31 Oct CLE Freshman Wins the Excellence Award at the Guangdong Semi-final of the 2017 “FLTRP Cup” National English Speech Contest
On October 29, Zheng Ruiqi took part in the Guangdong Semi-final of the 2017 “FLTRP Cup” National English Speech Contest held at Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University. It is the first time SUSTech has sent a student to participate in this event. Zheng Ruiqi has been enrolled in SUSTech for just over one month. With Center for Language Education (CLE) teacher Liu Lisha’s help, he overcame many difficulties such as time pressure for preparation and lack of competition experience. As the only freshman contestant, he competed thru impromptu speeches with 66 senior English-majored contestants from different universities in Guangdong. Although the competition was fierce, he calmly delivered his speech, which scored higher than those of over 20 contestants, and in the end, he won the Excellence Award.
This contest not only provided a platform for undergraduates to showcase their English proficiency, communication skills and critical thinking, but also built a communicative platform for teachers and students from different universities. Stages such as these are a great opportunity for not only students, but teachers to also learn from each other. After the contest, Zheng Ruiqi said that this contest allowed him to practice his public speaking skills and broaden his horizons. He saw the gap between himself and the other, higher-placing contestants, and set a goal to make further efforts for his English-language skills.
(Written by Liu Lisha)