XJTLU Library Achieved Excellence in the Second "Library Cup" English Contest for Collogue Students
19 October 2020, Monday, 13:50, Submitted by Sunruo.Wu
On June 27, 2020, after a 60-day intense competition, the second “Library Cup” Oral English Contest for College Students came to a close. It was hosted by the Reader Service and Reading Promotion Professional Committee, co-organized by Nanjing Agricultural University Library and co-sponsored by Nanjing Library Information and Technology Company, Beijing Jin'ai'er Technology Company.
A total of 9102 students from all over the province signed up to compete. Two students from XJTLU won second and third place. Zhangxu Chen from the International Business School of grade 18 won second place with 174.42 points, and Siqi Xue from the English Department of grade 17 won third place with 172.58 points. Library staff member Xiang Deng also won the reward for outstanding instructor. XJTLU Library organized and provided services throughout the competition and promoted learning, communication, and competition in oral English to improve their language ability.
“I am pleasantly surprised by the result, and I consider it as a recognition of my Oral Speaking skills.” Said Zhangxu Chen, “The two-year EAP course at XJTLU has provided me with many opportunities to communicate with foreign professors. The course also helped me understand how native English speakers communicate with each other in a university environment, which greatly contributed to my success.”
“Actually, it is out of my curiosity and interest to attend the English speaking contest based on the Internet environment. And I never expected to win a prize at first. Thankfully, the time I spent on correcting my pronunciation over and over again via MyET voice analyzer works. It not only improved my confidence to speak but also expanded my view toward language learning. I appreciate that the school library offered the opportunity for us to ‘voice out’ in a such meaningful way especially during the pandemic. Thank you very much！” Said Siqi Xue.
XJTLU Library, playing the role of Research Support and Learning Centre, has always been committed to promoting reading activities, assisting teachers and students in research, and creating a friendly learning environment by providing diversified services and unique learning platforms. More than a library, we are the lighthouse for guidance in the vast ocean of information.