Together with our sponsors, the NAILA team has developed a range of speech topics tailored to each award category covering various aspects this year’s theme, “Environment”.
This year’s topics are as follows (for further information please click each individual award category to expand its corresponding tab):
Primary
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Prep – Year 6
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 2 – 3 minutes
Award: $400 (Runner-up $200)
Theme:

The theme for the 2019 National Australia Indonesia Awards (NAILA) is ‘Environment’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What can you do to conserve the environment?” instead of one of the topics below.

Tema NAILA 2019 adalah “Lingkungan”. Peserta boleh memilih untuk menyampaikan pidato terkait tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa yang dapat kamu lakukan untuk menjaga lingkungan?” daripada memilih salah satu topik dibawah.

Topics:

  1. Introduce yourself to a new Indonesian friend.
    Perkenalkan dirimu kepada seorang temanmu yang berasal dari Indonesia.
  2. Tell us what you know about the environment in Indonesia and Australia.
    Ceritakan apa yang kamu ketahui tentang lingkungan di Indonesia dan Australia.
  3. Describe your favourite flora/fauna in Indonesia or Australia. Why is it your favourite?
    Deskripsikan flora/fauna favoritmu di Indonesia atau Australia. Mengapa itu adalah favoritmu?
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 download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

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
Junior
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Year 7 – 9
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 3 – 4 minutes
Award: $600 (Runner-up $300)
Theme: 

The theme for the 2019 National Australia Indonesia Awards (NAILA) is ‘Environment’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What can you do to conserve the environment?” instead of one of the topics below.
Tema NAILA 2019 adalah “Lingkungan”. Peserta boleh memilih untuk menyampaikan pidato terkait tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa yang dapat kamu lakukan untuk menjaga lingkungan?” daripada memilih salah satu topik dibawah.

Topics:
  1. How important is a clean environment to you?
    Seberapa penting lingkungan yang bersih bagi kamu?
  2. What can Indonesia and Australia learn from each other in caring for their environment?
    Apa yang dapat saling dipelajari oleh Indonesia dan Australia dalam menjaga lingkungan?
  3. Imagine you are a tour guide at a popular tourist destination which is also an important environmental site. Introduce the place to your tour group and describe its history.
    Bayangkan kamu adalah seorang pemandu wisata di sebuah objek wisata terkenal yang juga merupakan situs lingkungan hidup yang penting. Perkenalkanlah tempat itu kepada kelompok wisatamu dan jelaskan sejarahnya.
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 download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

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 (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Year 10 – 12
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 4 – 5 minutes
Award: $800 (Runner-up $400)
Theme: 

The theme for the 2019 National Australia Indonesia Awards (NAILA) is ‘Environment’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What can you do to conserve the environment?” instead of one of the topics below.

Tema NAILA 2019 adalah “Lingkungan”. Peserta boleh memilih untuk menyampaikan pidato terkait tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa yang dapat kamu lakukan untuk menjaga lingkungan?” daripada memilih salah satu topik dibawah.

Topics:
  1. Why should more Australian students study Indonesian language?
    Mengapa lebih banyak pelajar Australia perlu mempelajari Bahasa Indonesia?
  2. Describe the indigenous peoples’ ties to the land and environment in Indonesia and Australia.
    Jelaskan hubungan/ikatan antara masyarakat pribumi dan lingkungan di Indonesia dan Australia.
  3. How has the natural environment of Australia/Indonesia shaped its culture?
    Bagaimana lingkungan hidup di Australia/Indonesia mempengaruhi budaya?
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 download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

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

Click here to download a copy of the achievement standard tables for vocab and grammar items.

Tertiary
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • 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: $1,500 (Runner-up $500)
Theme: 

The theme for the 2019 National Australia Indonesia Awards (NAILA) is ‘Environment’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What can you do to conserve the environment?” instead of one of the topics below.

Tema NAILA 2019 adalah “Lingkungan”. Peserta boleh memilih untuk menyampaikan pidato terkait tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa yang dapat kamu lakukan untuk menjaga lingkungan?” daripada memilih salah satu topik dibawah.

Topics:
  1. What are the biggest environmental issues facing Indonesia and Australia today?
    Apa masalah lingkungan terbesar yang dihadapi oleh Indonesia dan Australia saat ini?
  2. Ecotourism is a growing industry in both Australia and Indonesia which claims to foster environmental understanding, appreciation and conservation. Is ecotourism sustainable? Discuss.
    Ekoturisme adalah sebuah industri, yang tengah berkembang di Australia dan Indonesia, yang mengaku berupaya menumbuhkan pemahaman, penghargaan dan perlindungan terhadap lingkungan. Akankah ekoturisme bertahan dan berkelanjutan? Diskusikanlah.
  3. The Governor of Bali introduced a ban on single-use plastics in early 2019. Do you think this is a positive step towards a cleaner environment in Indonesia?
    Gubernur Bali melarang penggunaan plastik sekali pakai di awal tahun 2019. Menurut kamu, apakah kebijakan ini adalah langkah yang positif untuk lingkungan yang lebih bersih di Indonesia?
  4. Consider one issue that you’ve studied at university and explain how it impacts on either Australian or Indonesian society.
    Pilih salah satu isu yang kamu pelajari di kampus dan jelaskan bagaimana hal tersebut berdampak pada masyarakat Australia/Indonesia.
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 download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

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
Executive
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Over 21 years old (inclusive)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 5 – 7 minutes
Award: $1,500 (Runner-up $500)
Theme: 

The theme for the 2019 National Australia Indonesia Awards (NAILA) is ‘Environment’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What can you do to conserve the environment?” instead of one of the topics below.

Tema pada NAILA 2019 adalah “Lingkungan”. Peserta boleh memilih untuk menyampaikan pidato terkait tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa yang dapat kamu lakukan untuk menjaga lingkungan?” daripada memilih salah satu topik dibawah.

Topics:
  1. What are the three biggest strengths of the Australia-Indonesia relationship? How can both countries build on these strengths?
    Apa tiga kekuatan terbesar dalam hubungan Australia-Indonesia? Bagaimana cara agar kedua negara ini dapat memperkokoh kekuatan ini?
  2. Indonesia and Australia are both rich in natural resources. How does this affect the bilateral relationship?
    Indonesia dan Australia adalah negara-negara yang kaya akan sumber daya alam. Bagaimana hal ini mempengaruhi hubungan bilateral antara kedua negara ini?
  3. Consider one environmental issue in Indonesia/Australia and explain how it impacts on society.
    Pilih salah satu isu lingkungan di Indonesia/Australia dan jelaskan bagaimana hal tersebut berdampak pada masyarakat.
  4. Imagine you are a consultant to the Australian government. You are tasked with finding ways that the Indonesian and Australian governments can work together to improve both of their environments. What do you propose?
    Bayangkan Anda adalah seorang konsultan yang bekerja untuk Pemerintah Australia. Anda ditugaskan untuk mencari cara agar Pemerintah Indonesia dan Australia dapat bekerjasama untuk mengembangkan lingkungan masing-masing. Apa yang Anda ajukan?
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 download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Educators
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Teacher at an Australian primary or secondary school, or a lecturer or tutor at an Australian university or TAFE
  • Not a native Indonesian speaker
Speaking time: 4 – 6 minutes
Award: $1,000 (Runner-up $500)
Theme: 

The theme for the 2019 National Australia Indonesia Awards (NAILA) is ‘Environment’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What can you do to conserve the environment?” instead of one of the topics below.
Tema pada NAILA 2019 adalah “Lingkungan”. Peserta boleh memilih untuk menyampaikan pidato terkait tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa yang dapat kamu lakukan untuk menjaga lingkungan?” daripada memilih salah satu topik dibawah.

Topics:
  1. How has the 2019 NAILA competition enhanced your students’ language learning?
    Bagaimana kompetisi NAILA 2019 dapat meningkatkan pembelajaran bahasa pada siswa Anda?
  2. Explain how other teachers could encourage their students to enter the NAILA competition. You may like to include short interviews of your students or record the progress of your students’ preparation as interludes to your speech.
    Jelaskan bagaimana guru/pendidik lain dapat mendorong siswa mereka untuk ikut berpartisipasi dalam kompetisi NAILA. Anda boleh mengikutsertakan wawancara singkat dengan siswa Anda atau catatan perkembangan persiapan siswa Anda sebagai selingan dalam pidato Anda.
  3. Why is it important to curb the decline in Australian students studying Indonesian language?
    Mengapa penting bagi kita untuk mengatasi berkurangnya minat siswa Australia dalam mempelajari Bahasa Indonesia?
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 download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Wild Card
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident who is not a native Indonesian speaker
  • OR a native Indonesian speaker currently a postgraduate student studying at an Australian university
Performing time: 5 – 6 minutes
Award: $1,000
Theme: 

The theme for the 2019 National Australia Indonesia Awards (NAILA) is ‘Environment’.
Tema NAILA 2019 adalah “Lingkungan”.

Topics:

The Wildcard category provides participants the opportunity to showcase an original performance in Indonesian or one of Indonesia’s many dialects. This category has a particular focus on creativity and entertainment value.

*Note that if you would like to use a local Indonesian dialect in your speech:

  • no more than 70% of your speech should be presented in the dialect;
  • you must first contact the NAILA committee to allow them to prepare an appropriate judging panel before assuming that you can enter using the dialect;
  • you should provide translations (with timing) into Indonesian along with video submission.

Performances should reflect this year’s theme, and might include (but is not limited to):

  • Reciting an original poem
  • Performing an original song
  • Demonstrating and/or explaining a traditional (Australian or Indonesian) ceremony, dance or handcraft
  • Performing a monologue
  • Delivering an original translation of a famous Australian poem with commentary
  • Presenting a stand-up comedy routine

Participants must use their own words; it will not be acceptable to merely recite someone else’s poem, song or monologue.

Creativity is highly encouraged!

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 download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

People's Choice (Group)
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Not native Indonesian speakers
  • Minimum 2 – maximum 4 participants per group
  • Each group member must contribute substantially to the presentation
Speaking time: 4 – 6 minutes
Award: $1,000
Theme: 

The theme for the 2019 National Australia Indonesia Awards (NAILA) is ‘Environment’.
Tema NAILA 2019 adalah “Lingkungan”.

Topics:  

The People Choice Award (Group) category provides participants the chance to showcase their skill at performing or presenting within a group. It is important to note that each member of the group must contribute to speaking Indonesian and should be Australian.

There is significant freedom in your choice of group performance, and potential presentations may include (but are not limited to):

  • Comedic routines such as a skit or stand up comedy
  • Dramatic performances such as a short original play or a scene from a short film
  • Creative performances such as an original song, or song and dance routine
  • Academic presentations such as debates or group discussions

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!

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 download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Adjudication

Unique to the People’s Choice category, 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 comprehensive 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 ‘like’. Voting will close prior to the winner being announced at the Awards Ceremony. Winners of this category will be presented with a monetary award to be shared among their team members at their discretion.

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