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ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club

ARCHIVED オンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

Wednesday 28 October 2020 / 6:30pm
ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club

Wednesday 28 October 2020
6.30pm to 8.00pm (GMT)
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Booking Details
Online Event
Free- Booking essential


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The Japan Society Bilingual Public Speaking Club offers a safe, interactive space to improve communication and presentation abilities in English and/or Japanese, learning techniques and tricks to develop confidence in speaking in public.

This monthly event is open to anyone who is willing to participate and speak in Japanese or English. Good knowledge of Japanese and English is desirable, but all levels are welcome to join us. Japanese native speakers and students of Japanese or English are encouraged to participate! The main focus of the Club is on developing public speaking skills, rather than grammatical accuracy.

We informally follow the methodology of the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) with each participant taking a different role each time (speaker, evaluator, helper) both in English and Japanese. Everyone will have the opportunity to speak and support others to succeed in speaking in public in their chosen language.

Each online session also includes an ice breaker to allow each participant to speak briefly to the group at the start. We miss the opportunity to chat to each other in person, but hope this will help people relax and get to know each other.

You can find more information about the different roles required below and more details about public speaking clubs in the ASC website.

You can also follow our LinkedIn group to keep up-to-date about the club and the role allocation.

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at:

Roles available

Different roles are required (speakers, evaluators, helpers) both in English and Japanese, so please let us know on the booking form which role(s) you would like to take. We will try to accommodate all requests in this session or in other sessions in the following months. First-time attendees are encouraged to take roles which require less speaking time.


Ideal role for those participating for the first time!
The role of the timer is to keep an eye on the time of the speech and indicate to the speaker when they have reached their time limit. Information about time limits and further instructions will be provided.

‘Um-Ahh' counter

Ideal role for those participating for the first time!
This role requires to track use of superfluous words like um, ahh, you know, actually あのね、えーとand any others the speaker might utilise to the same effect.

(Prepared speech)

The role of the speaker is to prepare a speech of about 4-5 mins in advance and deliver it without reading on the day of the event. Instructions and support materials will be provided.

(Prepared speech)

The role of the evaluator is to listen to the prepared speech and provide constructive feedback about speech construction and clarity, gestures, body language and voice and any relevant aspect of speaking in public.

Impromptu Question Master

Ideal role for those participating for the first time!
The person in charge of this role will need to prepare 3 to 5 questions to ask the impromptu answerers. Further details and examples will be provided.

Impromptu Answerer

The impromptu answerer is required to improvise and give an answer lasting 2-3 minutes to one of the questions set by the question master.

Impromptu Evaluator

The impromptu evaluator provides feedback on the speech by the impromptu answerer considering improvised ideas, speech structure and timing among others, as for the prepared speech evaluator.


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*Event information in English is available via the red 'English' button at top right.

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ジャパンソサエティでは、Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC)との共催により、英国における日英バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ8月のオンライン会合を開催します。日本語もしくは英語でのパブリックスピーキングのスキルを伸ばしたい方であればどなたでも対象となり、コミュニケーションやプレゼンスキルを改善するための方法やコツを学ぶことができます。日本語もしくは英語をある程度話せる方を中心に、さまざまなレベルの方に参加いただけます。特に、日本語を母国語とされている皆さん、そして日本語や英語を学習中の学生の皆さんにも是非ご参加いただきたいイベントです。


イベントに関してのお問い合わせは、電話(020 3075 1996)もしくはメール(までご連絡ください。ASCのパブリックスピーキングクラブに関する情報はこちらからごらんいただけます。





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バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ専用の LinkedIn group でも情報を配信しています。是非ご登録ください。


Booking Info

  • Different roles are required (speakers, evaluators, helpers) both in English and Japanese, so please let us know on the booking form which role(s) you would like to take and in which language.

  • You should receive an automated email from the Japan Society to let you know that your booking request has been registered. Please note that your booking is pending while we check your details and you will receive a further email once your booking is confirmed.

  • For online events, we will send you the zoom links and details to attend the event closer to the date.

  • If you don't receive any confirmation emails or links, please check your spam folder or email