Speaking of encourage and development a person’s critical thinking in English language skill, this interesting national “FLTRP CUP” English debate competition caught my attention, and I think it is good to share with you.
The competition is conducted by FLTRP (The Foreign Languages Teaching and Research Press), which focused on foreign language publishing. It is the oldest, largest and most prestigious English language debating competition in China, it also one of the largest foreign language publishers in China.
The tournament is conducted in English, and is open only to Chinese university students. The tournament attracts the best and brightest students from over 100 universities from around China. Competitors from the FLTRP Cup have gone on to take part in the major regional and international events, including the Asian University Debating Championships, the Australasian Debating Championships and the World Universities Debating Championships.
FLTRP Cup is a very important event, now its 15th debating (use the British Parliamentary style) competition is in the process, you can check out this debater Number 140 Xv WenBing Video. I am impressed with his simple and creative presentation. Here is what he said:
I’m a sophomore in North China University of Technology. My major is business administration. I met the English debate when I was a freshman. And it was luck to me that I had a chance to reach the last round of the IDEA-BFSU debate last year but that is for Chinese Group. And this is my first time to attend the English debate. We got trained a lot and made a long-term preparation for it. Although I’m sill a new comer to the English debate, I’m into it and I want to become a professional debater gradually. Go for It!
If you interested in join the voting, please go here and cast your vote. Before you can vote, you need to register first. I voted for number 140
The competition looks intense, so for those debaters – the best thing you should do is to think positive, relax, smile, stay clam, keep up your confidence and be optimism 🙂