| Ishan Ibrahim |
AN ORATORY workshop on the Malay language commenced at Balai Sarmayuda, the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP), yesterday.
The three-day workshop will be categorised into sessions, each presented by skilled officers in the field of oratory presentation.
In the workshop sessions, participants will learn how to assess good oratory presentation in terms of induction, humour, motivation, provocation and critical thinking, among others.
Participants will also be taught various styles of oratory presentations, interactions with the audience, facial expressions and other skills relevant to the subject being conveyed.
The facilitators, Awg Hj Markandi bin Hj Kuris and Dr Hjh Dyg Fatimah bte Hj Awg Chuchu, presented their briefings to the participants of the workshop, that include secondary school teachers, lecturers, educators and representatives of colleges and schools.
According to the Language and Literature Bureau, the workshop is aimed at giving relevant guidance on the techniques of oratory presentation and how to incorporate the right ideas into presentations, using the correct body language.
It is also hoped that the workshop will be able to equip participants with the right skills to facilitate them in conveying the right information and imparting oratory skills to their students.
The workshop will also prepare students from secondary schools, colleges and schools for the upcoming Bahasa Melayu Oratory Competition to celebrate the Bulan Bahasa 2014.
The Language and Literature Bureau hopes that the workshop will further enhance the usage of the Malay language in Brunei Darussalam as the official language of the nation.