Speech Contest

Spring 2020 1st Annual Gānbēi Speaker Chinese Contest

May 7, 2020, students from Diablo Valley College participated in the 1st Annual Gānbēi Speakers Chinese Speech Contest, which took place online!

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, The Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC) decided it was best to cancel this year’s Chinese speech contest. However, our students were prepared and eager to attend. And this gave birth to a new
speech contest, held just for our students.

On the evening of May 7, 2020, students logged in to Zoom and participated either as contestants or judges for the first ever remote learning speech contest. This year we had 17 speakers, 8 judges and 4 speech coaches.

Professor Sheree Lin, head of DVC’s Chinese program, congratulates all the students who participated, and gives special thanks to Yali Bai, Ya-Han Fan, Li Li, and Scott Saifer (our speech coaches and tutors), the Foreign Language Department, and the Applied and Fine Arts Division for their continued support.

DVC applauds the following students on their awards!

                                                                        Beginner Levels (CHIN 120, 121)
First Place Second Place Third Place
Christopher Cassin 客日苏

Yuk Leung 梁钰凌

Shunsuke Misei 見勢井峻介

Ian Emerson Deck 茅约翰
Robert Mendoz 王冷山
Intermediate Levels (CHIN 220, 221)
First Place Second Place Third Place
Xiaolin Xiao 萧旖旎 Ingrid Nordberg 顾霏霏 Austin Jewison 奥四聽

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Spring 2019 Annual Mandarin Speech Contest

students who participated in competitionsDVC Students competed in two Bay Area Chinese speech contests

DVC students participated in two competitions, last month, both held in San Francisco. The 18th Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students, at SFSU and the 44th Chinese Mandarin Speech Contest.

 

student giving the speechDVC students competed against such notable schools as Defense Language Institute, San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and University of San Francisco, among others.

In addition to student awards, DVC also received an award for Best Organization for its efforts to promote and improve Chinese pedagogy in northern California from the 18th Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students.

Student winners included:

Award for Best Performance: 4th Semester Student, Nagashima Momona (18th Chinese Bridge)

Honorable Mentions from 44th Chinese Mandarin Speech Contest

Dasaem Shin, 2nd Term Student

Xiaolin Xiao, 2nd Term Student

Professor Sheree Lin, head of DVC’s Chinese program, congratulates all the students who participated, and gives special thanks to Jun Zhou (our speech coach), Professor Lu Han, all of our Chinese tutors and teaching assistants, the Foreign Language Department, and the Applied and Fine Arts Division for their continued support.

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