Public Speaking in a Second Language

This public speaking contest is open to students who can deliver a speech in a language that is not their first or primary language. So, for instance, a student born in the U.S., raised speaking American English, and majoring in Spanish might deliver her speech in Spanish, while a student born in Vietnam, raised speaking Vietnamese but now near fluent in English might deliver his speech in English. All contestants are required to prepare and submit in advance an English-language manuscript version of the speech.