The 2022 Spring Speech & Essay Contest

Englist is hosting a speech and essay contest event for students enrolled in 2022 spring semester courses. The event is separated into two categories, the speech contest and essay contest.

Students are welcome to sign up to compete in either event, or both.

Contest Divisions & Rules

Sign-up deadline: March 1, 2022

Limited to Englist students enrolled in 2022 Spring courses

Speech Contest Divisions

  1. Elementary (5-6 grade)
  2. Junior High (7-9 grade)
  3. High School (10-12 grade)
  • Elementary contestant speeches must be 2-3 minutes long
  • Junior high / high school contestant speeches must be 4-5 minutes long
  • Contestants will be able to choose a question to answer from a set of three prompts
  • The written speech is due before the event
  • The speech does not have to be memorized
  • There are two rounds of competition with the first judged by Englist teachers, and and the second judged by an expert panel
  • Contestants are judged on pronunciation, delivery, engagement, and content
  • Speeches will be given at the event

*Orientation workshop available for all contestants


Essay Contest Divisions

  1. Junior High (7-9 grade):
    Opinion essay about a controversial topic
    (500-word minimum)

  2. High School (10-12 grade)
    Research paper about a social issue in Taiwan
    (1000-word minimum)
  • Contestants will be able to select from a list of prompts
  • There are two rounds of competition with the first judged by Teacher Adam and the second judged by an expert panel
  • Contestants are judged on mechanics, structure, clarity, reasoning, and engagement
  • Winners and awards to be announced at spring event

*Orientation workshop available for all contestants


Winners in each division (elementary, junior high, high school) from each category (speech/essay)
will be featured on Englist’s website and social media

First Place

(or NT$5,000 discount off next semester Englist courses)

Second Place

NT$1,000 bookstore gift card

Contest event


Speeches and essays will be assessed by an international panel of judges (professors, media professionals, education specialists)


Winners of the essay contest will be announced at the event


Speech contestants will give their speeches at the event


Winners of the speech contest will be announced


The event will be moved online if a physical gathering is not an option due to COVID restrictions

Final Contest judges

Tim Berge

General Manager of ICRT (International Community Radio Taipei)

Judy Liang

Business Development Manager
at Crimson Education

Anthony Chavez

Academic Writing Teacher at Taipei Wego Private Senior High School

To enter

1. Students need to inform their teacher (in person or via email)

2. Students should ask their parents to send a message to Englist administrative staff

3. Englist will students and their parents a confirmation email with relevant contest information

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