During the Toyama Prefectural Governor’s visit to Lewis & Clark College this summer, Governor Nitta shared that this year, the Toyama Prefectural Government would be hosting an Oregon Cup English Presentation Contest with university students from Toyama. Not only is it open for anyone to watch online, but the contest is also looking for students from universities in Oregon to serve as advisors for the student presenter groups. If you are interested in helping Japanese university students with their English, please feel free to apply!
Contest Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th , 2022, 4:30-7:30 PM, PST
Who is eligible to participate: Undergraduate and graduate students of private and public colleges and universities in Oregon and Southwest Washington who are English speakers and are preferably currently learning Japanese at their school.
Information for participants: Each presentation team will consist of about three to four members. (At least one of them will be a student from the Oregon side. Oregon participants will be recruited separately, and the organizers will randomly form groups with students from the Toyama side.) Participants from Toyama will prepare a 7-minute presentation in English based on the topic “Creating the Future with SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)” (For more information on SDGs: https://sdgs.un.org/goals#goals). Participants from Oregon will support those from the Toyama side by advising them on correct English sentence construction, pronunciation, and ways to make their presentation effective and appealing to an Oregonian (American) audience. Presenters on the day of will only be from Toyama.
How to apply: Please apply by October 21st (Fri.) using the following application form: https://shinsei.pref.toyama.lg.jp/MFx6YKCq