This year, on the 28th and 29th of March, the Studieverening Sinologie (SVS) and Confucius Institute Leiden (CIL) will together organise the first round of the “Chinese Bridge” programme.
The “Chinese Bridge” is a Chinese proficiency competition, well-known in cultural and educational exchanges over the globe. The competition is an important platform for international college students to learn the Chinese language and understand more about China. In essence, it is a talent show, in which you can show your Chinese language skills! It’s a big party for all students who learn Chinese.
1) Participating: you can participate if you are a student (HBO/Universiteit) and if you do not have the Chinese nationality. It doesn’t matter in which year you are. Every enthusiate student that learns Chinese is welcome to participate.
2) Participation process:
a. First round: the first round will take place at the Arsenaal at Leiden University It will consists of three parts: 1. you will do a written exam of about 45 minutes on your Chinese proficiency, which will take place in the afternoon of 28 March , 2. In de evening of 29th March you will give a short speech in Chinese for 3 to 5 minutes The big topic of this year will be “ 天下一家：One world, one family”, 3. You will also do a performance in Chinese; e.g. sing a song, read a poem, write calligraphy, or something others related to the Chinese language, for about 5 minutes.
b. Second round: The first two winners of the the first round , will be able to go to the Grand Finale in China!
For every participant, there will be amazing prizes! We intend to award every participant with a giftcard of 50 euro. The winner of the first price will be awarded a gift card of 100 euro, and the second price is 75 euro. Further there will be free food en drinks for every participant
For more information, you can visit http://bridge.chinese.cn/c17/opr/