The 14th “Hanyu Qiao” Chinese Proficiency Competition for University Students will be held on Saturday, 9th May 2015 by the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia. The “Hanyu Qiao” Competition for Secondary School Students will take place on 6th June 2015.
The “Hanyu Qiao” (Chinese Bridge) Chinese Proficiency Competition is an world-wide annual international Chinese Mandarin speaking and performance competition. The competition is organised by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). The theme for this year’s competition is “My Chinese Dream”. The regional competition for ACT, NT, SA and WA in Australia will take place on 9th May at the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia.
The participants will have the opportunity to win great prizes for the competition including Chinese language scholarships, travel opportunities in China and the two top-prize winners will go to Changsha, China in July to take part in the Grand Hanyuqiao Finals which will be filmed by TV and broadcast in prime time to an audience of tens of millions.
The competition has three segments:
- a written test in Chinese on your general knowledge of China (20 minutes);
- an unscripted speech (“My Chinese Dream” (2 minutes) plus a short Q&A quiz; and
- a cultural performance relevant to Chinese culture e.g. singing in Chinese, Martial arts, Chinese folk dancing, Chinese poem recital, etc. (3-5 minutes).
To be eligible the candidate must meet the following requirements:
- Be a currently enrolled student of an Australian tertiary institution in ACT, NT, SA, or WA.
- Be under 30 years of age at time of application.
- Be an Australian citizen with non-Chinese background.
- Be a genuine speaker of Chinese (Mandarin) as a second language (if in doubt please contact the Confucius Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 6488 6888)
The Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia is now inviting prospective participants from universities and colleges in ACT, NT, SA, and WA to apply. The deadline for application is Thursday 30 April.
To be considered for entry, please complete the recommendation form and send it to the Confucius Institute at UWA. We will confirm your eligibility to participate within one week of receiving your application form.
Download Recommendation Form: Recommendation form_Uni candidate
一、赛事名称: 第十四届“汉语桥”中文比赛澳洲大学生预选赛（The 14th Chinese Bridge — Chinese Proficiency Preliminary Competition for Australian University Students）
二、比赛主题: “我的中国梦”（My Chinese Dream）
- 中华文化技能: 中国歌曲舞蹈、器乐、曲艺杂技、书画、民间艺术、武术等。
参考试题三月中旬公布在：“汉语桥”官网（http://bridge.chinese.cn）、 国家汉办官网（www.hanban.org）、 网络孔子学院网站（www.chinesecio.com）。中国网（www.china.org.cn）、新华网（www.news.cn）、人民网（www.people.com.cn）、中国国际广播电台网（www.cri.com.cn）、中国日报网（www.chinadaily.com.cn）的内容可作参考。
联系人: 刘忠华 电子邮件: email@example.com
电话: (08) 6488 6888; 传真: (08) 6488 6889
Hanyuqiao Chinese Proficiency Competition for Secondary School Students in WA
The Hanyu Qiao Chinese Proficiency Competition is an annual worldwide Chinese Mandarin speaking and performance competition. The competition is organised by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and local Confucius Institutes.
Time and Venue
This year the Hanyu Qiao competition is in its eighth year and the Western Australian Finals will be held on 6th June Saturday, 2015 at Kurrajong Theatre of Confucius Institute.
The winners of the WA Finals will participate in the Finals in Adelaide in mid-June. There are varied prizes for the participants and travel opportunities to China for top-prize winners.
Components of the Competition
The competition consists of three components:
- Written test in Chinese on your general knowledge of China (20 minutes);
- Unscripted speech on the topic of “My Chinese Dream” (2 minutes);
- Cultural performance relevant to Chinese culture (3-5 minutes) e.g. singing in Chinese, martial arts, Chinese folk dancing and Chinese poetry recital etc.
To be eligible for the competition, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a currently enrolled secondary school student in Western Australia
- Be between 15 – 20 years old
- Non-Chinese citizen or Chinese-heritage student
- Not born and raised in a Chinese-speaking country
- Be a genuine speaker of Chinese (Mandarin) as a second language (if in doubt please contact the Confucius Institute)
All eligible candidates are welcome to participate through school recommendation. The deadline for application is 28 May, Thursday.
电话(Tel)：6488 6888；传真(Fax)：6488 6889
Download recommendation form: Recommendation form 2015