Award Categories


Grade 10 - 12
Australian citizen or permanent resident
Not a native Indonesian speaker

Speaking time

4 - 5 minutes




The theme for NAILA 2022 is ‘Relationships’. Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “How do you maintain relationships in a pandemic?” OR one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2022 adalah ‘Hubungan’. Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Bagaimana kamu menjaga hubungan di saat pandemi?” ATAU menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

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.



You are hosting an Indonesian exchange student. How would you connect them to your local community and cultures?

Kamu sedang menjadi keluarga angkat untuk mahasiswa pertukaran dari Indonesia. Bagaimana kamu dapat menghubungkan mereka dengan komunitas lokal dan kebudayaanmu?


You are invited to share a meal with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. What dish would you share that would best introduce him to Australia?

Kamu diundang untuk bersantap dengan Presiden Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Makanan apa yang akan kamu bagi yang dapat dengan sempurna mengenalkan Australia kepada beliau?


Many Australians have a special relationship to land, whether it’s the land they grew up on or the land their family has been spiritually and connected to for tens of thousands of years. How do you feel connected to the Australian land, or Country?

Banyak orang Australia memiliki hubungan khusus dengan tanah, baik itu tanah tempat mereka dibesarkan atau tanah tempat keluarga mereka yang telah terhubung secara spiritual selama puluhan ribu tahun. Bagaimana kamu merasa terhubung ke tanah Australia, atau Tanah Air?

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 2022, NAILA has developed a range of speech topics tailored to seven award categories under this year's competition theme, 'Relationships', or 'Hubungan'. 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 spaeech topics: