TUFS Student Wins Prize at National Student French Speech Competition

November 20, 2018

On Saturday the 10th of November, the “50th National Student French Speech Competition” (sponsored by the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, 22 participants) was held at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. TUFS student Kaori Yamamoto (School of International and Area Studies, Southwest European Area Studies, International Relations Course, fourth year) competed in this competition, and was awarded the Consul General of France in Kyoto/Institut Français Kansai Award (fourth place).

Interview - Kaori Yamamoto

I spoke about my thoughts on “internationalization” based on my experiences studying French as my second language at high school, but I thought all the participants had very interesting and unique topics, and I think it was worth participating just to hear these speeches. Coming in fourth place, I was a little disappointed, but this experience became a source of encouragement that has motivated me to improve my French language skills even more. I would like to say thank you to Professor Kawaguchi and the French postgraduate students who checked the draft of my speech. Thank you very much.