On 8 May, our TTDI centre conducted a Public Speaking Workshop at SMK Bandar Utama for their Form 6 students during their orientation. Ms Shari Wiemer presented a speech on “Why English Is Important” and then challenged the students to work together to come up with their own reasons. Collaborating in groups, the students spent time brainstorming, organising, and expanding their ideas. Then a spokesperson from each group presented his or her own speech on the importance of English. The session was excellent preparation and a great way to set the tone for the incoming students’ studies this year.