What was it like being an announcer at the Winter Olympics?Young college graduates say so…

2022-05-02 0 By

Qingdao Daily/Sea news February 11 – what is the experience of using your own voice to broadcast the real-time winter Olympic Games to the world?Zheng Yao, a 2021 French graduate from the School of Foreign Languages of Qingdao University, has been selected to be the French broadcaster of the Winter Olympic Games. She is responsible for reading the results, gold, silver and bronze medal winners and the whole award process.Recently, she was invited to share her winter Olympics story with the students of her Alma mater.In 2021, Zheng yao enrolled in French Language and Literature at China Foreign Affairs University from Qingdao University.After receiving a notice from the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics, cFAU organized an online interview to select a French broadcaster.With excellent strength, Zheng Yao stood out in the selection and became a member of the Winter Olympics broadcast team.In her job, Zheng is mainly responsible for broadcasting the results in French and announcing the gold, silver and bronze medal winners and the whole award process in a warm but solemn tone after checking the script.In this process, she has to follow the director’s password to broadcast, and at the same time, closely cooperate with the Chinese and English announcer, sound engineer and other staff.This seems to be simple, but in fact, it requires a high level of professionalism and concentration of broadcasters, because each broadcast time has a specific limit on the number of seconds, and there are strict rules on speed and intonation, which is a certain challenge for Zheng Yao, who is not a broadcasting professional.In addition, once the athlete’s name, nationality and other aspects of the mistake, it is likely to evolve into a serious diplomatic incident, which requires the broadcaster to be careful, work to maintain 100 percent attention.”I remember the first time when we successfully completed the broadcast, we were very excited and encouraged each other to continue to complete the next task.Now our team is getting better and better. I will never forget the close cooperation and friendly atmosphere.”She said.The French Department of Qingdao University was zheng Yao’s first acquaintance and connection with French. Before this, she still felt strange to this “romantic language”.In her first basic French class, when the teacher opened her mouth, Zheng was surprised to find that French was like singing a little song, with cadence and catchy intonation.At that time she made up her mind to learn the language well.”What impresses me most is at the beginning, when I was confused by the complicated pronunciation rules and grammar system of French.However, with the teachers’ careful explanation, I gradually found my own learning method and pace, explored the learning rules of this language, and those fragmentary knowledge points were gradually integrated in the accumulation of daily, forming my initial ‘French foundation’.”Ms. Zheng said she grew to love the feeling of speaking French, so she practiced to make sure each syllable was pronounced differently and no longer ambiguous.She studied language materials to enhance her language sense, listened to a lot of French songs, and imitated the intonation of phonetic materials…These basic exercises meant a lot to her, and she still benefits from them.Many students of the Foreign Language School of Qingdao University said that zheng yao’s story made them realize the meaning of “the harder you work, the luckier you will be”. They will follow the example of “learning foreign languages and practicing Chinese heart” and contribute their youth strength to different positions with their practical actions in the future.(Qingdao Daily/Sea View News reporter Wang Muyuan)