18 Oct, 2019
10 : 00
On October 18, 2019, the 15th Shandong Hangul Proclamation Day Korean Speech Contest and the 13th Chinese Speech Conference sponsored by the Korean Chamber of Commerce of Rizhao city were held in Shandong Vocational and Technical University of International Studies。
Daniel Park, a Year 6 student of Yew Wah International School of Rizhao, gave a speech about the first emperor of Qin Dynasty. During the study in China, Daniel not only mastered excellent Chinese level, but also visited many Chinese cities and learnt about various Chinese cultures. His speech was inspired by his trip to Xi’an.
Year 3 student Elisa Kim has been in China for only one year and a half. This was her first time to step on such a big stage, which made her very nervous before the competition. However, when she stood on stage, she delivered her speech perfectly. When the judge asked, "Do you think you are an ugly duckling or a beautiful swan?" Elisa proudly replied: "White swan!" The audience applauded her confident response.
In addition to participating in the Chinese Speech Contest, YWIS students also presented group singing of "Blue and White Porcelain", "Rice Fragrance" and "Teaching Peace" for the Contest, which added a highlight to the conference. The singing group included students who had never been on stage before, students who were shy and not good at speaking loudly, and students who had only studied Chinese for two months. But they all managed to overcome their own difficulties to present a complete chorus performance. Let's give these students warm applause!
As an international school, Yew Wah International School of Rizhao has always attached great importance to the study of Chinese, and international students have grown to love this language in various learning activities. We hope more students who love Chinese will attend the Chinese Speech Contest next year!