The “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition is a large-scale international competition organized and sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters(Hanban), and is well-known in the cultural and educational exchanges worldwide.
It consists of 3 events: “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign High School Students and “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students in China.
The competition is held yearly, organized and carried out by the Organizing Committee, with the aim to arouse the enthusiasm of students in various countries in learning Chinese and strengthen the world’s understanding of Chinese language and culture.
At present, “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students has become an important platform for college students of various countries to learn Chinese language and learn about China. It builds a communication bridge between young people of China and of other countries.
Chinese language proficiency, knowledge about China, Chinese cultural talents and comprehensive learning abilities. Students who win the preliminary rounds held in their countries qualify to come to China for the semi-finals and finals. They will also get scholarships to further their studies in China as rewards.
College students with foreign nationalities, aged between 18 and 30 and overseas-born, whose first language is not Chinese.
2). Participation Process
A. Preliminary Rounds
The educational or cultural offices of Chinese Embassies (Consulates) or Confucius Institutes organize the overseas preliminary competitions, select and recommend contestants to attend the semi-finals held in China. Each contest region can also recommend one outstanding contestant to come to China to view the competition.
B. Semi-finals and Final Round
In each July, the semi-final round selects the players for the final round through testing their Chinese language proficiency, knowledge about China, Chinese cultural talents, etc. The final round results in the special award and the first, second and third place winners as well as the single award winners through elimination competitions. Please go to the “Chinese Bridge — Official Chinese Competition website” (http://bridge.chinese.cn) for the detailed information.
The “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students in Nigeria
Four competitions have ever been held by the Confucius Institute at University of Lagos(CI UNILAG), and have promoted the great interests of students of various age , professionals and local residents in Chinese learning and in Chinese cultures.
CI UNILAG will keep on holding the competition according to different age groups by inviting students from primary schools, secondary schools , universities and CI students from all fields of the society and the winner of college students group will get the access to join the semi-final and the final competition in China and will also get scholarships to further their studies in China as rewards. The second place winner(s) will be funded to view the whole process in China.
Organizing Committee in Nigeria
1. Chief Organizer: HANBAN
2. Undertaker: CI UNILAG
3. Co-organizer: Confucius Institute at Nnamdi Azikiwe University
4. Collaborator: Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos;
CI UNILAG Director: Prof. Segun Awonusi
CI UNILAG Chinese Director: Prof. Yongjing Wang
CI UNILAG Deputy Director: Dr. Tony Okeregbe
Competition Theme(for college participants’ speech only)
“DREAMS ENLIGHTEN THE FUTURE”
1. College Group
College students with Nigerian nationality, aged between 18 and 30 and overseas-born(beyond China), whose first language is not Chinese including master and doctor degree students.
(Winners of last year going to China are not permitted to join)
2. Secondary School Group
Secondary school students with non-Chinese nationality, aged between 13 and 17 , whose first language is not Chinese.
3. Primary School Group
Primary school students with non-Chinese nationality, aged between 6 and 12 , whose first language is not Chinese
A. College Group
One first prize; one second prize; one third prize;
One excellent speaker; one cultural talent; one Super Brain; ( )honorable mentions
(note: the first prize winner will go to China for the semi-final and final competition funded with international flights and other costs by HANBAN, and the second prize winner will be funded to view the competition. )
B. Secondary School Group(team work)
One first prize; one second prize; one third prize;
One Best Performance; one Strongest Brainpower; ()Honorable Mentions
C. Primary School Group
One Gold Medal; one Silver Medal;
One Best Performance; one Strongest Brainpower
Time and Venue
Date: Friday, 20 th May, 2016
Time: 9:30am prompt
Venue: Main Auditorium, University of Lagos
Sponsor: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES , Chinese Youth Association Lagos Nigeria
Other participants: Chinese enterprises and entrepreneurs
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