The 2018 National English Competition for College Students (NECCS) Grand Final was held at Zhenjiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages on August 7. SUSTech undergraduate Zhao Yanchu took home the First Prize in English Debate Competition and the Second Prize in English Speech competition, ranking her first in all competitors in Guangdong Province. Her instructor, Center for Language Education Lecturer Liu Lisha, was awarded the Excellent Instructor Prize. She also came first in the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) Star Teacher Contest Semi-final, held in Chengdu on August 1.
The National English Competition for College Students (NECCS) is the only national college students’ English language competition jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Department and the National Foreign Language Teaching and Research Association. It is held annually, composed of three parts: the Preliminary, the Final and the Grand Final. Zhao Yanchu, with proficient English, overcame several challenges throughout the contest to win the Supreme Prize at the Final and gain a ticket to the national Grand Final. With Liu Lisha’s help, she competed with other excellent contestants and finally stood out in the English debate and speech competitions.
FLTRP Star Teacher Contest is a national contest among Chinese teachers specializing in English education at the collegiate level, jointly organized by the Supervisory Committee for College Foreign Language Teaching of the Ministry of Education and the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. This year, more than 1000 Chinese university English teachers participated and 328 contestants made it to the Semi-final. Liu Lisha won the first prize for her special teaching design and practical EAP teaching activity, which judges and teachers found particularly innovating and efficient.
In recent years, CLE has organized a series of wonderful English activities to develop SUSTech students’ English and stimulate their learning potentials. News about students’ prize winning in all kinds of English competitions has contributed to students’ enthusiasm on campus and helped foster a good atmosphere for their English learning.
Contributed by: Center for Language Education
Written by: Zhao Yanchu & Liu Lisha