From January 15 to 19, the 2020 FLTRP (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press) English Debating Winter Camp and the 2nd Canton International Tournament (CIT) took place at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). Class of 2021 student Chen Daoyi and class of 2023 student Zheng Fujia worked together to claim 3rd place.
A total of 160 debaters from 44 universities across mainland China and across the Greater Bay Area participated in the competition. The organizing committee also invited 19 senior trainers and referees from home and abroad to form the trainer-judge group of this tournament.
In the competition, the debaters showed their superb skills and rigorous thinking ability. After several rounds of group competition and knockout competition, a team from Shantou University won the championship.
The FLTRP Cup National Debating Competition started in 1997, which is one of the most influential English competitions for college students. Through hosting the Winter Camp and the 2nd CIT, CLE tried to not only arouse SUSTech students’ interest and potential in English Debate but also encourage their innovation, practice and teamwork. CLE hopes these can better help our students develop their critical thinking skills and satisfy their demand for broadening international horizons in English learning. This winter camp is the second time that our school has hosted a large-scale English debate event of FLTRP.
Translated and Adapted By SUSTech Newshub
Proofread ByXia Yingying
Photo ByCenter for Language Education