Hanyuqiao Competition 汉语桥比赛

Chinese Bridge 2017 Winners!

After a hotly contested competition witnessed by Mr Xu Xiao, the Minister-Counselor of Chinese Embassy, Ms Sun Anlin, Chinese Deputy Consul-General in Perth and Professor Kent Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UWA, we are pleased to announce the results for the 2017 Chinese Bridge competition:

Overall
First: Kylee Kotula from Methodist Ladies’ College, WA
Second: Sophie Szabo from Pedare Christian College, SA
Third: Caitlin Wilson from St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, WA

Chinese General Knowledge Category
First: Kylee Kotula from Methodist Ladies’ College, WA
Second: Caitlin Wilson from St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, WA
Third: Callum Hogden from Canberra Grammar School, ACT

Public Speech Category
First: Willam McClay from Darwin High School, NT
Second: Sophie Szabo from Pedare Christian College, SA
Third: Amber Roshkov from Pedare Christian College, SA

Chinese Cultural Performance Category
First: Sophie Szabo from Pedare Christian College, SA
Second: Kylee Kotula from Methodist Ladies’ College, WA
Third: William McClay from Darwin High School , NT

We are delighted that Kylee Kotula, from Methodist Ladies’ College has won first place.  She will travel to China on behalf of Australia to participate in the tenth annual global Chinese Language Bridge Competition (Hanyu Qiao).

Chinese Bridge Language Competition – 2017 Regional Final

Years of Mandarin language study will soon be rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to China for the talented winner of this year’s regional Chinese Bridge (Hanyu Qiao) language competition.

Four young Perth linguists who achieved top scores in the WA final on May 20th are now preparing to take on contestants from Canberra, Darwin and Adelaide for a chance to represent Australia in the global championships being held in China this October.

The Australian Regional Final will be held on June 15th and 16th at the Confucius Institute with senior representatives of the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Consulate General in Perth attending.

The competition aims to help young Australians become a cultural bridge between Australia and China. It is the largest international Chinese language contest in the world and is open to students aged 15 years and over who do not speak Chinese as a first language.

The WA finals winner, Kylee Kotula, 15, of Methodist Ladies’ College, has spent almost half her life studying Chinese. She impressed judges not only with her command of Mandarin, but also with her musical prowess playing the guzheng, an ancient stringed instrument also known as the Chinese zither.

Another three contestants also made it through to the regional final: Ben Butler, 15, of Guildford Grammar School; Caitlin Wilson, 16, of St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls; and Sophie Taylor, 15, of Mercedes College.

Kylee Kotula, 15, of Methodist Ladies’ College, playing the Chinese zither

Hanyu Qiao (Chinese Bridge) Chinese Proficiency Competition for secondary school students in WA

5月20日西澳中学生汉语桥预选赛

6月15-16日珀斯举办区域赛(NT, SA, ACT and 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.

Theme: Learn Chinese, Double Your World (学会中国话,朋友遍天下)

Time and Venue

Hanyu Qiao competition for Western Australian secondary school students will be held on 20th  May Saturday, 2017 at Kurrajong Theatre of Confucius Institute.

The winners of the WA Finals will participate in the regional final in Perth on 15-16 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 “Learn Chinese, Double Your World” (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.

Eligibility

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)

To participate in the competition, please talk to your teacher and email the completed Recommendation Form to confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au before 5 May.

Call-for-Participation-in-Hanyuqiao-Competition-2017

Recommendation Form_Secondary School candidate 2017

Hanyu Qiao ” Chinese Proficiency Competition for university students of ACT, NT, SA & WA

大学生汉语桥比赛  6 May 2017, Adelaide

The “Hanyu Qiao” (Chinese Bridge) Chinese Proficiency Competition is an annual world-wide Chinese Mandarin speaking and performance competition. The competition is organised by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). The theme for the 16th competition is “Dreams Enlighten the Future ”. The regional competition for ACT, NT, SA and WA in Australia will take place on 6th May at the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide.

For more information please click: HYQ Informaton-Registration Sheet 2017

Photos of Previous Hanyuqiao Competition  

HYQ_Flyer  VIPs IMG_8186 Contestants

合影

第一名  2nd prize 前三名 UWA Ian with Prize winner   Speech first prize  颁奖

Hanyuqiao for Secondary School Students

Group photo 2  Contestants 2

William Eunyoung Daphne

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