【英語教育学科】2017 English Speech and Recitation Contests
The 2017 Department of English Education English Speech and Recitation contests were held at the university on January 11th. There were six contestant in the speech contest and ten contestants in the recitation contest.
The topics of the speeches included communicating with the elderly, black companies, karoshii, bullying, and smart phone addiction. This year, the speeches were delivered in a very confident manner and the topics were particularly thought-provoking. The final result was as follow: Naoto Arita was awarded third place for his speech about black companies, Daichi Awata was awarded second place for his speech about karoshii, and in first place was Juna Yukimoto, who gave a speech titled the importance of communicating with the elderly.
The recitations included the poem ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, and Depeche Mode’s ‘People are People’. The winners were as follows: in first place, Tomoyuki Konishi; in second place, Saki Tachibana; and, in third place was Yu Kaizu.
The MC for the speech contest was Youhei Azuma, and the MC for the Recitation contest was Kiei Takea. They both performed their duties in a very smooth and professional way. The six winners were presented with commemorative certificates by the head of the English Education Department, Professor Mari Katayama.