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Leading English Language Schools Join US National Forensic League

December 29, 2012
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As part of the program to expand debate in China, many of the top-ranked high schools and middle schools in the country have joined the National Forensic League.

Students from the schools will become members of the NFL’s Honor Society, access instructional resources on the NFL’s website, and compete to qualify in to the US NFL national tournament in June.

High School Associated with Renmin University (RDFZ)

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Located in Beijing, RFDZ is widely considered to be one of the leading schools in China (many say it is the number one school in China).  It is a member of the G20 Schools Group.

RFDZ students are recruited to attend the best schools in China, including Tsinghua University, Beijing University, and Renmin University.  More than 100 attend leading universities in the US. According to their website, “students of RDFZ have won 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the international Mathematical Olympiad successively, the first award in the 7th Rado Watch Award for Chinese adolescent Elites in Science, Gold Sail Award, Silver Sail Award and Gold Roc Award as well as Beijing’s ten Best Middle School Students Award ,the first place for scientific papers in the national adolescent innovation competition, more than l00 prizes for innovation at the municipal level, a total of 9 international gold and silver awards, 7 national gold awards, 5  patents authorized by the State Patent Bureau, among which 3 have been developed by the factories and put into production.”

The school is frequently visited by international delegations. Approximately 40 foreign teachers teach in the school.

More than 200 students are enrolled in debate classes in RFDZ.  They are coached by Chris Burk.

Nanjing Foreign Language School (NFLS).

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The Nanjing Foreign Language school is a middle school and high school in Nanjing, China.  It is one of the seven oldest foreign language schools in China.

Students are admitted basic on very difficult exams that test their abilities in math, Chinese, and English. Every year there are approximately 4,000 applicants and only 300 are admitted. If students are admitted in middle school, they must re-test into the high school.   The courses in the school are taught by both Chinese and foreign teachers and frequently use foreign textbooks.

The principal of the school is Mr. Dong Zhengjing.  Mr. Dong is very supportive of the new debate program at the school.

NFLS hosted the first Public Forum tournament in China in December, 2012.  More than 100 students are currently debating at the school.  They are coached by Mr. Thom O’Rourke.

Wuxi No. 1 High School

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The Wuxi No. 1 School is located in the city of Wuxi.  It is widely regarded as the best school in Wuxi and one of the leading schools in China.

More than 80 students are enrolled in the Wuxi No. 1 school and they are coached by Mr. Thom O’Rourke.

Ningbo Foreign Languages School

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Ninety percent of the school’s graduates have attended China’s leading universities and many attend school in the United States. It is regarded as a Model School by the  National Foreign Language School Association.

According to the school’s website, the school “has received several visiting delegations of teachers and students from the States, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Germany and has established friendship with Hopking School in the U.S.A., Perth College in Scotland, Yishun Junior College, ChineseHigh School and Nanyang Girls’ High School in Singapore”

More than 100 students at the Ningbo Foreign Language School are coached by MS. Jennifer Schraeder.

Shenzhen Foreign Languages School

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The Shenzhen Foreign Languages school is considered to be one of the top schools in Shenzhen.  All of its graduates are admitted to top Chinese and foreign universities.

More than 100 debaters from the school are coached by Mr. Matt Farmer.

Shenzhen Middle School

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The Shenzhen Middle School is considered to be the best school and Shenzhen and it is considered to be one of the best schools in the Guangdong province, and in recent years it its graduates have had the largest number of admissions to the top universities in China.

More than 100 debaters from the school are coached by Mr. Matt Farmer.

Hangzhou Foreign Language School

Shanghai No. 3 Girls’ High School

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The Shanghai No. 3 Girls’ High School is the only state-owned middle school in China. It is known as as a “a cradle of talented women” and “place of cultural exchange.”

More than 100 students from the school are taught and coached by Dr. Joseph Packer and Joshua Palacios.

Shanghai Qibao High School

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According to a web review, “(T)the school has been rated as one of “Shanghai’s experimental and demonstration senior high schools”, the “municipal base for training top-rate school principals” and the “advanced collective in the national educational system”. 

More than 100 students from the school are taught and coached by Dr. Joseph Packer and Joshua Palacios.

Fudan University High School

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Fudan University High School is one the best schools in Shanghai.  Each year, hundreds of graduates from Fudan University High School are admitted to top universities in China and abroad.

Ningbo Xiaoshi Language School

The Xiaoshi Laguage School is one of the leading schools in Eastern China.  It was recently named “amed a “Key School in the Province” as well as one of the “Best Key Schools in the Province”, and “the Best First-Class Key School in the Province” and  amed a “Key School in the Province” as well as one of the “Best Key Schools in the Province”, and it was recently “the Best First-Class Key School in the Province” by the National Ministry of Education.

More than 120 students from the school are taught and coached by Dr. Joseph Packer and Joshua Palacios.

Shenzhen Cui Middle School

More than 50 students from the Shenzhen Cui Middle School are participating in debate.

More than 150 students from the school are taught and coached by Dr. Joseph Packer and Joshua Palacios.

 

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