Spend the May 1 holiday with Beijing’s brightest English language talents, at Kids Intelligence Development Academy’s (KIDA) first ever “Little English Talents” language competition. The competition is open to kids ages 3 to 12, broken down into three competitive groups based on age. Currently, there are over one hundred kids signed up to compete, and registration is still open to all kids so long as their native language is not English. Competition entry fees are RMB 80 for KIDA members and RMB 200 for non-members.
We connected with Linda Liu from KIDA who stated that in launching this competition, KIDA hoped that they could help to increase awareness of the importance of English speaking, and to allow kids a platform to practice and take that next step in perfecting their English skills.
Kids are welcome to engage in five types of talents – singing, singing with dance, poetry readings, public speaking, and chants. The three age categories will be: 3 to 5 (kids group), 6 to 9 (childrens group), and 10 to 12 (youth group). The youth group competitors will be asked to prepare a self-introduction, English recitation, and a talent portion, while the kids and childrens categories will only do self-introduction and a talent performance.
Prizes for the competition include several KIDA English RMB 1,000 scholarships to be allocated to students who make it to the final round. The grand prize winner will earn a $10,000 KDIA English scholarship and the title of “Perfect Little English Talent.” The competition will also be broadcast on CETV during the summer, likely in July or August.
Those interested in registering for the competition can do so online at this link https://weidian.com/item.html?itemID=2063788298, by calling 010-67859599, or at the registration desk the day of the competition.