In 2020, NAILA has developed a range of speech topics tailored to five award categories under this year’s competition theme, ‘Kesehatan’, or ‘Health’.
Select your applicable award category from the tabs below to view individual speech topics:
Primary
Eligibility:
  • Prep – Year 6
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 2 – 3 minutes
Award: $300
Theme:

The theme for NAILA 2020 is ‘Health’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does being healthy mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2020 adalah ‘Kesehatan’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Menurutmu, apakah arti hidup sehat itu?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. What do you need to do daily to stay healthy?
    Apa yang harus kamu lakukan tiap hari untuk tetap sehat?
  2. What is your favourite sport?
    Apakah jenis olahraga favoritmu?
  3. Describe your favourite fruit or vegetable. Why is it your favourite?
    Deskripsikan buah atau sayur kesukaanmu. Kenapa buah/sayur itu kesukaanmu?
Marking Criteria:

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can also download the comprehensive Marking Criteria.

Learning outcomes:

Achievement standard

  • Use of simple verbs (lari, makan, minum)
  • Basic vocabulary related to topics under control
  • Understanding of pronouns
  • Sounds such as ‘au’ (mau), ‘g’ (gemuk), ‘ng’/’ny’/’ngg’ and ‘k’ (tidak) can be pronounced
  • Can recognise and respond to basic questions (Apakah? Di mana? Kapan?)
  • Can state preferences (Saya [tidak] suka…)
  • Can create subject-focus sentences with a range of ber-verbs and formulaic me verbs
  • Can use simple possessives (Teman saya, Nama teman saya…)
  • Can describe events in time using ‘pada’ with whole numbers and days of the week
  • Conjunctions (dan, karena and tetapi) under control
Middle
Eligibility:
  • Year 7 – 9
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 3 – 4 minutes
Award: $500
Theme: 

The theme for NAILA 2020 is ‘Health’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does being healthy mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2020 adalah ‘Kesehatan’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Menurutmu, apakah arti hidup sehat itu?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. Tell us about your favourite healthy meal. What are its ingredients?
    Beritahu kami tentang makanan sehat kesukaanmu. Apa saja bahan-bahannya?
  2. Screens are part of our daily lives. What are the benefits and drawbacks of screen time?
    Layar merupakan bagian dari hidup kita. Apa sajakah manfaat dan kerugian dari waktu layar?
  3. Your exchange student friend from Indonesia has to go to the doctor for a check-up, but they are nervous about going to a doctor in Australia! What would you say/do to comfort them?
    Teman pertukaran pelajarmu dari Indonesia harus pergi ke dokter untuk diperiksa, tapi dia gugup untuk pergi ke dokter di Australia! Apa yang bisa kamu katakan/lakukan untuk menenangkan mereka?
Marking Criteria:

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can also download the comprehensive Marking Criteria.

Learning outcomes:

Achievement standard

  • Can use and respond to questions using: i.e. siapa, apakah, berapa, bagaimana, apa, di/ke/dari mana
  • Express preferences using: i.e. saya suka, kurang/tidak suka, mau/tidak mau
  • Letter ‘R’ is trilled and consonant ‘C’ is pronounced correctly (ch)
  • Can use formulaic expressions: i.e. saya tidak tahu, maaf, saya tidak mengerti to sustain interaction at interview stage
  • Can describe qualities of appearance, colour, character and condition: i.e. tinggi, merah muda, lucu, panas
  • Use of conjuctions: i.e. dan, tetapi, karena, untuk
  • Can form sentences with S-V-O construction: i.e. saya mau bermain sepak bola
  • Can use simple base words (makan, minum etc), ber-verbs (bermain, belajar etc) and formulaic me-verbs (menonton, mendengarkan)
  • Refer to others using pronouns (saya, kamu, dia, mereka, Bu/Pak etc) and can use in possessive form (nya)
  • Refer to events in time and place using prepositions (pada, di, ke) and time markers (sebelum, sesudah, yang lalu, depan)
Senior
Eligibility:
  • Year 10 – 12
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 4 – 5 minutes
Award: $800
Theme: 

The theme for NAILA 2020 is ‘Health’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does being healthy mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2020 adalah ‘Kesehatan’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Menurutmu, apakah arti hidup sehat itu?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. Why is it important to eat healthily and stay fit? How can someone improve their health?
    Mengapa makan makanan sehat dan menjaga kebugaran diri itu penting? Bagaimana seseorang dapat meningkatkan kesehatannya?
  2. Tell us about your favourite athlete or role model in sport. Why do you admire them?
    Beritahu kami atlit maupun tokoh panutanmu dalam bidang olahraga. Mengapa kamu mengagumi dia?
  3. What is a grassroots health project you could create in your local area to foster community spirit? How would you organise it?
    Apakah proyek kesehatan akar rumput yang dapat kamu buat di daerahmu untuk menumbuhkan semangat masyarakat? Bagaimana caramu untuk membuat proyek tersebut?
Marking Criteria:

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can also download the comprehensive Marking Criteria.

Learning outcomes:

Achievement standard

  • Respond in evaluative, persuasive or reflective capacity
  • Exchange information, opinions and experiences in Indonesian
  • Understand aspects of the language and culture of Indonesian speaking communities
  • Familiarity with a range of complex vocabulary
  • Ability to use idiomatic expressions relevant to the themes prescribed

For a full rundown of achievement standards for the Senior Category, download the Information Pack.

Tertiary
Eligibility:
  • Enrolled at an Australian University or TAFE
  • Under 35 years old
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 5 – 6 minutes
Award: $1,000
Theme: 

The theme for NAILA 2020 is ‘Health’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does being healthy mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2020 adalah ‘Kesehatan’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Menurutmu, apakah arti hidup sehat itu?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. Why do you think good mental health is important for one’s general wellbeing?
    Mengapa menurutmu kesehatan mental itu penting untuk kesejahteraan secara umum?
  2. Select a public health program or policy in Australia/Indonesia. Could it be implemented in Indonesia/Australia? Why?
    Pilih sebuah program atau kebijakan kesehatan masyarakat di Australia/Indonesia. Apakah program/kebijakan tersebut dapat diimplementasikan di Indonesia/Australia? Mengapa?
  3. You have been selected as the Youth Ambassador to the World Health Organisation. Apart from the COVID-19 pandemic, what important public health issue should they prioritise in 2020?
    Kamu telah terpilih menjadi Duta Besar Pemuda untuk World Health Organisation. Selain pandemi COVID-19, permasalahan kesehatan masyarakat apa yang dapat diprioritaskan oleh World Health Organisation pada tahun 2020?
Marking Criteria:

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can also download the comprehensive Marking Criteria.

Learning outcomes:

Achievement standard

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between culture and language
  • Communicate proficiently in Indonesian through speaking, listening, reading and writing at levels commensurate with the language exit point from the major
  • Apply translation skills at the para-professional level
  • Demonstrate a critical approach to the reading of translated texts
  • Understand common journalistic styles and be able to translate them into the appropriate register in English
  • Explain theoretical issues related to translation and interpreting
  • Show an understanding of the role of the translator and interpreter in local and global communication
  • Utilise independent research skills exploiting both Indonesian and English sources
  • Express themselves well in a formal or informal register, appropriate to the situation and to the people to whom one is speaking
  • Read and understand newspapers and other texts in Indonesian
    Engage with authentic Indonesian language media
  • Write in Indonesian in the appropriate style using the correct grammar and the vocabulary appropriate to the genre, contents and audience
Wild Card
Eligibility:

For ALL applicants:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker

For group performers:

  • Minimum 2 and maximum 4 participants per group, who each contributes substantially to the presentation

For executive applicants:

  • 21 years or older

For educators:

  • Currently a teacher/lecturer/tutor of Indonesian at an Australian school, university or TAFE
Speaking/Performing time: 4 – 6 minutes
Award: $1,000
Theme: 

The theme for NAILA 2020 is ‘Health’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does being healthy mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2020 adalah ‘Kesehatan’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Menurutmu, apakah arti hidup sehat itu?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:  

The Wild Card category provides participants with the chance to showcase their skill at performing or presenting either individually or within a group. This year, in addition to school and university students, the Wild Card category is open to executive-level speakers (young professionals of 21+ years) and teachers and educators of Indonesian.

There is significant freedom in your choice of performance or presentation, which may include (but are not limited to):

  • Dramatic performances such as a short original play, film or monologue.
  • Creative performances such as an original song, poem, dance or comedy routine.
  • Delivering an original translation of a famous Australian poem, with commentary.
  • Avideo of you preparing and cooking a healthy meal for a popular television cooking show.
  • Demonstration or explanation of sports, arts, rules to games etc.
  • Academic presentations such as debates or group discussions.
  • Demonstration of a traditional (Australian or Indonesian) ceremony, dance or handcraft.

Participants must use their own words; it will not be acceptable to merely recite someone else’s poem, song or skit. Creativity is highly encouraged! It is important to note that if there are multiple group members, each member of the group must contribute to speaking Indonesian.

Adjudication:

Unique to the Wild Card category this year, a judging panel will select no more than the top 5 video entries for uploading onto NAILA’s online voting platform. The finalists will be announced after the submission period has ended and links to their videos will be disseminated using NAILA’s mailing list and social media platforms. The general public will then have the opportunity to vote for their favourite video using the voting function of our website, as well as Facebook’s ‘like’. Voting will close prior to the winning entry being announced at the Awards Ceremony. If the winning entry is submitted by more than one individual, the monetary award may be shared between group members at their discretion.

Marking Criteria:

We will be shortlisting video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can also download the comprehensive Marking Criteria.

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