Japanese Speech Contest of Language Enhancement Programme 2016/2017


Congratulations to our Japanese Class students of the Language Enhancement Programme 2016/2017 who were awarded the 2nd-runner-up of the Group Story-telling for Junior Secondary Section in the 13th Hong Kong Primary and Secondary School Students Japanese Speech & Verse Speaking Contest, organized by the Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong on May 7!
The awardees are KOO Yan Chin (1J), HEUNG Tsz Yan (1P), KONG Ching Lam Cherie (1P), LAM Ho Tin (1P) and PANG Tsz Ying (1P), who have been studying Japanese for around 40 hours only. Other than that, our student trainers, CHEUNG Tsun Chi (1F), NGAI Ka Huen (1J), YIP Pui Hei (1J), SUN Kai Fai Marco (1P), and our exchange student from Japan – NAKAMUKAI Hitomi (3F), contribute all their effort on one-on-one training, props design and other technical support to the competitors. The competitors and student trainers received the recognitions from Principal, teachers and fellow students in the morning assembly last week, bilingually introduced by Hitomi and MAK Li Yee (1P) in both Japanese and Putonghua.
It is a large-scale Hong Kong territory Japanese speech contest for non-native Japanese students. It aims at promoting Japanese language and culture in Hong Kong with 13-year history. There are 4 events, including 1. Solo Verse (Primary), 2. Solo Verse (Junior Secondary), 3. Group Story-telling (Junior Secondary), and 4. Public-speaking (Senior Secondary). This Contest is sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, Japan Airlines (JAL), All Nippon Airways (ANA), The Japan Universities Alumni Society Hong Kong (JUAS), Canon Inc., etc.
SPKC Language Enhancement Programme is developed as a curriculum of other languages so as to promote global awareness particularly in cultural practices and language arts, allow students to consider sitting for internationally recognized language proficiency examinations, and eventually, enhance students’ competitiveness in the global market.
Since the reformation of the Programme 4 years ago, there are accumulatively over 300 students from S1 to S4 having studied Japanese and French in SPKC. Apart from regular lessons and assessments, students have various chances to practice the language in outings, school promotions, performances, competitions, online conference and summer programmes, etc.
We look forward to seeing our students’ brighter future in the field of foreign languages!
By Ms. Ripple CHAN
Teacher Advisor of Language Enhancement Programme [Japanese]
Our winning team and all judges
Students supporting our school representatives at the Speech Contest
Our winning team and Teacher Advisor – Ms Ripple CHAN
Principal’s recognition to the winning team and all student trainers