In 2013, FasTracKids held its 2nd annual international children's speech contest. Students enrolled in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program called FasTrack English were able to showcase their hard work and progress learning the English language by researching, writing and performing their own speech. Every participant conducted their speech in front of their classmates while being video recorded by the FasTrack English teacher.
Students are placed into categories based on their experience with the English language. Category one is for students in the first year of FasTrack English. Category two is for second year students of the program and Category three is for the last year of the program. We also added a Category 4 that is open to any contest participant.
- Category One: A 15-30 second speech. Topic choices include a speech about their family, their favorite place and what they want to be when they grow up.
- Category Two: A 30-60 second speech. Topic choices include what they like to do outside of school, describe their happiest day and how do they help their mom and dad.
- Category Three: A 30-60 second speech. Topic choices include describing their favorite story, describe their fictional animal and if they could solve any problem in the world, what would it be and why?
- Category Four: A complete song or rhyme learned in the FasTrack English program.
After performing research on the chosen topic, students write their speech, practice it in front of their peers and recite it while being recorded for the contest.
Over 300 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students from 30 FasTracKids schools and centers worldwide submitted videos to FasTracKids.
Here are the videos that were awarded first place in each category. Congratulations to all our participants!