Organize Your Talk 2022 - 10th FEB ZG first-year students competition in presentations in English


10th FEB ZG first-year students
competition in presentations in English

Organize Your Talk 2022

The Department of Business Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Economics & Business, the University of Zagreb in partnership with the Representation of the European Commission in Croatia and the European Documentation Center Library and Documentation Center (EDC-LDC) of the Faculty of Economics & Business, the University of Zagreb are organizing 10th Student Competition in English Presentations Organize Your Talk (OYT). The competition will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022, starting at 9.30 am in Hall 3 at the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb. 

A dozen teams of first-year students of Business Economics and Economics are participating in the competition. In line with the expected learning outcomes for the Business English 2 course (development of professional presentation skills and adoption of professional terminology), the presentations address topics from economic and social life, where the EU's goals, achievements, and policies have a prominent place.

Competitors have to show that they know how to use professional terminology and appropriate phrases competently, and the strength and persuasiveness of expression will be important. They will also demonstrate how thoroughly they researched the chosen topic, using various sources and relying on the support of EDC-LDC staff.

The teams are competing for valuable prizes from project partners: Representation of the European Commission, EY, and EFZG. The three best teams chosen by the expert jury win a study trip to Brussels to visit the European Commission, training organized by sponsors, and gift packages from sponsors. The award-winning team in the opinion of the audience also receives gift packages from sponsors.

The winners will be decided by an expert jury and the audience by a majority vote. An interdisciplinary jury, composed of representatives of the European Commission Representation in the Republic of Croatia, representatives of renowned companies, professors from the Faculty of Economics & Business, and business foreign language teachers from other faculties of the University of Zagreb, will select the best teams and award prizes.
The Organize your talk competition resulted from regular classes in business foreign languages and is based on the expected learning outcomes of compulsory language courses. Each year, all first-year students and Business English teachers participate in the preparations for the OYT throughout the semester.
Only the best come to the competition, which means that less than 5% of all freshmen who are preparing and holding presentations on professional topics in a foreign language get the opportunity to participate in the competition.
For the first seven years, students were giving presentations in front of their colleagues in lecture halls, and for the last two years in front of the cameras of their computers and mobile phones. OYT 2020 and OYT 2021 were held entirely online, on the website However, this year we are returning to the premises of the FEB ZG and we are looking forward to meeting again and the charm of direct communication. As before, the competition will be recorded and recordings of all presentations will be available on the competition's website.