Download: Speech Topics (演讲题目) (pdf, 188KB)
Download: Registration Form (报名表) (doc, 71KB)
To promote Chinese culture, stimulate world college students' enthusiasm and interest in learning Chinese, and develop friendship, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) has been hosting the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students every year since 2001. The 9th Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition for World College Students will be held in July 2010 in China.
The Confucius Institute at SF State will organize the preliminary contest in Northern California for the 9th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for World College Students. The specific arrangements are as follows:
- Theme: "Charming Chinese, Splendid EXPO"
Hosts: Confucius Institute at SF State
Education Office of the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco
- Time: May 2nd (Sunday), 1:00pm-5:00 pm
- Place: Auditorium 133, Humanities Building of San Francisco State University
a) Chinese language proficiency: Participants should select one topic from the organizer selected topics which have been posted on our website (www.sfsu.edu/~ci/documents/pdf/events/2010/SpeechTopics.pdf) and deliver a speech within 3 minutes; b) Knowledge of China: Participants can refer to the related questions released on (www.sfsu.edu/~ci/documents/pdf/events/2010/KnowledgeOfChinaQuestions.pdf) and answer judges' questions; c) Chinese cultural skills: Chinese songs, dance, folk arts, acrobatics, musical instruments, calligraphy, Chinese paintings, Chinese paper-cutting, Chinese martial arts etc. ♦ Applicants may skip part b, part c or both. However, only those who perform in all three parts are eligible for the top three prize winners.
- Participants: American college students or postgraduates under 30 years of age with foreign nationalities or overseas-born Chinese whose first language is not Chinese.
Evaluation and awarding methods:
a) The host will invite Chinese educational experts as judges to select out 2 top prize winners and several single prize winners on the competition site; b) The host will recommend the 2 top prize winners to Hanban to compete in the semi-final and final competition in China in July 2010. 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; c) All participants of the preliminary competition will be awarded a certificate and prizes. Please download the Registration Form and check up relevant information at: www.sfsu.edu/~ci. The official website of Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco: www.chinaconsulatesf.org. Click 'education' menu item. The official website of Hanban is: www.chinesebridge.org.
Yaqi Liu, Program Coordinator, Confucius Institute at SF State Tel: (415)338-7631, Fax: (415)405-2866, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The registration deadline is: April 19 (Monday), 2010. Please fill out the registration form and fax or mail it to the following address before the deadline:
Attn: Chinese Bridge Competition
Confucius Institute at SF State
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall 325
San Francisco, CA 94132