The Hanoitimes - The English Champion 2018, an English competition for students this year, was officially launched in Hanoi.
The competition is conducted by the IvyPrep Education, the iSMART Education and the Viet Nam Institute of Educational Sciences. Organisers said the competition was expected to attract some 30,000 candidates who were students from grades four to eight, with prizes worth VND50 billion (US$2.2 million).
Nguyen Thi An Quyen (standing), director of the IvyPrep, shares information about the English Champion 2018. — Photo Courtesy of the English Champion 2018 Organiser.
With theme “Liberate your talents", the competition will cover different fields such as humanity, social sciences, natural sciences and arts. Students must use English to gain new knowledge of different subjects.
Candidates will take part in four rounds. The first round will be on February 3 and 4. Competitors will answer questions online within 45 to 60 minutes. A total of 400 candidates will be chosen to participate in the second round, which will take place online on March 3 and 4. In this round, the candidates will answer English questions on Science and Math.
As many as 50 candidates will be chosen to the third round, which will be organised on March 18 to find the 10 best ones who will compete on speaking and giving talks in English. The five best will be chosen for the final round which will take place on April 1 to search for the most outstanding candidate.
Nguyen Thi An Quyen, director of the IvyPrep, said: “We hope to provide a useful competition to the students, create opportunities for them to practise English and also have more experiences.”
Last year, for the first time, the third round of English Champion 2017 themed “English can change your world”, March 19 officially opened with new format of direct single-elimination competition to have one representative for each grade for the North and the South.
More than 500 contestants entered the third round of the 2017 English Champion in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. In the third round, candidates must have knowledge of academic English, Science, and Math.