Education: Budding speakers at the Mont des Accords college (continuation and end)


Once the essential ingredients for a good speaker, brewed, it was given to these twenty college students to project themselves.

Indeed, anticipating a possible participation in the competitions of junior minister of tourism of Saint-Martin then of the Caribbean and in foretaste of the preparation of the big oral of the baccalaureate, they knew how to seize an opportunity which will consolidate the near future and this, thanks to the commitment of Suzelle Karam, principal of the Mont des Accords college who, without hesitation, ensured the opening of the establishment during the holidays.

It is in the conference room of the CCISM that our twenty college students were invited on Wednesday April 21, as well as their parents, classmates, teachers and principal without forgetting some personalities such as the director of the tourist office. de Saint-Martin, the vice-rector of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin. The demonstrations of a round table debate, of the content of a standardized speech punctuated a program specific to toastmasters where the students had to take on various roles such as that of chairman of the session, secretary, time keeper or even critic. The pride of each other was visible or audible and we have as proof the concluding words of Michel Sanz, vice-rector, head of the national education service of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin: "Au vu from what our young college students have just demonstrated to us, we should think about organizing a public speaking competition. In addition, having the ability to switch from one language to another with such ease constitutes an undeniable asset which confirms us in the fact that multilingualism must have its place in our teaching ”.

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