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 an opportunity 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.

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 14th Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition for High School and College Students Preliminary Contest in Arkansas

The purpose of this competition is to provide students an opportunity 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:

  1. Host:  UCA Confucius Institute for Arkansas
  2. Time: April 4th  (Saturday) 2015, 1:00pm-5:00pm
  3. Place: Confucius Institute,Torreyson West 301 of University of  Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave.
  4. Contents:

(1)   Chinese language proficiency: Participants should deliver a speech entitled “我与汉语”,“我与中国”or “我的中国梦”in Chinese within 3 minutes.

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

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

  1. 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: College students

Group 2: High school students

  1. Evaluation and awarding methods:

All participants of the preliminary competition will be awarded a certificate and prizes.

UCA Confucius Institute will recommend the top prize winners to participate in the second round of competition to be held in Dallas on April 25th -26th.

      7.      Contact information:

Dongmei Qin (May)

Email: g-dqin@uca.edu

Tel: 501-852-0063

8.  The registration deadline: March 20th (Friday), 2015.

    Please contact your Chinese teacher to register.

Photograph Consent Form:

 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.

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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