On the morning of November 19, the final of the 2022 Beijing Non-English Major Graduate Students English Speech Contest hosted by Peking University came to an end. After several rounds of rivalry, Zhou Tianbao from the School of Economics and Management won the first prize in the final; Liu Naiyuan from the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Xie Wei from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liang Haohan from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Cui Yixin from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Gao Xinyu from the School of Materials Science and Engineering won the third prize.
Zhou Tianbao, first-prize winner
Organised by the Beijing Association of Higher Education, the Beijing Non-English Major Graduate Students English Speech Contest consists of three rounds, namely the preliminary campus trials in each university, the sub-regional semi-final round, and the Beijing grand final round. The theme of this year's competition is "Self-Reliance and Globalization". In response to epidemic prevention and control requirements, the final was held online.
Graduate School and the School of Foreign Languages attached great importance to the contest and paid strongly support and close attention to it. In order to select high-calibre contestants, the Postgraduate Public Foreign Language Education Department of the School of Foreign Languages held the Beihang Postgraduate English Speech Contest and Campus Trial for Beijing Non-English Major Graduate Students English Speech Contest, in which six contestants stood out and advanced to the semi-final.
During the preparation for the Beijing semi and the final, Liu Weiwei, Yang Li, Zhang Yu and other instructors from the Postgraduate Public Foreign Language Education Department of the School of Foreign Languages gave the contestants systematic and in-depth guidance on speech writing, questions and answers, speaking skills and pre-competition simulations, which helped to improve their English speaking and critical thinking, enabling them to achieve good results later in the contest.
Some of the winners and judges in the campus trial
Some of the Beijing semi contestants and their instructors
Nearly 100 outstanding contestants from more than 30 universities and colleges in Beijing participated in the semi-final, and 18 contestants advanced to the Beijing grand final.
The excellent performance of Beihang students in the competition fully demonstrates the high morale, outstanding English speaking ability, and the strong sense of social responsibility of the postgraduate students, reflecting the teaching philosophy and fruitful results of the Postgraduate Public Foreign Language Education Department of the School of Foreign Languages in integrating elements of ideology and politics education into language teaching.
Reported by Hao Feifei
Reviewed by Liang Maocheng
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lu Meili