On the morning of Thursday October 26, 2023 Department of English of the Institute of Foreign Languages organized the Public Speaking Contest and Debate Forum 2023-Rector’s Awards: Excellence in Public Speaking. This competition program was presided over by H.E. Sok Khorn, Rector of the National University of Battambang. The main purposes of the competitive event are to boost self-confidence among students and to provide students an opportunity to show up their English proficiency. Besides providing students in-class learning and teaching activities with knowledgeable and experienced lecturers, the Departments of English always organizes many interesting extra-curricular activities such as public speaking contests and debate programs so that students can have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt in class.