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.
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