2017 J.Live Talk 2017 Winners

Georgetown students competed and succeeded in J.Live Talk 2017 at George Washington University on November 5, 2017.

Kevin Yuan (JAPN334, Media Japanese) was awarded a Silver medal in Category II. Youyou Huang (JAPN211, Third Level Japanese) was awarded a Bronze medal in Category II. Herbie Fletcher (JAPN111, Second Level Japanese) was awarded a Bronze medal in Category I. They were among the 9 finalists in the national speech contest.

Congratulations to the students, and thank you to Omori-sensei and Sato-sensei for their excellent support!

J.LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk is a college-level Japanese language speech competition that emphasizes a comprehensive range of learned communication skills. Unlike a traditional speech contest, this competition will evaluate the dynamism, vision and level of engagement of each participant’s presentation, which can include audio-visual materials, audience interaction, and other innovations that enhance his or her talk in a manner similar to the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) talks. The competition aims to provide a platform for graduate and undergraduate students of institutions of higher education to:

  • showcase their proficiency in Japanese
  • polish their public speaking skills
  • share ideas from their unique perspectives and
  • connect with the larger Japanese-affiliated community.