The English Speech Contest (ESC) is hosted by the Rotary Club of Taipei, now in its 65th year of service to the community. The ESC is in its 59th year having begun modestly in 1955, when the Rotary Club of Taipei sponsored two separate oratory competitions celebrating the theme that “He profits most who serves the best”. The following year saw the birth of the Inter-Collegiate English Oratory Contest which evolved to the current ESC format. Open to students at Taiwan ROC’s universities, the ESC continues to be a major service activity of the Rotary Club of Taipei. Over the years, thousands of students have benefited from the opportunities provided by the competition and have continued on to important professional and community leadership positions.

English Speech Contest 2014 Information

The maximum number of participants is 150. We encourage potential contestants to apply early as possible as a waiting list will be started once 150 applications have been received.



Online Registration Start Date: January 1st, 2014
Online Registration: Rotary Club of Taipei’s English Speech Contest
Contest Date: March 29th, 2014
Contest Sign-in Time: 8:00 am
Contest Start Time: 9:00 am
Contest Location: Taipei European School (台北歐洲學校)
Address: WenLin Road, ShiLin District, Taipei (台北市士林區文林路727號)
Near: Zhishan MRT station (芝山捷運站近1號出口)


The deadline for registration for the 2014 English Speech Contest is March 15, 2014.

Advantages for Students Participating in the English Speech Contest

  • Improve Confidence
  • Improve Leadership Skills
  • Improve Communication Skills
  • Improve Ability to Face an Audience
  • Improve Ability to Speak to an Audience


The first prize is a scholarship for a seven week course of English study at the prestigious ANUCollege, including return airfares and homestay accommodation. ANUCollege is located on the campus of The Australian National University, one of Australia’s top ranked universities, in the city of Canberra. The dates of study are from 18 July to 6 September 2014.

The second prize is a scholarship for a five week intensive course of English study at University of Canberra, Australia’s CapitalUniversity, including return airfares and homestay accommodation. The dates of study are 22 July to 23 August 2014.An all-expense paid trip to Australia for 4 to 6 weeks to study English at one of Australia’s prestigious universities.

All student participants will receive a certificate as proof of their participation which can be used to enhance their resume.

Rotary Club of Taipei’s Contact Information

Phone: (02) 2381-0986
Fax: (02) 2383-1886
E-mail: rotary.taipei@msa.hinet.net
E-mail: jack.formosa@hotmail.com
Rtn. Jack T. ( Jack Tsai)
Chair, English Speech Contest 2014.

For 2014’s ESC poster please visit http://www.rctaipei.org.tw/?p=903
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