were involved in the competition. The event judges and organisers noted that the standard of this year’s competition was exceptionally high, and that this was a reflection of the hard work, dedication and commitment of those involved.
A big thank you to Mrs Macleod for teaching and encouraging the girls to enter in the state speaking competition.
Language speaking competitions are an important part of the language curriculum, as they are a great motivator for students to further their language education. At the senior level, the competition helps to prepare them for their end-of-year TASC Oral Examination.
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