CRLS Award Recipients - National Chinese Speech Contest

CRLS Award Recipients - National Chinese Speech Contest
Posted on 03/29/2022
CRLS Award Recipients - National Chinese Speech ContestCRLS Award Recipients - National Chinese Speech Contest
Pictured from L-R: Amy Zhou, Masato Hall, Mahelet Asnake, Farai Sundai 

We are pleased to announce that CRLS Chinese students Masato Hall, Mehelet Asnake, and Farai Sundai competed in the Semi-Final National Chinese Speech Contest earlier this month.  The students successfully advanced to the Finals along with Amy Zhou who will advance to the finals in the Heritage group.  The Finals will take place remotely on April 9th.

This is a very competitive contest in which there are 549 students nationwide applying and only 10 finalists in each proficiency level who can advance to the Finals.  Masato Hall (Intermediate Mid), Mehelet Asnake (Intermediate High-Advanced Low), and Farai Sundai (Intermediate High-Advanced Low) are the only students from Massachusetts who got into the Finals in their language group.  

The students were thrilled with the contest results and expressed their gratitude to their teacher, Ms. Xiaoshu Jing, who is completing her second year as the CRLS Chinese teacher.  Two of the award recipients are graduates of our elementary and middle level Chinese Immersion program.  You can learn more about our CRLS Chinese program here.

2022 National Chinese Speech Contest (NCSC)

The American Academy of International Culture and Education (AAICE) is pleased to announce that the 2022 National Chinese Speech Contest (NCSC) will be held online in collaboration with the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association (CLTA). Thanks to Asia Society for providing us with the great opportunity to showcase our winners’ speeches at the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC). The US middle and high school Chinese language learners are invited to participate in the contest. Winners will receive awards and opportunities to participate in international speech contests and performances. Teachers of students entering the final round will also be recognized for their support.

Chinese teachers are welcome to recommend their students to enter the competition.  Students with recommendations from their Chinese teacher are eligible to submit the online application. Teachers whose students enter the final competition will receive a $100 gift certificate to be used for educational supplies.

The American Academy of International Culture and Education (AAICE) is a non-profit organization led by U.S. education experts and dedicated teachers. Employing cutting-edge teaching strategies based on solid pedagogical theory, AAICE delivers quality curricula, cooperative programs, teacher training, and teaching resource-sharing platforms. AAICE, in collaboration with quality K-16 institutions and educational organizations in China and the United States, provides teachers and students with a global learning platform that serves as a bridge between Chinese and American cultures and educational systems.
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