Public Speaking

With the vision of providing young people with the opportunity to realise their potential by building skills and confidence in communication, we organize the International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC) each year.

The competition has been initiated by ESU back in 1950s, and has been held at international level since 1981 and is one of the ESU's most successful and far-reaching international programmes.

ESU Turkey has participated to this project since 2009. At the finals of 2013 ESU Turkey IPSC held at Hisar School Göktürk campus 24 participants representing 14 leading high schools of Turkey have competed, and the grand jury have awarded Ms. Deniz Athena Tekdemir from Kabataş Erkek Lisesi as the winner. She will represent Turkey at ESU IPSC finals in London which will run from Monday 13 to Friday 17 May 2013.

Winners of ESU Turkey International Public Speaking Finals:
2009: Troy Edige (Hisar School)
2010: Aslı Altınışık (Üsküdar American Academy) / Kerem Urman (Hisar School)
2011: Yasemin Akçagüner (Üsküdar American Academy) / Aydın Çelebi (Açı Shools)
2012: Dilara Demir (FMV Ayazağa Işık)
2013: Deniz Athena Tekdemir (Kabataş Erkek Lisesi)
2014: Sam Gizem Sözer (Hisar Okulları) 

IPSC has three main objectives:
To give young people practical experience in the fundamental skills of public speaking.

To provide a focus for the learning of effective communication skills in English among young people in countries where English is not the first language.

To give students from a variety of countries and backgrounds a chance to meet, exchange views and form friendships.


Results of 2012 ESU Turkey International Public Speaking Competition