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Must be a teacher or other professional
Australian citizen or permanent resident
Not a native Indonesian speaker

Speaking time

5 - 7 minutes




The theme for NAILA 2023 is ‘Food’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “How does food bring communities together?” OR one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2023 adalah ‘Makanan’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Bagaimana makanan menyatukan berbagai komunitas yang berbeda?” ATAU menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

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



What role has food played in the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship in the past, present and emerging?

Apakah peran makanan dalam hubungan bilateral Australia-Indonesia di masa lalu, masa kini dan masa yang akan datang?


Indonesia is Australia’s 6th largest export market in the agri-food sector. How can these countries collaborate to boost opportunities and find solutions to global food security?

Indonesia adalah pasar ekspor terbesar ke-6 Australia di sektor pertanian dan pangan. Bagaimana kedua negara tersebut dapat berkolaborasi untuk meningkatkan peluang dan mencari solusi ketahanan pangan global?


How would you incorporate food in your lesson plans and what impact does it have on your students? Give us some examples of how you have done this in the past.

Bagaimana kamu dapat memasukkan tema makanan ke dalam rencana belajarmu dan apakah pengaruhnya terhadap murid-muridmu? Berikan beberapa contoh berdasarkan pengalaman-pengalaman sebelumnya.

Marking Criteria

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


Content and Structure (15/50)


Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)


Delivery (10/50)


Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)


Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can also download the comprehensive Marking Criteria.

In 2023, NAILA has developed a range of speech topics tailored to seven award categories under this year's competition theme, 'Food', or 'Makanan'. Please make sure that you familiarise yourself with the competition's guidelines by checking this year's Information Pack.

Select your applicable award category from the tabs below to view individual speech topics: