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The Learning Resource Centre and the English Language Centre are excited to jointly introduce the 4th UIC MET English Speaking Contest which will run from Wednesday, February 12th, 09:00 to Friday, March 6th, 18:00.

Introduction to the Contest:
The UIC MET English Speaking Contest is a college-wide online contest co-organized by the Learning Resource Centre and the English Language Centre to encourage our non-native speaker students to practice oral English in a fun and motivating environment. The contest makes use of MET’s Automatic Speech Analysis Technology for instant and accurate scoring. During the contest period, UIC students can participate through the computer, laptop and mobile phone anytime, anywhere. Contestants are encouraged to keep practicing and submitting recordings of contest texts, and their highest score will be used for the final ranking.

Target Audience: All UIC students (non-native speakers)

Registration & Contest Period:
Wednesday, February 12th, 09:00 to Friday, March 6th, 18:00

Organizers: Learning Resource Centre & English Language Centre

Sponsor: MET

Prizes:
1st Place: Kindle Paperwhite (2 winners)
2nd Place: 2TB external hard drive (4 winners)
3rd Place: LED table lamp (10 winners)
Honorable Mention: Headphones (10 winners)

Registration: For computer/laptop, register at https://lib.52met.com/uic
For mobile phone, scan the QR code and select “大赛”
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Contest Rules:
1. The contest consists of two articles: article I provides the contest text on the screen while article II is listening. Contestants listen to MET’s reading of contest texts and repeat. Contestants must finish both articles to receive a final score, which is the summary of the scores they receive in each article.
2. During the contest period, contestants can participate in the contest anytime, anywhere via the computer/laptop/mobile phone. Each contestant can submit their recordings of the contest article as many times as they want to improve their scores. The system will record their best score after each reading and use that for final ranking.

We look forward to your active participation and hope you have a joyful time speaking English.