TTS CUP English contest for the school year 2021-2022 organized by Ho Chi Minh City Education Magazine in collaboration with TTS Education Co., Ltd. has successfully closed on the morning of April 9 at the Idecaf Institute of Cultural Exchange (Idecaf Institute for Cultural Exchange). Q.1).
Journalist Tran Van Manh gave flowers to thank the judges
Although it was announced that the contest started at 8 am, the finalists were present very early to prepare for their part. Besides the children, there was also the presence of a large number of parents, teachers and friends who came to cheer. After each presentation, the cheers and cheers resounded endlessly, making the hall "hot" and bringing a sense of excitement to the attendees.
Journalist Tran Van Manh (Ho Chi Minh City Education Magazine, Deputy Head of the Organizing Committee) and Mr. Victor (TTS Education Co., Ltd.) presented special prizes to the contestants.
The final round took place in turn with the opening part of the group of junior high school students, followed by the group of elementary school students. The students demonstrate their eloquence and reflexes in communication through their presentations and answering English questions from the judges.
Scoring the contestants in the final round, the judges were quite "headache" because each child had a different color. They are bold and confident to speak and criticize in English fluently, as fluently as native speakers.
Dr. Do Huu Nguyen Loc (Chairman of the Association for Research and Teaching of English in Ho Chi Minh City, judging panel) said that the candidates can speak English very well, from the accent, expression, and grammar. to a confident, brave and dynamic appearance. The content of their presentations also went into depth. That makes the jury panel difficult in the process of selecting candidates to award prizes.
Overcoming 18/21 candidates present in the final round (3 candidates for objective reasons did not attend), Le Minh Quan (Luong The Vinh Middle School - High School) excellently won the special prize.
Two first prizes went to An Thanh (Duc Tri Secondary School) and Ngoc Khue (Nguyen Thai Son Primary School).
Two-second prizes belong to Tai Quy (Luong The Vinh Secondary School) and Tuong Ngoc (Practice Primary School - Saigon University).
The judges give awards to the contestants
Besides, the organizers awarded the promising candidate to Duc Huy (Hong Ha Primary School); The sub-competitor with the most favorite video for Ngoc Khue (Nguyen Thai Son Primary School). In addition, the organizers also awarded 11 more consolation prizes.
Unable to hide her joy at the honor of winning the top prize in the contest, Le Minh Quan shared: “I am very passionate about English. In the past, I also participated in many competitions, but the TTS CUP English contest in the school year 2021-2022, co-organized by Ho Chi Minh City Education Magazine and TTS Education Co., Ltd., helps me have more opportunities. It was not only an opportunity to interact with a large number of students from many different schools, to demonstrate their ability to speak English in front of a crowd, but also to help me realize my strengths and weaknesses to then try harder. Through this, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the organizers and judges for creating this playground. Thank you to my parents, teachers, and friends for always being there to encourage and support me to achieve a high award," Quan expressed.
TTS CUP English contest for the school year 2021-2022 was held at 20 primary and secondary schools in Ho Chi Minh City with more than 3,000 candidates participating in the preliminary round by taking the test at the school.
After that, more than 200 contestants participate in the semi-finalists by making a video and sending it to the organizers via email.
Contestants take souvenir photos with the organizers
Through the semi-finals, there were 21 excellent contestants who entered the final round and were awarded prizes.
The contest aims to help elementary and middle school students in Ho Chi Minh City systematize their English knowledge, and support students to develop soft skills, presentation skills, and critical thinking skills. At the same time, create an intellectual playground, entertain, exchange, study, and improve knowledge and understanding of themselves.
Prizes for winners:
Special prize: 8,000,000 VND in cash, certificate of merit, full scholarship 50,000,000 VND.
Two First Prizes: Each prize is VND 4,000,000 in cash, a certificate of merit, a full scholarship of VND 50,000,000 for junior high school students and a full scholarship of VND 40,000,000 for primary school students.
Contestants compete in the final round
Two Second Prizes: Each prize is 3,000,000 VND in cash, certificate of merit, a full scholarship worth 50,000,000 VND for junior high school students and a full scholarship 40,000,000 VND for primary school students.
A promising candidate: 3,000,000 VND, certificate of merit, full scholarship 40,000,000 VND.
An extra prize for the contestant with the most favorite video: 1 million VND, certificate of merit, a full scholarship worth 40,000,000 VND.
The remaining contestant received a scholarship of 35,000,000 VND for students at the junior high school level or a scholarship of 28,000,000 VND for the students at the primary level, along with a certificate of entry to the final round and the award of the contest. In addition, the winners will also receive many other attractive gifts from the contest.
At primary and secondary schools, the contest received a warm welcome from school leaders, parents and students themselves. Many contestants stepped on stage for the first time, but demonstrated their ability to speak fluently and confidently in English. Discovering talents, orienting and building dreams and passions for children is very important and will support them a lot in the future.
Ms. Le Thi Ngoc Chi (specialist of the Department of Education and Training in District 3) said that TTS CUP English contest is extremely practical and meaningful for elementary and middle school students. "In this day and age, English plays an important role because it does not only help children access knowledge in Vietnamese but also in English," said Ms. Spend.