This past weekend, December 3rd, the English Cafe hosted the second annual English Presentation Contest at Kagawa University. 28 contestants  ranging from first year to graduate and international students took part. Divided into two groups, the students prepared their best slide shows and delved into a multitude of topics. After much deliberation and consternation, the judges awarded prizes to the top performers of the day. Each group had two third place finishers, a second place presenter and an overall winner. The award winners were given ¥1,000, ¥3,000 or ¥5,000 book vouchers respectively, redeemable in the school store. It was a wonderful display from many students who have put a lot of work into improving their English abilities. Keep an eye out for posters for next year’s contest if you’re interested in competing next time.

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Group 1 Presenters

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Presentations covered topics like planning for your future…

 

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…to Malaysian Foods

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Third Place Finishers on either end (Dancille Nizeyimana, left, and Shota Koike, right), Second Place (Kana Nakahara) and First Place (Kevin Quetsch)

 

Group 2 Participants

Group 2 Participants and Award Winners (Kneeling from the left: Third Place Mai Fujiwara and Riku Nakai, Second Place Kota Kumabuchi and First Place Natsuko Akazaki)

A presenter shares opinions on video games

A presenter shares opinions on video games

Another discusses his dream for the future

Another discusses his dream for the future

We hope to see an even larger audience join us next year as the presenters continue to produce higher quality presentations for all to enjoy.