The Second Annual MHC Korean Speech Contest

Winners of the 2022 Annual MHC Korean Speech Contest

Winners of the 2022 Annual MHC Korean Speech Contest

The 2022 Annual MHC Korean Speech Contest, sponsored by the MHC Asian Studies Program and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Boston, was held in person on March 25. This year, approximately 60 MHC students attended. The event consists of the competition and K-pop performances. Twelve contestants at three levels – beginning, intermediate, and advanced – participated in the competition. They delivered speeches on various topics related to Korea and Korean culture, for example, how their Korean language learning and passion for Korean (pop) culture have broadened their perspectives on the world and understanding of other cultures, helped them overcome hard times, and inspired them to dream. Students also gave performances that included K-pop dancing, singing, and a violin solo. The competition was followed by a reception party where all participating students and the audience enjoyed Korean food and K-pop music. As special guests, the MHC Rainbow Jelly performed K-pop dancing. The event was a huge success. Many thanks to all contestants, performers, audience members, volunteering students, Korean tutors, and the Language Assistant.감사합니다!