With the beginning of the new year, everything takes on a new look. On January 7, the 2019 Commendation Ceremony of College of Foreign Languages (CFL) was held in the auditorium at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST). Zhang Hua, Vice President, Zhu Li, Executive Vice Chairman of the School Union, and the leaders of CFL attended the ceremony.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Vice President Zhang Hua delivered an inspiring speech. As he pointed out, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of CFL, and the college has taken this opportunity to summarize the experience learnt from years of operation, consolidate development consensus, and promote a series of important reform and development work with outstanding results. On behalf of the school, he extended his sincere gratitude to the faculty members for their hard work on the development of the college and the school, and expressed his sincere hope and good wishes for the coming year.
Professor Liu Qin, Dean of CFL, delivered a speech on behalf of the college’s leadership team. In her speech, she listed the outstanding achievements of the college in 2019, stressed various breakthroughs achieved, and expressed gratitude to the school leadership for their strong support and to the teachers for their hard work, and also expressed good wishes for the college’s development in 2020.
Then started the talent show. The show began with the beautiful song “Always with Me” by Shi Yanmiao and Cao Qiuchen. Then, Li Xuexin from the public English team, elegantly dressed in a white gown, sang “The Yellow River” solo. The soprano voice brought out the grandeur of the Yellow river, making the atmosphere more lively. Yang Yitian and Huang Lisha from the German department gave the performance “Ave Maria”, a wonderful musical instrument ensemble. The solo dance “Three Thousands Waters of Love” was wonderfully performed by Zhang Ziqin from the public English team, leaving a deep impression on the audience with its mesmerizing music and dance. After the annual awards ceremony, the teachers of the public English team sang “Better Tomorrow” together. The red scarf and affectionate singing looked forward to a promising future. Teachers from the Japanese department sang and danced happily in the performance “Spring Comes To The North”, displaying Kimonos, clogs, and Japanese paper umbrellas. The well-known melodies are reminiscent of the beautiful Northland scenery of Fuso and the strong connection between family members. Led by Dean Liu Qin, the English technology translation team performed “We Are Family”, with its touching music resonating with the audience. At the end, the teachers from the Sino-US cooperation team brought the audience a chorus “My Motherland and Me”. The familiar melody and moving lyrics drew the teachers present to join the chorus, filling the venue with a patriotic air.
Finally, Cheng Wang, the Party Secretary of the college, delivered a concluding speech. He spoke highly of the wonderful performances and the success of the ceremony, and thanked the teachers who also assumed roles in the School Union for their hard work. He said that in 2019, the college focused on the major events and trends surrounding the development of the country, the school and the college. While consolidating the foundation of the college’s development, it actively participated in the school’s high-level university construction. He also expressed his good wishes for the new year, hoping that all faculty members, under the guidance of the school Party committee, work together to enhance discipline construction and talent training for a better tomorrow.
The event came to a successful conclusion in a happy and warm atmosphere.
Speech by Vice President Zhang Hua
Speech by Dean Liu Qin
Speech by Party Secretary Cheng Wang
Annual Award Winners
Always with Me
The Yellow River
Three Thousand Waters of Love
Spring Comes to the North
We Are Family
My Motherland and Me