CIUA student won the third place at sixth Annual World “Chinese Bridge” Contest for middle school students

November 6, 2013

CIUA student representative ANTONIO GONZALEZ MENDOZA/JOSE Wins Third Prize in Chinese on behalf of the Southwest United States taking part in the Sixth Annual World “Chinese Bridge” Contest for middle school students. He began his studies of Chinese four years ago and had completed the HSK (Chinese Proficiency Examination) preparation class at the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona. He had won the 1st place in the preliminary contest of the 6th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for southern California Region in May, 2013
 
Another CIUA student Zlatow/Anne was also invited to China to observe the whole competition and took part in various culture activities, as the 2nd place holder in the preliminary contest of the 6th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for southern California Region. “From the perspective of an observer, I would highly recommend this experience for any adventurous student passionate about Chinese language and culture. I am very thankful to have had this opportunity which I owe to the help of my first Chinese teacher, Mr. Rongji Chen, and the University of Arizona's Confucius Institute. I thoroughly enjoyed representing the U.S. and working with my team. I would definitely participate again if permitted. I can't wait to return to Kunming, China.” Anne said in her email to CIUA.
 
“Learning Chinese, you can have friends all over the world” was the theme of the Sixth Annual “Chinese Bridge” contest for middle school students. The competition attracted 124 contestants, 150 view campers, and 79 teachers from 62 countries and 80 territories. Compared to prior years, this competition had the highest number of participants.
 
Over the course of 16 days, contestants took part in a “Chinese Language and Chinese Culture Knowledge” written test, an “Oral Chinese and Chinese talent competition”, a “Yunnan folk culture experience” and a “Creative Flower Arranging Game” (four games). First, second and third place prizes for groups and individuals were awarded, plus a number of other awards. 
 
For more information about the competition, please visit: http://bridge.chinese.cn/s06/