The finals and awarding ceremony of the 19th FLTRP Cup National English Competition for Schools were held in Beijing from May 13 to 14. Duan Lingyi, a student of Jinan Foreign Language School, won the first prize, while Lan Jinhong, a student of the High School Affiliated to Beijing Jiaotong University, and Luo Chuxuan, a student of the First High School of Changsha, won the runner-up and third places respectively.
The finals of the 19th FLTRP Cup National English Competition for Schools are held in Beijing from May 13 to 14. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
Prize-winners receive awards at the awarding ceremony. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]
The top 25 contestants of the competition have received an invitation letter to attend the 2024 youth classes of the United Nations and international organizations organized by the UN.
Since its launch in November 2022, the 19th FLTRP Cup National English Competition for Schools has attracted a total of 588,000 high school students from across the country. The competition has been held for 19 years, with a total of 9.1 million young people participating.
Hosted by Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and organized by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), the competition aims to guide students' comprehensive growth and assist them in telling Chinese stories well with the Chinese narrative system.
Addressing the awarding ceremony, Ding Hao, member of the standing committee of the CPC BFSU committee and vice-president of the university, affirmed the efforts and achievements made by the organizers in upgrading the FLTRP Cup competition over the past 19 years.
He said that BFSU’s goals are to cultivate talented people with a sense of patriotism, a global perspective and professional skills, adding that BFSU is building a new pattern for discipline development which focuses on global languages, culture and governance and highlights the development of research on regions and countries, international communication and international organizations, in a bid to make new contributions to promoting exchanges and mutual learning between China and other countries.
Wang Fang, secretary of the CPC committee of FLTRP Group, chair of the board of FLTRP Group and president of FLTRP, said that the themes of the competition have been designed to guide young students to better understand the essence of Chinese culture.
Wang said that BFSU and FLTRP have been engaged in developing the Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture Project, and have exported a series of books in 37 languages.
She added that FLTRP will continue to strengthen the international dissemination of Chinese culture in various fields and closely integrate the Chinese thought and culture project with the FLTRP Cup competition to assist young people in telling Chinese stories well.
Contestants and judges of the 19th FLTRP Cup National English Competition for Schools pose for a group photo. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]