English competition is the oldest English competition in Indonesia, as a reminder that this year is the 21st of this event held by ALSA LC UI, this annual competition becomes more interesting because it was held adjacent to the capital city of Jakarta. With the theme, “youth” and also the tagline in this event was “Strive for the Future, Live in the Moment.” It is expected that ALSA E-Comp can be a place for youth to develop their ability and confidence in English.
Just like in previous years, the ALSA E-Comp competition always focuses on developing English proficiency. There are speech, spelling bee, storytelling, newscasting, paper presentation, battle of brains, debate, and E-MUN which is only for high school. The excitement of this event starts from the opening ceremony on April 6th, the delegates were present with a photo booth and also welcoming the delegates from various regions. The competitions lasted for several days starting from April 6th to April 11th, enrolled participant of ALSA E-Comp event this year is 600 delegates from various regions made this event more festive and also more competitive. At the closing ceremony, the delegates used a semi-formal dress code to close the event at the auditorium FH UI and also as the closing ceremony of the delegates presented a performance of UI students who have talent in music and singing. Not only that, at the end of the event was also announced the winners of each branch of this competitions, as well as delegates from ALSA LC Unsoed, Hendry Hamonangan Siahaan, who earned first runner-up in the paper presentation competition. “This is the first time I have participated in this big competition with so many rivals, I never expected to bring home ALSA E-Comp trophy for the first time to Purwokerto, but God said otherwise,” he said as a student of FH Unsoed 2016.
The variety of excitement gained and not forgotten is also a very valuable experience of this competition, not only can expand the connection but also this event can add experience that is certainly very valuable for the future. “The first time saw another delegation was inferior because the preparation is very short and many competitors based from the top universities in Indonesia, Praise God, now such an assumption does not exist because in a competition like this we are all the same.” He concluded. The next year, 2018 becomes the event of the 22nd ALSA E-Comp and of course, it will still be held at University of Indonesia, as before this competition will offer many interesting things every year. Now, are you will be the next winner of 22nd ALSA English Competition?

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