Jakarta, 2019 – The Asian English Olympics is back! This prestigious and mostly awaited English competition in Asia has finally returned on 11-15 February 2019. The 2019 Asian English Olympics adopted “Broaden Your Horizon” as its main theme. The value of this theme is hoped to convey a message for Asian youths to step out of their comfort zone, get some experiences and broaden their own horizon in life. Broadening their horizons will change their lives since they are seeing much more different perspectives as well as to go pass through their limitations.
The eight Asian English Olympics brought 8 competitions consisted of Debate, Speech, Spelling Bee, Scrabble, Newscasting, Storytelling, Short Story Writing (online), and Radio Drama (online). To make it more challenging and exciting, The 2019 Asian English Olympics has invited some experts across Asia to judge and train the participants to give them guidance before the competition begins. So, the participants who had never experienced the competition before will be able to gain their confidence and compete in intense competitions.
The Asian English Olympics has invited a lot of spotlights, especially at some universities in Asia. The eight Asian English Olympics is brought back to continue the success of The Asian English Olympics. The 2019 Asian English Olympics was joined by 667 participants from 8 countries in Asia such as; Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Macao, Bangladesh, South Korea, and Kyrgyzstan. The 2019 Asian English Olympics was held in Jakarta on February 11th – 15th 2019 in Binus University-Kemanggisan Campus. This event was not an ordinary competition, instead, it was being filled with much other fun and intriguing activities within. Some of the programs which filled the excitement were The Opening Ceremony of The 2019 Asian English Olympics; when all the participants got to watch many exciting performances as well as being welcomed, The Coaching Clinic; when the participants got some lecture and some tricks from the expert judges, The Breaking Announcement; when the participants who got to the semi-final was announced, and also The Closing Ceremony of The 2018 Asian English Olympics which held to announce the champion as well as giving the memorable last impression to all of the participants through Gala Dinner which followed by After Party.
The institutional champion title of The 2019 Asian English Olympics is held by BINUS University. All of the participants and people who got to be part of The 2019 Asian English Olympics have experienced broadening their horizon and go beyond their limitations. Look beyond the horizon, and we will see you next year in The 2020 Asian English Olympics!
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