Notice for the "FLTRP ETIC" National Foreign Language Contest for College Students and ECT Recruitment

January 23, 2024 | ELC Activity

We are excited to announce the arrival of the much-anticipated ” FLTRP ETIC Cup” “Understanding Contemporary China” National Foreign Language Contest for College Students for the year 2023.

We would like to provide you with the following information. 

Competition Overview 

The 2023 ” FLTRP ETIC Cup” “Understanding Contemporary China” National Foreign Language Contest for College Students is initiated by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP). 

It follows a three-tier structure, comprising a university-level preliminary round, a provincial semifinal, and a national final.  This competition is open to full-time undergraduate students, graduate students, and foreign students, with five different categories of contests for registration (speech, writing, reading, translation, and interpreting).  

Introduction to University Round (Campus Selection Round) 

Please find the detailed schedule for each contest below:  

Contest/ Team Events Time Format
Interpreting Preliminary round(New member recruitment) Sept. 7 & 8 Dialogue-interpreting
Announcement of finalists (Recruitment result) Sept. 11  
Final round Sept. 27 Sight interpreting, consecutive interpreting
Translation Last day to submit translation work Sept. 10 Word translation (ENG-CHN + CHN-ENG), paragraph translation (ENG-CHN + CHN-ENG)
Announcement of the qualified candidates for the Provincial contest (Recruitment result) Sept. 15  
Speech Preliminary round(New member recruitment) Sept. 8 & 11 2min impromptu speech, 20min prep.
Announcement of semi-finalists (Recruitment result) Sept. 12  
Semi-final & final round Sept. 24 Semi-final: 3min prepared speech & 1min Q&A
Final:3min impromptu speech & 1min Q&A


Please note: 

  1. The preliminary round of this university-level competition will also serve as the platform for recruiting talented participants into the English Competition Teams (ECT). 
  2. For WKU students holding awards in relevant school-level or higher competitions and members of the speech/interpreting teams, preliminary rounds are not obligatory. 
  3. Number of the qualified candidates advancing to the provincial semifinals(Interpreting: 4; Translation:5; Speech:4)


Refer to the ELC e-mail dated August 28.

About the ECT 

The English Competition Teams of Wenzhou-Kean University (ECT) is a student English competition group founded at the end of 2020. The ECT includes 58 members from the English Speech/Debating Team and the translation Teams. 

Supervised by the English Language Center and supported by WKU faculty, the ECT aims to enhance students‘ English professional skills by selecting and training competitive students to participate in local and provincial competitions and English language events. 

Following the principle of “small in size, but big in performance”, the ECT provides students with a platform for self-improvement. Since its inception, the team has achieved a total of 15 national-level awards, 15 regional-level awards, and 56 provincial-level awards. 

Top Awards (Partial List)TeamContestAward

ranslation National College Student English Translation Competition National Second Prize
National College English Translation Ability Competition National Second Prize
LSCAT Translation Competition (Zhejiang Province) Second Prize
Interpreting All China Interpreting Contest (English)(East China Regional) Third Prize
The Provincial Semifinal of All China Interpreting Contest First Prize
Speech “FLTRP·ETIC Cup” English Public Speaking Contest National Second Prize
 “21st Century Cup” National  College English Speaking Competition National Second Prize
 “FLTRP·ETIC Cup” English Public Speaking Contest (Zhejiang Province) First Prize
Debate FLTRP·ETIC Cup National English Debating Competition National Second Prize
China Universities Debating Championship National Final, CUDC National Second Prize
“FLTRP·ETIC Cup” National English Debating Competition (East China Regional) First Prize


For any inquiries, please don’t hesitate to visit the ELC Office (B301, GEH) or contact Ms Cici RUAN via 0577-55870112 or at  

Event Details

 DATE: 1st September 2023 - 8th September 2023

 TIME: -

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