Poetry Festival

Reciting poetry can help enrich the students’, vocabulary as well as improve their pronunciation in English. It also gives them a taste of public speaking and helps develop their confidence.

In this competition, students from 3rd grade to 8th grade have to recite a poem of their choice from a pre-selected list provided by ESU Chile.

Interschool Participant Winners must send their MP4 format video presentation to the ESU Poetry Chairperson, via email esu_poetry@esu.cl for the ESU competition by Monday 19th October 2020. Our experts in public speaking will evaluate their delivery, focusing on their expression, clarity and interpretation of the poem.

Every year, students from all over the country participate in this competition, learning and sharing with others as well as taking the first step towards public speaking.



Join us at the 2020 Poetry Recitation Contest that will be held on 29th and 30th October.



Don't miss the opportunity to participate with your school!



For more information about the competition check out the rules and poems in the 2020 Poetry Recitation Festival Handbook. 

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Teacher Workshops

To help our teachers prepare their students for the Poetry Recitation Festival, we invited them to attend our annual teacher development workshop led by English language expert, Jennifer Haugh.

The workshop focussed on three main areas:

  • Introduction to procedures / Overview

  • Classroom Engagement

  • Presentation Etiquette


Classroom Engagement Video

Classroom Engagement Lessons Plans

Contest Overview

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Presentation Etiquette Video

Presentation Etiquette Lessons Plans

Check out the 2018
Poetry Recitation Contest here.
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