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Schedule of Events and Submission Deadlines


Event or Deadline

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Early September 2022

Invitation to take part in

Time to Talk

Email/fax from the NET Section

  Mid-September 2022

Conditions and Regulations on EDB website and NET Scheme e-Platform

Conditions and Regulations

22 September 2022 

4:10 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. 


Briefing session (online)

EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) notification – online application 

(Course Code: CDI02022118)

10 November 2022

(Event AA)

24 November 2022

(Event AB)



Public speaking workshop for teachers: Competitions Series: Speaking with Purpose – From Public Speaking to Teaching Public Speaking
(Face-to-Face) (Re-run)

EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) notification – online application (around 1 month before event)

30 November 2022

Deadline for submission of entry forms

Time to Talk Competition Entry Form

November 2022 to March 2023


Round 1 to be held in schools

Email reminder

8, 10 & 15 May 2023

Face-to Face-competition followed by award announcement and/or prize presentation on the event day 

Email from the NET Section, CSD, EDB, to notify schools of the confirmed date

Permission for the Use of Images Form (to be submitted before the day of the competition)

11 May 2023 (TBC)

Bitesize / 21st Century Literacy Skills Series: Mastering the Art of English Public Speaking (Re-run)

EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) notification – online application (around 1 month before event)



Schools are strongly encouraged to send one or preferably two English teachers (one of   whom may be the NET) to attend the professional development workshop on public speaking on 10 or 24 November 2022. 

Teachers will need to:

  • attend the online briefing session on 22 September 2022;
  • hand out and collect parental consent forms for the NET Section to take images of students for later possible use for educational purposes and for uploading to the Internet;
  • participate fully in all public speaking activities at the professional development workshop;
  • use what they have learnt to prepare their students for the competition;
  • facilitate the development of the speech and ongoing training of students;
  • organise a Round 1 live, online or between schools; and
  • make arrangements with the NET Section for prize collection (including certificates of participation) within 2 months after the competition.

Students will need to:

  • participate fully in any training sessions organised by their teachers in preparation for the competition;
  • participate in Round 1of the competition live, online (or between schools); and
  • take part in the competition by giving a public speech, in a team of 2 – 4, for 3 – 5 minutes.
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