The GoodTalk "Global village" Children & Youth Bilingual Speech Convention (GoodTalk “Global Village” Children & Youth Bilingual Speech Competition) started in 2009. The annual activity is held in countries including China, Singapore, Australia, the United States, Denmark and others. The convention aims to promote the popularization of Chinese and English study in the world through speech exchange by using second language among young people from different countries, deepen the learning and understanding of each other's cultures among young people, and select young diplomatic talents with international influence.
The convention is divided into 3 parts---China Elite Bilingual Speech Convention, International Two-way Bilingual Exchange Convention, and World Campus Speech Tour. Each year’s convention has a theme, Chinese students speech in English while the world students speech in Chinese.
In the China Elite Bilingual Speech Convention, students from Singapore, Australia, the United States, Denmark and other countries gathered in China and become partners with Chinese students. Under the leadership of Chinese students, they will deeply dipped in traditional Chinese culture, improve their Chinese speaking skills, and feel the Chinese customs and folk customs. After they are familiar with each other, they will guide each other's language and tacit cooperation, and present the charm of the world's youth language diplomacy in a bilingual speech.
In the International Two-way Bilingual Speech Convention, students from all over the world will meet Chinese students and become one-to-one partner after the selection of Chinese speech. During the practice of bilingual speech, they will learn Chinese from Chinese students. At the same time, they will help Chinese students practice English. Under the guidance and tacit cooperation of each other, students will practice second language ability, understand Chinese culture, and get to know Chinese partners.
In the World Campus Speech Tour, each country organizes students to enter the world’s famous school independently. Students will deliver a public English speech to the students from the school and people of the country.
The founder and sponsor of the convention is GOODTALK CULTURE COMMUNICATION(SINGAPORE)PTE.LTD. Chinese sponsors are National School Communist Youth League - New Media Operation Center, GoodTalk Culture, and Sina Education. Overseas sponsors and co-sponsors include Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria, Australia, Confucius Institute of the University of Melbourne, Confucius Institute of California State University，Long Beach, Confucius Institute of Copenhagen Music School, and so on. The convention is also supported by Education Department of Chinese Embassy in Singapore, Chinese Consulate General in Melbourne, Australia, and Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles, the U.S.A.. All of them give highly praise for the convention.
In the convention, the original intention of the sponsors is not only to learn the language, to present the language learning results, but also to build a platform for the bilingual exchange, to enhance the enthusiasm of learning the second language of young people around the world, to train young people’s social ability in the international environment, and to pay attention to international issues such as environmental protection. At the same time, more and more international students will learn to understand Chinese and Chinese culture.
Fostering the language diplomacy abilities of young people in the future;
Through the bilingual communication and exchanges between Chinese and the world's teenagers, making the future world better known to China and China's "future" know the world better.
Leading students from all over the world to learn a second language, and let young people become the bond and bridge of communicating to world;
Learning the extensive and profound Chinese culture through learning Chinese language.
Chinese students speak English;
The world students speak Chinese.
Guests of Honor
Education counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Singapore
Minister of Prime Minister's Office Singapore, Ministry of Manpower Singapore, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore, and Ministry Government Affairs
Senior Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
Senior Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Social, and Ministry of Culture, Singaore
Vice Consul- General of Education Department of Chinese Consulate General in Melbourne
Deputy Dean of School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
Executive Director of International Education Division of Education and Training, Victoria
President of Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Australia
Director of Confucius Institute, The University of Melbourne
Director of Chinese Departemnt of ABC
Famous scholar of Chinese& Australian Culture
Education counsellor of Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles
Consular of Chinese consulate-general in Los Angeles
Associate Dean& executive Director for international education
Director of Confucius Institute, California State University，Long Beach
Professor emeritus of Department of Asian and Asian American studies, California state university, Long Beach
Director of Chinese Program, Professor of Cerritos College
Jim Rogers with his wife and two daughters
World famous investor; his daughters are famous Chinese & English bilingual stars
Mark Henry Rowswell
Friendship ambassador of China & Canada