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  • 12th 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 South Africa in April of 2017. (www.widpsc.com) The qualification event will be held on Saturday, November 18th at Cheongshim International Academy.  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 9, 2017, 6:29 PM by Eric Moberg
  • WSDC 2018 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 2018 WSDC Team Korea and for the coach to join returning coach Hyewon Rho. Please see the relevant material on our website: 

    Coaching applications due by September 1.
    Debater applications due by September 1. 

    1) WSDC 2018 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.  In the first year of the term, the newly-elected coach may be registered with WSDC as Korea's adjudicator and in the second year of the term the coach may be registered as coach.
    Posted Aug 15, 2017, 9:25 PM by Eric Moberg
  • WSDC 2017 Team Korea
    Congratulations to those debaters selected to represent Korea in Indonesia at the 2017 World Schools Debating Championship. 

    In alphabetical order, congratulations to the following: 

    Boah Kim
    Jaeyeon Kim
    Michelle Lee
    Nicholas Kim
    Ye Joo Han

    Alternate: Karen Cho

    This will be the 14th team to represent Korea at the WSDC.  Good luck in Bali!
    Posted Dec 18, 2016, 4:33 AM by Eric Moberg
  • 11th Korea Public Speaking Championship Results
    Congratulations to the following students for their excellent efforts at the 11th Korea Public Speaking Championship!  The students competed in a competitive field with representatives from seven schools.  A special congratulations to Seoul International School 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 Pittsburgh:
         Qualifier and Korea Public Speaking Champion: Andrew Siyoon Ham (SIS)
         Qualifier: Andy Yoon (SIS)
         Qualifier: Chanho Kim (HAFS)
         Qualifier: Jaesang Lee (KMLA)
         Qualifier: Sky Park (SIS)
         Qualifier: Ye Chan Song (KIS)

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

         After-Dinner Speech:
            1st Place: Saihyun Genie Kim
            2nd Place: Seonyoung Hwang 
            2nd Place: Chanho Park

         Oratory:
            1st Place: Dong Hyun Kang
            1st Place: Andy Yoon 
            3rd Place: Andrew Siyoon Ham 

         Interpretive Reading:
            1st Place: Saihyun Genie Kim
            2nd Place: Seonyoung Hwang
            3rd Place: Sungwoo Park

         Debate:
            1st Place: Sky Park 
            2nd Place: Saihyun Genie Kim
            2nd Place: Ye Joo Han
    Posted Nov 12, 2016, 6:46 PM by Eric Moberg
  • 11th 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 Australia in April of 2017. (www.widpsc.com) The qualification event will be held on Saturday, November 12th 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 October 31st, 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 October 31st.

    (Click the title of the post above to see the attachments.)
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 5:21 PM by Eric Moberg
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