On November 8, Aishanjiang Tayier, a sophomore student from the School of Foreign Languages has won the Grand Prize in the provincial final of "FLTRP · ETIC Cup" English Public Speaking Contest (Beijing). His supervisor is Xu Guohong, a professor of the School of Foreign Languages with the title of Beijing Distinguished Teacher. He will represent the Beijing division in the national final competition, which will be held in December, 2020.
Aishanjiang Tayier and Professor Xu Guohong
The Beijing final has 46 participating schools, and was held on the basis of in-school trials from universities in Beijing. The preliminary contest was conducted in the form of a three-minute impromptu speech, and Aishanjiang Tayier entered the final as the first-place winner in the preliminary contest. The final was divided into three parts: a topic speech titled "Challenge to All", a 3-minute impromptu speech and answering the judges' questions. Aishanjiang Tayier won the recognition of many judges with his full preparation and excellent performance. He ranked second among all the contestants and won the Grand Prize.
Aishanjiang Tayier comes from Xinjiang, and is a sophomore student of translation and interpretation major in the School of Foreign Languages of Beihang University. He has been interested in English since junior high school, and joined the English Elite Class when he was a freshman at Beihang University. In the past two years, with the help of Xu Guohong, Yu Jinghua and many other teachers, he has made great progress in English public speech.
Aishanjiang Tayier received the Grand Prize
This speech contest is the first national heavyweight foreign language contest since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic. The English Elite Class of the School of Foreign Languages has made meticulous and solid efforts in training, selection and preparation for this contest. During the epidemic, the teaching activities of the English Elite Class continued despite all the obstacles. Its students took online speech and debate classes at home, which laid a solid foundation for their participation in this competition.
"FLTRP · ETIC Cup" English Public Speaking Contest is co-sponsored by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press and National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, and jointly organized by Beijing Foreign Research Online Digital Technology Co., LTD. and China Language Assessment Center. It is one of three major events of the “Uchallenge” University Student English Challenge, which includes English speaking, writing, and reading. This competition aims to cultivate international talents with international vision, sense of innovation, patriotism and future spirit, guide students to strengthen their cultural confidence, improve their comprehensive quality and promote their language competence. In 2019, due to its authority and professionalism, the speech contest was included in the "Ranking List of Innovative Talent Cultivation and Discipline Competition in Chinese Universities" released by China Association of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education for three consecutive years.
The English Elite Class of the School of Foreign Languages of Beihang University was established in 2010, and every September it recruits new members from the freshmen by selection. Using a small elite cultivation method, it employs good teachers at home and abroad, setting courses of English speech, debates, oral English about current affairs and so on to cultivate students' English speaking ability, international vision, leadership, critical thinking and intercultural communication skills. Over the years, students from this class have won lots of awards in all kinds of national and international English speech contests.
Reported by Liu Wei
Reviewed by Ma Shuwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Zheng Quan