File Submission Guidelines

1. Speech Guidelines

  • The preliminary round for the Global Leadership English Challenge will be open through an online platform, and all applicants should submit their files accordingly.
  • For the Speech contest, your participating field (Domestic / International) will be decided upon your nationality, and the field is decided upon your nationality. (i.e. For GLEC Vietnam, you should participate as an International if you do not hold a Vietnamese nationality.)
  • All participants for the Speech sector should record the Voice Record File themselves, and the script should follow the time limit.
Requirements
  • Full script file (Talking points or summary is NOT allowed.) 
  • Voice record file (in MP3, WAV, or M4A Format / You must record the same contents with the script within the time limit.)
Division
  • Domestic
  • International
Time Limit
  • Elementary School Track (Grade 4-5): 3 minutes
  • Middle School Track (Grade 6-8): 4 minutes
  • High School Track (Grade 9-12): 4 minutes
  • University Track: 5 minutes
Detail
  • Only topic-relevant content will be evaluated.
  • Only a slight excess or shortfall from the time limit (10~15 sec) will not affect your score. Further excess or deficit will negatively affect your score.
  • Multi-stage examination and evaluation will proceed for all files submitted through the GLEC online platform.
  • Any difference in the contents and sentence structures between the script and audio record file is not allowed. Please be sure to record the same contents.
  • There is no change to the topics in the final round, and the final round qualifiers will deliver a prepared speech through Zoom Live on the same topics. All applicants should memorize the script.

2. Essay Guidelines

  • The preliminary round for the Global Leadership English Challenge will be open through an online platform, and all applicants should submit their files accordingly.
  • For the Essay contest, Domestic and International will NOT be distinguished and evaluated under the same scoring criteria.
  • All participants except for Student Nominees should submit the full essay according to the given topic.
Requirements
  • Full essay (500~700 words)
    Only a slight excess or shortfall from the word limit (15~20 words) will not affect your score. Further excess or deficit will negatively affect your score.
Division
  • Not divided. (All participants regardless of nationalities are evaluated equally.)
Detail
  • Only topic-relevant content will be evaluated.
  • Please clearly divide a paragraph using the ENTER key.
  • GLEC online platform does not allow shortcuts and operating system functions like Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Alt+Del, Alt+Tab, etc. Do not attempt to copy and paste.
  • Topics for the final round will be newly presented on the date of the final round, still based on the main SDG Goal. All students are recommended overall study beforehand.