Tajikistan Final Round of the 12th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary Students Concludes

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Tajik National University [Time]    2019-04-30 09:19:20 

On April 23rd, the Tajikistan Final Round of the 12th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary Students was held in the No.101 School in Dushanbe (China-Tajikistan Friendship School). The competition was sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in Tajikistan and co-organized by the Confucius Institute at Tajik National University and the No.101 School in Dushanbe (China-Tajikistan Friendship School). Nasriddinova Gulbahor, Principal of the No.101 School in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (China-Tajikistan Friendship School), Sharifkhojai Sharif, Principal of a private school in Kafolat, Hairiddini Hairandesh, Head of the Spring Poet Society of Firdousi Tajik National Library and Chief Editor of Pairav of Tajikistan Ministry of Education, Kasimov Farruh, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at Tajik National University, Jia Jingfang, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, Chen Daiwen, Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Tajikistan, and more than 500 teachers and students watched the contest.

The competition

The competition included 4 sections: Perfect Display, Impromptu Speech, Scenario Performance and Summit Race, with total of 12 secondary school students participated. In the Perfect Display, contestants were in high spirits, revealing to the fullest their personal styles through impassioned speeches, talent shows and good Chinese pronunciation. Though being the first contestant, Li Chen (Imamov Mamurjon) did not seem to be in the least nervous and won rounds of applause with his performance of Chinese dance medley. Fan Ruilin (Ibragimova Nushofarin) and Li Ao (Imamov Doniyor) brought the audience a brilliant talk show, showing the charm of Chinese language and their love to Chinese in a humorous manner. Kang Da (Sharipov Iskandar) shared his own experience in learning Chinese and animatedly told about his Chinese dream, which stimulated the Chinese learners at the scene to learn Chinese better. Luo Mufan (Kamolov Muqim) and Li Xiuyuan (Haqberdiev Faridun) displayed their paper cutting works to show their passion for Chinese culture.

A contestant reciting A Lane in the Rain

After a fierce competition in the Perfect Display, a total of 8 contestants were qualified for the next section——Impromptu Speech. In this section, each contestant was required to demonstrate their organizational competence in Chinese language and logical reasoning in answering questions. The contestants were so eloquent that they won high praise from the judges. After rounds of competition, 4 contestants stood out and advanced to the next section.

Impromptu speech

In the Scenario Performance, every two contestants working as a duo racked their brains and tried their very best. At last, Fan Ruilin and Ma Ke’er (Bobobekova Malika) managed to enter the next section.

Scenario Performance

The Ultimate Play, which was also the most competitive section, included two parts— “My Brilliant Brain” and “Knowledge Arena”. “My Brilliant Brain” was mainly for testing contestants’ knowledge of Chinese character structure while the “Knowledge Arena” for testing their grasp of China’s national conditions and culture. After an intense competition, Ma Ke’er from the Confucius Institute at Tajik National University bested other contestants.

Ultimate Play

At the award-presenting ceremony, Chen Daiwen presented the award for Ma Ke’er and highly recognized the Chinese proficiency of the contestants.

Chen Daiwen awarding the champion

Nasriddinova Gulbahor stated that China is a good neighbor of Tajikistan, and that learning Chinese could help more Tajiks know better about Chinese culture. She also extended sincere gratitude to all contestants and staffs for their efforts.

Kasimov Farruh and Sharifkhojai Sharif greatly appreciated the efforts made by the teachers and students of the Confucius Institute and summarized its contributions to the training of Chinese language talents.

Group photo

With the song “Chinese Bridge”, the competition drew to a successful conclusion. The competition not only stimulated all students on site to learn Chinese, but also enhanced their confidence in Chinese learning.

Story by Mi Yijiang; photos by: Chen Chao


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