UM’s English Debating Team members (from left) Wong Ka Kei, Lam Pek Kei, and Leong Ka Wai
The University of Macau’s (UM) English Debating Team recently won the third prize at the 19th FLTRP Cup National English Debating Competition, which was held at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Two debaters of the UM team, namely Jenny Wong Ka Kei and David Leong Ka Wai, were ranked No 2 and No 4, respectively, among all the 248 debaters in the competition.
The FLTRP Cup National English Debating Competition is the largest and most influential English debating competition in China. This year’s event attracted 120 debating teams from 500 universities in China, including Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and China Foreign Affairs University.
After placing first in the eight rounds of preliminaries, the UM team proceeded to the octo-final and eventually won the third prize in the grand final. Other debating teams in the final came from Beijing Foreign Studies University, the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and China Foreign Affairs University.
Members of UM team included Jenny Wong Ka Kei, a fourth-year student from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Chao Kuang Piu College, and David Leong Ka Wai, a fourth-year student from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The team leader was Lam Pek Kei, a third-year student from the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Members of UM’s English Debating Team in the competition
Media Coverage 媒體報導
- 澳大學生奪全國英語辯論季軍 [濠江日報] 2016-05-31
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- Wong Kai Kei | 3rd Prize in National English Debating Competition: ‘Macau Students are less exposed to English environments’ than HK [Macau Daily Times] 2016-06-13