Campus Registration for the 28th "21st Century Cup" National English Speaking Competition

May 16, 2023 | ELC Activity


We are excited to announce that the campus selection of the 28th “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition will take place on April 2. Here are the details you need to know. 

Competition procedure 

1. Registration: To participate in the competition, please complete the registration process on the official website of 21st Century English Speech ( or through the WeChat official account “21Century Cup English Speech”. 

2. Join the WeChat Group (refer to the e-mail dated March. 2 or posters on campus)

3. Submit Your Speech: Upload your speech script, which should not exceed 500 words, to the official website or WeChat official account. The deadline for submission is March 27, 2023, at 23:58. 

The event will take place on April 2 at 10:00 a.m. in C119, CBPM.  

Competition rules 

The competition consists of two rounds, with at most 50% of the contestants advancing to the second round. 

Round 1: 4-min prepared speech & 1-min Q&A. Topic: My interpretation of civilization 

Round 2: 2-min impromptu speech & 2-min Q&A. 

Contestants will draw the impromptu speech topics twenty minutes before they take the stage. 


The finalists in the second round will receive awards and a certificate based on the following proportions: grand prize (1); first prize (20%); second prize (30%); third prize (50%). Each participant will receive an ELC canvas bag. 


1. Top 1 or 2 winners of this competition will represent WKU in the regional final of the 21st Century Speech Contest in Zhejiang Province (May – June). 

2. The finalists in the second round will be selected for the WKU speech team. 

3. To improve the quality of speeches, contestants can schedule appointments for one-on-one coaching or attend English speech workshops organized by the ELC. 

4. If you have any inquiries, feel free to drop by ELC Office at B301, GEH, or contact Ms RUAN at 0577-55870112 or at 

We encourage you to participate in this exciting competition and showcase your English-speaking skills. 


English Language Center 

Wenzhou-Kean University