Korean Speech Contest 2023 / 2023년 한국어 말하기 대회


Korean Speech Contest 2023 / 2023년 한국어 말하기 대회

The Centre for East Asian Studies of the University of Turku invites all students of the Korean language to participate in the 2023 Korean Speech Contest in Turku on Friday, 1st December 2023. There will be Korean snacks and drinks for all participants and the audience after the contest, so welcome everyone! All participants receive a prize!

  • Date: Friday, 1 December 2023, 13-15.30 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Hall Edu2, Educarium building, 2nd floor, Assistentinkatu 5, 20500 Turku
  • Students coming from outside of Turku will be compensated for travel (travel cost reimbursement is taxable income, but no deductions are made, it is just taken into account in the person’s total yearly income)


Contest categories:

1. Beginner (3–5-minute speech, less than 1 year of Korean studies)

2. Intermediate and advanced (3–5-minute speech)


Topic and title of speech

  • You may choose your topic freely
  • Choose your own speech title to fit your topic, for example: “나에게 백만 유로가 있다면”)
  • You need to memorize your speech, but you can use notes as prompts
  • You can also use a computer and a projector as well as small visual aids and illustrations



Gift coupons to a Korean cosmetics store, Korean food and more. All participants receive a prize!


Registration form: (deadline: latest by Sunday, 19 November 23:59)


1. The first twenty registered participants will be admitted in the order of registration.

2. As not only the length of studies but also previous exposure to Korean culture has a great impact on one’s language skills, participants will be assigned a level based on their answers to the questions in the registration form. Should you be assigned to a group you do not believe you belong to, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 


Evaluation Criteria in the Competition:

Speeches are assessed by a jury panel according to the following criteria:

1. Content and organization

2. Grammar and vocabulary

3. Pronunciation and fluency

4. The manner of presentation and engagement with the audience


Other support

Travel expenses will be reimbursed for participating contestants outside of Turku up to 50 euros.


Further information: www.utu.fi/ceas

Contact person: Taru Salminen (taru.u.salminen@utu.fi)


Welcome everyone! This is a great chance to upgrade your Korean skills – don’t miss it! *^^* 


Created 07.11.2023 | Updated 07.11.2023