Language is the tool for communication with each
other. The Greater Houston Area Chinese Speech Contest aims to
enhance students’ interest in studying Chinese, improve Chinese
verbal ability, and promote Sino-US cultural exchanges. Thanks
to the utmost effort and support from all parents and Chinese
schools involved, contest participants have continuously
improved their speech ability in Chinese.
Our thanks will go to the education section of the Chinese
Consulate General in Houston, our sponsor Chinese Civic Center,
and our facilitators Mandarin Immersion Magnet School, Hua Xia
Chinese School, Houston Independent School District Confucius
Institute, WanQing Yang, Ph.D. Education Foundation, and The
Houston Chapter of China General Chamber of Commerce-USA, and
US-CHINA CULTURAL & EDUCATION FOUNDATION.
Requirements and Rules:
All participants will use Mandarin Chinese in this contest.
Participants are divided into the following groups:
5—7 years old group 8—11 years old group
12—18 years old group Advanced Group: Students who have finished
4th grade in China
Non-Chinese into 3 Groups: Elementary Group
Middle-School /High-School group
Time: Sunday, Nov. 4th, 2018
1:30 PM—Sign In
2:00 PM—Contest Starts
Award Ceremony: 4:00 PM (on the same day, Nov. 4th, 2018)
Contest Location: Mandarin Immersion Magnet School
5445 W Alabama St. Houston, TX 77056
Registration period: From now until Oct. 28th
Registration through: Houston Area Chinese Schools, Chinese
Instructors, or you may bring registration form and fee to:
Chinese Civic Center
5905 Sovereign Dr. Houston, TX 77036
Contact: 713.772.1133 or 713.870.5288 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Fee: $20.00 per person.
Time Limit: Speeches must not exceed 3 minutes (About 500 words)
Preschool Group will focus on storytelling (About 1-2 minutes)
Topics (suggestions): “Be a better self” Your past does not
define you. Be confident, diligent, and hardworking; learn to
discipline yourself, but don’t forget to cheer yourself up.
Improvements are made up of small changes towards the good. When
placing ourselves in order, we can then change the world.
“Artificial Intelligence” - In the summer of 1956, a few
visionaries gathered together to study and explore simulated
intelligence; coined the term “Artificial Intelligence”. Since
then, scientists from all over the world have been pressing on
to make “A.I.” a reality. Discuss what you know on the topic of
“No longer far away” - China is thousands of miles away.
However, learning Chinese will instantly shorten the distance.
China is no longer far away.
You may also create your own topic, make your message is clear
We have assembled our judges from of language experts and
artists. None of them teaches in any Chinese Schools to ensure
no bias. Judges will grade on pronunciation, usage of words,
clarity of main idea, expression and overall presentation
(appropriate clothing, body language and effectiveness of
speech). First, Second and Third place winners will receive
trophies, certificates, and monetary rewards. Honorable mentions
will receive trophies, certificates.
Please share this message with friends and invite them to join.
We appreciate all sorts of sponsorship from organizations,
businesses, associations, and individuals.