Choral Speaking ( Malaysian School )

CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

 “Choral Speaking is the interpretation of poetry or prose by a group, comprising anything from half a dozen to a hundred speakers. It involves a full and varied use of the individual voices that make up the group. There may be divisions of the whole group into light and dark voices, broken and unbroken, male and female, treble and so on. Individual voices may be used as solo”

Introduction

Choral Speaking is a competition organized by the Ministry of Education. The competition aims at encouraging and increasing the usage of English among students. It builds confidence in students to speak, render, memorize and express in English.

Competition Rules

Eligibility

  • This competition is open to students from Year 4 to Year 6 only.
  • Each Choral Speaking team is to come from ONE school only.

Time

  • Each team is given a presentation time limit of 5 to 8 minutes.  No marks will be awarded thereafter.

Team

  • Each team should comprise 30 – 35 students. A conductor should be     appointed from these students.
  • Each team should be accompanied by 4 teachers-in-charge.

Material

  • Selection of material is free and can be in the form of poetry or short  prose.
  • Materials must be originally written and authentic.
  • Participants are not allowed to refer to any notes or printed materials during the performance.
  • Materials presented must not touch on sensitive issues, such as race, religion, colour, personalities, etc.
  • Copies of choral speaking texts must be submitted to the organizers two weeks prior to the competition.

Attire

  • All participants should wear school uniform when competing.
  • Boys  – white, short-sleeve  shirts and dark blue short / long pants
  • Girls  – Dark blue pinafore/skirt and white blouse/ baju kurung
  • Conductor : the use of gloves is allowed
  • Ties, bows and jackets are not allowed

Exclusions

  • There should be no inclusion of music, singing, sketches, skits or  drama, costuming, props to enhance the presentation or artificial sound effects which are electronically or physically aided.

Stage Arrangement

  • The arrangement of the teams on the stage will be in a fixed 3-tiered rows.

Judges

  • National level competitions should be adjudged by 5 judges. The judges will be appointed by Schools Division, Ministry of Education.

Decisions

  • Points will be allocated according to the score sheet and aggregated.
  • Judges will collectively determine the placing by a clear majority vote.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • Individual team marks will not be disclosed.

Prizes

  • Cash prizes and/or plaques and certificates of participation will be awarded to the  winning teams.

CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

 “Choral Speaking is the interpretation of poetry or prose by a group, comprising anything from half a dozen to a hundred speakers. It involves a full and varied use of the individual voices that make up the group. There may be divisions of the whole group into light and dark voices, broken and unbroken, male and female, treble and so on. Individual voices may be used as solo”

Introduction

Choral Speaking is a competition organized by the Ministry of Education. The competition aims at encouraging and increasing the usage of English among students. It builds confidence in students to speak, render, memorize and express in English.

Competition Rules

Eligibility

  • This competition is open to students from Form 1to Form 4 only.
  • Each Choral Speaking team is to come from ONE school only.

Time

  • Each team is given a presentation time limit of 8 to 10 minutes.  No marks will be awarded thereafter.

Team

  • Each team should comprise 30 – 35 students. A conductor should be     appointed from these students.
  • Each team should be accompanied by 4 teachers-in-charge.

Material

  • Selection of material is free and can be in the form of poetry or short  prose.
  • Materials must be originally written and authentic.
  • Participants are not allowed to refer to any notes or printed materials during the performance.
  • Materials presented must not touch on sensitive issues, such as race, religion, colour, personalities, etc.
  • Copies of choral speaking texts must be submitted to the organizers two weeks prior to the competition.

Attire

  • All participants should wear school uniform when competing.
  • Boys  – white, short-sleeve  shirts and dark blue short / long pants
  • Girls  – Dark blue pinafore/skirt and white blouse/ baju kurung
  • Conductor : the use of gloves is allowed
  • Ties, bows and jackets are not allowed

Exclusions

  • There should be no inclusion of music, singing, sketches, skits or  drama, costuming, props to enhance the presentation or artificial sound effects which are electronically or physically aided.

Stage Arrangement

  • The arrangement of the teams on the stage will be in a fixed 3-tiered rows.

Judges

  • National level competitions should be adjudged by 5 judges. The judges will be appointed by Schools Division, Ministry of Education.

Decisions

  • Points will be allocated according to the score sheet and aggregated.
  • Judges will collectively determine the placing by a clear majority vote.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • Individual team marks will not be disclosed.

Prizes

  • Cash prizes and/or plaques and certificates of participation will be awarded to the  winning teams.

                                                                                                                                  SCORE SHEET

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

                                                        STATE LEVEL 2008

Sub. Matter (10 m)

Pronunciation (20 m )

Enunciation (30 m)

Variety (10 m)

Special Effects (10 m)

Rhythm & Timing (10 m)

General Demeanour (10 m)

 

  1.   Subject Matter :                                                                5.     Sound Effects :

Point of view of interest and audience appeal                                           Sound imitation (vocalised)

2.      Pronunciation :                                                                6.     Rhythm and Timing

Accuracy in pronunciation                                                            Orchestrated rhythm and timing

3.      Enunciation :                                                                   7.     Demeanour :

Articulation, Clarity and  Expression                                               Stance and bearing

4.      Variety :                                                                           8.     Penalty :

Variety of intonation, mood and tempo                                                     A total of 10 marks to be deducted if : sensitive issues touched, attire infringements

extra time, below minimum stipulated time, exclusions included, excessive movements

Maximum Marks

V. Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

10

1, 2

3, 4

5, 6

7, 8

9, 10

20

1 – 4

5 – 8

9 – 12

13 – 16

17 – 20

30

1 – 6

7 – 12

13 – 18

19 – 24

25 – 30

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