Award Categories


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




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

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 steps can Australians take to enhance their connection to Country?

Apakah langkah-langkah yang orang Australia dapat lakukan untuk meningkatkan hubungan mereka dengan Tanah Air?


How have people-to-people relations influenced your Indonesian language-learning journey?

Bagaimana hubungan antar perorangan memberikan dampak terhadap perjalanan pembelajaran Bahasa Indonesiamu?


You are working on a project with a group of Australians and Indonesians. How would you manage conflict in a multicultural setting?

Kamu sedang mengerjakan tugas dengan sekelompok orang Australia dan Indonesia. Bagaimana caramu untuk mengelola konflik dalam lingkungan multikultural?

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: