On December 31st, 2020, the Final Contest of Ding’ao Cup 2020 Jiangsu MyET College Students’ English Listening and Speaking Competition via Internet was successfully held at Suiyuan Campus of Nanjing Normal University. The contest was organized by The Jiangsu Institute of Foreign Language Teaching and Research, assisted by Jiangsu Ding’ao Education Technology Group Co., and undertaken by the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Nanjing Normal University. More than 50 contestants from various universities or colleges in Jiangsu province took part in this final contest under the guidance of their tutors.
The opening ceremony was hosted by Zhu Youyi from School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Nanjing Normal University. Professor Wang Yongxiang, Dean of School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Nanjing Normal University, delivered a welcome speech. Wang Haixiao, the president of Jiangsu Institute of Foreign Language Teaching and Research, expressed his gratitude and warm welcome to all the contestants, tutors, scholars and experts. Finally, Xu Hui, chairman of Jiangsu Ding’ao Education Technology Group Co., congratulated the successful convening of this contest. Fang Xiaoyong, Vice Dean of the School of Foreign Languages, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, instructed on the rules of this contest.
After the opening ceremony, the contest officially started, all contestants were seated in two examination rooms for the computer-based contest. After finishing the recording, the judges graded the second part of listening and retelling. The organizing committee calculated the scores and announced the list of first and second prizes. The closing ceremony and awards ceremony was held in Auditorium 101, Building 17. Xu Hui summarized the contest and announced the contest was closed successfully. He expressed his gratitude to Nanjing Normal University for hosting this event and to the participation of experts, and he also called on the contestants to take active part in the further competitions and contests. Afterwards，Xu Depei, Dean of the School of Foreign Languages, Jiangsu Open University, announced the list of awards and winners. Notably, Nanjing Normal University won the award of Excellent Organizers of this contest.
This contest has provided a good platform for English lovers from various universities in Jiangsu province to present their proficiency of English, and it has further promoted communication and cooperation among universities.