Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition

 

 

For College Students

The Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competiton is an international competition organized by Hanban.  This annual event has been held since 2002 and it has attracted over 593 college students from 59 nations to participate in semi-finals and finals held in China.  Over 500,000 students from all over the globe participated in the preliminary rounds.

The contents of the competition include Chinese language proficiency, knowledge about China, Chinese cultural skills and comprehensive learning abilities.  Students who win the preliminary rounds will qualify to come to China for the finals.  These students will also get scholarships to further their studies in China.  While in China, they will have the opportunity to take part in many different cultural events.

This competition has become an important platform for international college students to learn the Chinese language and learn more about China.  It also serves to help young people from all over the world learn to communicate more effectively with each other.

The competition is open to any college student under the age of 30 who was not born in China or any foreign born Chinese whose first language is not Chinese.

The preliminary rounds will be held between January and June in various countries with the semi-finals and finals being held in China from July to August.

 

 

For High School and Middle School Students

The purpose of this competition is to provide students to show their proficiency in the Chinese language and learn from one another in order to enhance their understanding of the Chinese language and culture.

Like the contest for college students, the contents of the competition include Chinese language proficiency, knowledge about China, Chinese cultural skills and comprehensive learning abilities.

The competition is open to middle school and high school students who were not born in China.  Foreign born Chinese are eligible as long as their first language is not Chinese.

 

2014 Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficency Competition

第十汉语桥世界大·中学生中文比赛美国阿肯色地区预赛

The 13th Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition

for High School and College Students Preliminary Contest in Arkansas

The purpose of this competition is to provide students to show their proficiency in the Chinese language and learn from one another in order to enhance their understanding of the Chinese language and culture.

The specific arrangements are s follows:

Host:  UCA Confucius Institute for Arkansas

Time: April 5th  (Saturday) 2014, 1:00pm-5:00pm     (Semi-final will be held at Dallas at April 27.)

Place: Confucius Institute, Torreyson West 304 of University of  Central Arkansas

Contents

1. Chinese language proficiency: Participants should deliver a speech entitled “我与汉语”in Chinese within 3 minutes

2. Knowledge of China. (Answer two Chinese culture related questions)

3. Chinese cultural skills: Chinese songs, dance, folk arts, acrobatics, musical instruments, calligraphy, Chinese paintings, Chinese paper-cutting, Chinese martial arts etc. (Within 3 minutes)

 

Participants:

 

Participants should be non-native speakers of Chinese, have taken Chinese courses for at least two semesters, and have passed YCT level 3, HSK level 3, or equivalent.

Participants will be divided into two groups:    Group 1: High school students      Group 2: College students

 

Evaluation and awarding methods:

  1. All participants of the preliminary competition will be awarded a certificate and prizes.
  2. UCA Confucius Institute will recommend the top prize winners to Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston to represent Arkansas to compete. The Consulate will cover the costs.
  3. Education Office of the Chinese Consulate General in Huston will recommend 3 top prize winners to Hanban to compete in the semi-final and final competition in China in October (need to get final approval), 2014. Hanban will cover their round-trip international airfare, accommodations and transportation expenses in China for the competition. After the competition, they will be sent back in groups by the committee.

Contact information:

        Ms. Haley Wei Wei (Staff at UCA Confucius Institute)

        Email: ww.ucaci@gmail.com

        Tel: 501-339-8960

The registration deadline is: March 28th (Friday), 2014.

Please contact your Chinese teacher to register.

Download this file:

2014-Chinese-Bridge-Chinese-Proficency-Competition-Program

 

Registration Form:

The 13th Chinese Bridge Comeptition-PhotoRelease The 13th Chinese Bridge competition-Registration Form

 

Photograph Consent Form:

In addition to the registration forms, please read and submit the photo release form if you consent to having your child photographed and their image used in promotional materials, newspapers or on the UCA Confucius Institute or Hanban website.

The 13th Chinese Bridge Comeptition-PhotoRelease

 

 

Collection of Chinese culture related questions that will be used in the competition for contestants' preparation:

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4. The 13th Chinese Bridge competition-Chinese culture related questions