Oxbridge/Sunway English Language Event 2011

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The preliminary stages of the Oxbridge Malaysia Public Speaking and Essay Competition, an exciting annual event of English writing and oratory excellence, were held on April 16, 2011 at Sunway University's Bandar Sunway Campus.

The finals will be held at the same place on June 25th, 2011.

The competition was open to secondary school students from Form 4 and 5 and, this year, more than the 100 participants from 58 schools from all over Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh took part.

To select the 12 semi-finalists from amongst the 2011 competitors, they were divided into 10 groups of about 10.  Each entrant delivered a 3-minute prepared speech and then the top 50 had to make a 3-minute impromptu speech. Each entrant was judged by 2 judges for both the prepared and impromptu speeches.  Sunway University provided all the judges for these two preliminary rounds and identifed the 12 semi-finalists.

A mixed panel of Oxbridge and Sunway judges then judged the semi-finals in which the twelve candidates had to make an impromptu three minute speech on the subject: "Hairspray". The six finalists will go forward to compete in the final round of the competition on June 25th, 2011.

 

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Sunway Welcomes the Competitors

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The Oxbridge Sunway English Language Event Semi Finals

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The Judges Ready to Start Work

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One of the 12 Semi-Finalists

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One of the 12 Semi-Finalists

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One of the 12 Semi-Finalists

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One of the 12 Semi-Finalists

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One of the 12 Semi-Finalists

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One of the 12 Semi-Finalists

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The Judges Hard at Work

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Organising Chairperson, Margaret Hall, with the 12 Semi Finalists

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Organising Chairperson, Margaret Hall, Announces the Results

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The Six Oxbridge/Sunway English Public Speaking Competition Finalists

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One of the 12 Semi-Finalists




The winner of the Oxbridge Malaysia/Sunway University Public Speaking Competition 2011 stands a chance to win an Oxbridge and Sunway University Bursary for full tuition fee waiver (Pre-university programmes/American Degree Transfer Programme/diploma programmes), an individual trophy and an individual cash prize worth RM600.00.

Please note: No school may register as a participant or register a candidate for this event via this website.

The Public Speaking and Essay Competition is jointly organised by Sunway University and the Oxford & Cambridge Society of Malaysia.

To view the gallery images of this event CLICK HERE.