Qualification round of the 17th year of international Chinese proficiency comptition for university students from the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic ● 汉语桥 ● Chinese Bridge took place at Confucius Insitute at Comenius University in Bratislava on May 18, 2018 under the auspices of
HANBAN, the Confucius Institute Headquarters and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Slovakia.
The topic of the qualification round was: 天下一家 – “One World, One Family“. The competition winner (best in the qualification round) advanced to compete in semifinals and finals in China.
Further information on the 17th year of the competition:
SCHEME OF THE PRELIMINARY COMPETITION OF 17TH “CHINESE BRIDGE”- CHINESE PROFICIENCY COMPETITION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS FROM THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC THE AND CZECH REPUBLIC.
The “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Competition for Foreign College Students is a large-scale international Chinese competition organized by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). Since 2002, it has held a total of 16 sessions, attracted nearly a thousand contestants from more than 70 countries, and established a bridge of communication between China and the rest of the world. Since the competition was held in Slovakia and Czech Republic, it has become an important platform for Chinese language students in Slovakia and Czech Republic to share their learning achievements. The number of participants has been increasing, and the enthusiasm for learning Chinese is also rising. The competition has been widely acclaimed by both Slovak and Czech sinology.
Sponsor: Confucius Institute Headquarters / Hanban
Contractors, Sponsor: Confucius Institute at the Comenius University,
the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Slovak Republic
Contractor, co-organized establishes heats Organizing Committee of the seventeenth session of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition, responsible to decision-making and implementation of the specific activities of the Division preliminaries.
TOPIC OF THE COMPETITION: 天下一家，One World, One Family
DATE OF THE COMPETITION: 18th May, 2018
Aged 18 to 30 years, with foreign nationality, born and raised in a foreign country, foreign non-native Chinese College students. Contestants who has been winning the last two consecutive cannot participate in the competition.
PLACE OF THE COMPETITION
Garden Restaurant Seberíniho 1, 821 03 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
COMPETITION REGULATIONS & CONTENT:
Each University and Confucius Institute has a quota of 2-4 seats. The ultimate number of participants depends on specific situation. The deadline of the application is 20th April 2018.
The duration time for each competitor is 12 minutes, which contains the following 4 aspects:
1. TOPIC SPEECH according to the theme “One World, One Family”; (3 min)
2. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Quiz: Numbers of question sets will be determined by drawing lots; each question set has 4 questions (2 min)
3. TALENT SHOW: e.g. Chinese songs, musical instruments, dance, opera, acrobatics, calligraphy, painting, paper cutting or martial arts etc.; (3 min)
4. INTERACTIVE QUIZ: contestants answer 2 or 3 questions raised by the judges. (2 min)
Competition Organizing Committee will invite sinologists, Chinese teachers and other experts to compose the panel of judges to score and judge the contestants’ performance.
SPECIFIC PROCESS OF THE COMPETITION (May 18th , 2018)
13:00 Contestants arrive at the scene, draw lots and learn about the competition rules.
13:30 Judges arrive at the scene, learn about the scoring rules, competition process and the contestants.
13:45 Honored guests and audiences arrive at the scene.
14:00 Opening ceremony begins. The guests present speeches.
14:30 Competition starts.
16:45 Competition ends. Judges have a discussion meeting. Audiences watch the guzheng
17:00 Moderators announce the results, awards and organize group photos.
17:20 Buffet and free talk time.
18:00 Activity ends.
– The 1st prize, 2nd prizes, 3rd prizes and several outstanding awards.
– Contestants get certificates and prizes.
– Student who wins the first prize will be qualified to go to China in July for the semi-finals and finals.
– The ultimately winners will also get scholarships to further their studies in China as rewards.
We will invite Chinese Companies to participate and provide sponsorship.
COMPETITION PROMOTION & THE MEDIA INVITATION
We will invite Xinhua News Agency、The European Times as well as local medias and magazines
to participate in the report.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION CONTACT
The deadline of the application is 20th April 2018. For application form please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition Organizing Committee will send participants reference materials relating to Chinese language
and China by e-mail and publicize the final results on the websites of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Slovakia (http://sk.china-embassy.org/chn//) and Confucius Institute at the Comenius University (http://konfuciovinstitut.sk/).
For more details about the competition, please visit the “Chinese Bridge” official website (http://bridge.chinese.cn), and the Chinese Hanban website (hanban.org ).
Competition Organizing Committee renders the participating students and their teachers round-trip transportation expenses and accommodation arrangements on the day of the competition.
Embassy Contacts: Stanko Zhang
Tel：+421 944 669 986
Coordinator: Henrieta Hatalová, PhD.
Confucius Institute at the Comenius University in Bratislava