UCSB students place high in statewide Mandarin Speech Contest

On April 13, the UCSB Chinese language students attending the 48th CLTAC Mandarin Speech Contest—Ethan Sayang, Hannah Ho and Athena Cruz Albrecht—won Third Place in his/her category in the 48th annual Chinese Language Teachers’ Association in California (CLTAC) Mandarin Speech Contest in the college level division. It was the first time that all the contestants delivered their speech in person after the pandemic.  293 students from K-16 participated in the speech contest and among them there were 142 contestants in the college level participated this year.

We are very proud of them since they were competing with the students from UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UC Davis, Defense Language Institute foreign language center at Monterey, and other prestigious universities.

Their achievements would not have been possible without the care and nourishment of all the Chinese language instructors along their learning journey.

Please join us in congratulating them!