Verbal ability and critical thinking are essential to high-quality talents. In the increasingly competitive international environment, all nations pay more and more attention to the cultivation of such abilities, which is regarded as one of the important tasks in foundation education in addition to reading ability.
In June 2017, ESDP was approved by the editorial board as an upgraded version of the 21st Century English Speaking Competition, hosted by the American Reading Association and undertaken by the 21st Century English School of Speech and Debate. The national competition includes English writing, speech, debate, hosting, and interview.
The competition has received the attention and support from Shanghai Municipal Government's foreign Publicity Office, Shanghai Education Commission, Shanghai Foreign Languages Society, Shanghai Association of Private Primary and secondary schools, Shanghai Academic Activity Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Translation Society for Science and Technology and other departments or organizations. It has received intellectual support from prestigious universities such as Fudan University, Shanghai International Studies University, New York University in Shanghai, Shanghai Communication University and Northeastern University in the United States, as well as support from government agencies such as the United States Consulate, the Australian Consulate and the British Consulate.
一、组织机构 Organizing Committee
2021ESDP英语演讲与辩论五项全能上海区选拔赛由21世纪英语演讲与辩论学院承办，新演讲、上海科技翻译学会、中国科学院上海学术活动中心等协办。 Shanghai district of 2021 ESDP Speech and Debate Pentathlon is undertaken by 21st Century English Speech and Debate Academy, co-organized by New Speech, Shanghai Translation Society for Science and Technology, Shanghai Academic Activity Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences, etc.
The competition contains a speaking season (Sept. 2020-Jan. 2021) and a debate season (Feb.2020-May 2020)
The speech seasoncontains a first round, a second round, a semi-final and a final round. Requirements are as follows.
Authorized by the ESDP Organizing Committee,Shanghai Hongrun Boyuan School will organize the initial selection of candidates in Qingpu District and recommend the most competitive candidates to the organizing committee to take part in the second round.
To Partake in the Initial Selection:
Please scan the QR code to sign up for this competition.
Please send your original speech video and word file of its speech script to the following email before Nov. 1st: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please name your word file, video, and email title following the format: “Name + Grade + School + Speech Title”.
Since this is a non-profit program, there will be only 50 yuan per person for the cost of review and organization, and one can pay after submitting the required materials (Free for SHBS students)
Shanghai Hongrun Boyuan School will announce the names of candidates qualified for the next round on 10th, November.
Note: for primary school and junior high school students, the speech video shall be within 2min；for senior high school students, within 3min.