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  • WSDC 2019 Team Korea
    Congratulations to the debaters selected to represent Korea in Sri Lanka at the 2019 World Schools Debating Championship. 

    In alphabetical order, congratulations to the following: 

    Inseo Choi (Korea Minjok Leadership Academy)
    Jaeyeon Kim (Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies)
    Karen Cho (Korea International School)
    Ryan Ham (Yongsan International School of Seoul) 
    Yuchan Kim (Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies)

    Alternate: Bryan Yoon Hur (Seoul International School)

    The team will be coached by Jan Galas and Hyewon Rho.  This will be the 16th team to represent Korea at the WSDC.  Good luck in Sri Lanka!
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 1:54 AM by Eric Moberg
  • 13th Korea Public Speaking Championship Results
    Congratulations to the following students for their excellent efforts at the 13th Korea Public Speaking Championship!  The students competed in a competitive field with representatives from six schools.  A special congratulations to Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies for winning the Sweepstakes as best all-around school.  Also, congratulations and thanks to Seoul International School for successfully hosting the event!

    The following six students qualified for World Individuals in Canada:
         Qualifier and Korea Public Speaking Champion: Andrew Yoon (SIS)
         Qualifier: Aileen Kim (SIS)
         Qualifier: Inseo Yeo (HAFS)
         Qualifier: Jaehyeon Park (HAFS)
         Qualifier: Jie Yeo Won (CSIA)
         Qualifier: Matthew Kim (YISS)

    In addition, the following students performed exceptionally well in specific events:

         After-Dinner Speech:
            1st Place: Aileen Kim
            1st Place: Jaehyeon Park

         Oratory:
            1st Place: Matthew Kim
            1st Place: Jie Yeo Won 

         Interpretive Reading:
            1st Place: Inseo Yeo
            1st Place: Do Yeon Kim (Hana)

         Debate:
            1st Place: Matthew Kim 
            1st Place: Yoonseo Yang (HAFS) 

         Impromptu:
            1st Place: Andrew Yoon 
            1st Place: Aileen Kim 
    Posted Nov 24, 2018, 10:05 PM by Eric Moberg
  • 13th Korea Public Speaking Championship and World Individuals Qualifier
    The KFL would like to invite schools to participate in a qualification event for the World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships to be held in Canada in April of 2019. (www.widpsc.org) The qualification event will be held on Saturday, November 24th at Seoul International School.  The top six students at the qualifier will be invited to represent Korea.

    Read the attached documents and contact us if you need the registration form.  Registration is by school and is due by November 3rd, so if you are a student who would like to participate, please contact your school's faculty liaison.  Contact information is included in the attached files.  Use this same contact information for inquiries regarding applying to coach the team.  Coach applications are also due by November 3rd.

    Note: Please click on the title of this post to download the attachments.
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 7:54 PM by Eric Moberg
  • WSDC 2019 Team and Coach Selection
    *Note: click on the title of this post above to download attachments

    It's that time of year again, when the KFL picks the top high school debaters in Korea to compete on behalf of Korea at the Olympics of high school debate, World Schools Debating Championship. The KFL is pleased to announce the selection process for the 2019 WSDC Team Korea and for the two coach positions. Please see the relevant material on our website: 

    Coaching applications due by August 31.
    Debater applications due by August 31. 

    1) WSDC 2019 Selection Timeline: This document lists the timeline for the selection of the national team as well as the new coach.

    2) WSDC Training Pool Application: This Google Doc form must be filled out by each school's liaison. NO student submitted applications will be accepted. There is an in-school selection process and the KFL weighs in after that.

    3) WSDC Coach Application: This Word document should be completed by anyone wishing to coach the WSDC team.  One coach will be elected this year for a two year term.  As both positions are currently open, the candidate receiving the second most votes will be elected to a one year term.
    Posted Aug 13, 2018, 9:28 PM by Eric Moberg
  • 12th Korea Public Speaking Championship Results
    Congratulations to the following students for their excellent efforts at the 12th Korea Public Speaking Championship!  The students competed in a competitive field with representatives from nine schools.  A special congratulations to Seoul International School for winning the Sweepstakes as best all-around school.  Also, congratulations and thanks to Cheongshim International Academy for successfully hosting the event!

    The following six students qualified for World Individuals in South Africa:
         Qualifier and Korea Public Speaking Champion: Yoo Bin Lee (SIS)
         Qualifier: Aileen Kim (SIS)
         Qualifier: Andrew (Andy) Yoon (SIS)
         Qualifier: Inseo Choi (KMLA)
         Qualifier: Jaehyeon Park (HAFS)
         Qualifier: Yee June Hwang (GSIS)

    In addition, the following students performed exceptionally well in specific events:

         After-Dinner Speech:
            1st Place: Aileen Kim
            1st Place: Jaehyeon Park

         Oratory:
            1st Place: Andrew (Andy) Yoon
            1st Place: Seungyun Lee 
            1st Place: Yee June Hwang 
            1st Place: Yoo Bin Lee 

         Interpretive Reading:
            1st Place: Andrew (Andy) Yoon
            1st Place: Inseo Choi
            1st Place: SeungHyun Chae
            1st Place: Yoo Bin Lee

         Debate:
            1st Place: Andrew (Andy) Yoon 
            1st Place: Aileen Kim 
            1st Place: Hannah Kim 
            1st Place: Jun Hwang 
            1st Place: Yee June Hwang 
    Posted Nov 18, 2017, 5:24 AM by Eric Moberg
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