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Korean language student wins first place in international speech competition

Monday, October 26, 2015


On October 7, Korean language student Jiaxin Cathy Wang won the Grand prize at the International Korean Speech Contest held by the King Sejong Institute (KSI) Foundation in Seoul, Korea. She beat out 1,077 contestants from 44 countries and 88 locations. Their were 16 finalists and Cathy won the Grand Prize. The grand prize includes a Samsung laptop and 6 months of intensive Korean language and cultural studies in Korea, fully funded by Korean government (including accommodation and airfare). Congratulations Cathy, and all the hard work of those at Renison's KSI who helped coach and encourage her!

You can watch her speech online!

The news was covered in the Korean Toronto Newspaper.


Renison’s King Sejong Institute plans to host another Korean speech competition next year, and the institute will continue to offer events andnon-credit courses.

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