Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University Successfully Holds the 14th

[Source]    Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University [Time]    2018-04-26 14:44:30 
 

The 14th Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest organized by the Confucius Institute at SF State and the San Francisco Unified School District was held on March 17th and 18th at the Marina Middle School in San Francisco. Over 1,100 K-12 students signed up for the competition.

The competition of this year includes five categories: brush calligraphy, pen calligraphy, painting, Chinese composition and Chinese poetry recital. In the 14th year of the Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest, more than 1,100 students from more than 100 local schools signed up to participate in the competition. Some students scheduled flights and accommodations early and made a special trip to San Francisco for this special event. After careful preparation, the contestants are eager to show their talent in Chinese language and culture. The Chinese teachers and parents also escorted the contestants to the scene to cheer for them.


Contestants take a picture before the match


The contestants concentrate on the pen calligraphy contest


Brush Calligraphy works of some contestants


Display of some of the contestants' paintings


A contestant hits off Chinese poetry recitation

With the development of 14 years, Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest has become a major event for local students to learn Chinese. It has always been supported and welcomed by local students, teachers and parents.

On the day of the competition, Consuls for Education from the People's Republic of China in San Francisco and Assistant Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District came to observe the competition and motivate all age-group students to confidently present their language proficiency and culture skills.


The leaders of the school district and Chinese Consulate General inspected the contest site (from left to right: Associate Dean of the San Francisco Unified School District, David P.Wong; Consul of Education in Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, Renzhu Li; Director of Confucius Institute at San Francisco State, Jiaxin Xie )

The Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest has promoted the continuous development of Chinese teaching in the Bay area and the understanding of Chinese language, culture and history among local students through the competition. The competition has created more opportunities to improve their Chinese level and cross cultural communication ability.

The awards ceremony will be held at Marina Middle School on April 13th, presenting trophies, certificates and presents to over 200 winners including first place, second place, third place winners and honorable mentions. Chinese Consul General Luo Linquan will host a special reception for all winners and their parents, judges and volunteers at the Consulate General of the P.R. China in San Francisco after the Award Ceremony, to celebrate another successful Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest co-hosted by the Confucius Institute at SF State and San Francisco Unified School District, recognize all winners for their accomplishments in learning Chinese language and culture. We all expect to welcome even more students to participate in 2019 Chinese contest!