It has been 5 years since the American Corner Skopje opened its doors to the general public and in order to mark this occasion, an English Speaking Contest was organized at the hall of the host institution, the public library “Braka Miladinovci”. About 50 students from Skopje, Kicevo, Kumanovo, Veles and other cities took part in the competition choosing to tell a story, recite a poem, or give a humorous, informative or persuasive speech. There were English language teachers and parents in the audience who supported the contestants enthusiastically.
The contest was organized with the help of the English Language Fellow – Ms. Mary Bromwell, the Public Affairs of the US Embassy in Skopje, the Peace Corps volunteers, the Fulbrighters in Macedonia and the American Corner Skopje staff.
The story of the sinking of the Titanic (Maksim Jordanski) and the humorous speech as to why people should stop smoking (David Dlaka) were the ones that won the hearts of the audience and the jury too.
Ambassador Reeker encouraged all of the students present to look into the exchange programs the US Embassy has to offer and to apply for these, as well as to take advantage of the services all of the corners in Macedonia provide. We hope that this speaking contest will be organized annually from now on and are looking forward to hosting it next year!