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My Intelligent Tutor and Train The Teacher are thrilled to announce the 2022 annual poetry recital competition.


 

  • Memorise and recite 30 secs to 1 minute of a famous poem in English

  • Practice and record your video

  • Pay your entry fee of £20 and receive upload instructions

  • Receive your entry certificate by email

 

What you can win

First Prize in English £500

All candidates who submit a video will receive a personal  entry certificate
Winners will be announced and contacted September 20th 2022

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How is it judged?

The top ten recitals in English will be judged by a renowned academic and writer in the field of language

All poems will be
- between 30 seconds and 1 minute
- by a famous poet
- recited from memory alone

- not a simple rhyme poem


The criteria for judging all poems and the final ten are:

 - To what extent does the candidate demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the poem? 10 points
- To what extent does the candidate clearly engage the listener with the language in the poem? 20 points
- To what extent is the candidate's voice and articulation dramatically effective? 30 points
 
- To what extent is the candidate's body language dramatically appropriate? 10 points
- To what extent is the candidate’s pronunciation of international standard? 10 points
- To what extent does the candidate demonstrate memory of the poem? 20 points



 

Competition Judge

Simon Gillow

Simon is a University of Cambridge teacher trainer with many years of experience in delivering accredited training schemes such as CELTA and DELTA.  He has worked with many well-respected organisations such as British Council, BBC and ELT publishers. Simon is an ELT consultant and curriculum developer. 

Simon is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and has provided professional consultancy and training to publishers, schools, universities, and educational institutions in Asia and around the world.

In a career spanning more than 27 years, Simon has gained a broad range of professional experience in developing innovative learning experiences for children, teens and adults, which incorporate leading-edge technology.

MA TESOL Sheffield Hallam University, 2012

DELTA International House, Barcelona 2000

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/simongillow/

 
 
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