Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University held Awards Ceremony for 15th Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest for K-12 Students

[Source]    Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University,USA [Time]    2019-05-02 16:52:39 

The Confucius Institute at SFSU and SFUSD jointly hosted 15th Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest for K-12 Students sponsored by the Headquarters of CIs and Education Office of Chinese Consulate in SF on March 16th and March 17th, 2019. Over 1,100 contestants came from 160 day-time schools and 100 Chinese schools across the Bay Area and beyond. The Award Ceremony was held at Marina Middle School on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm.

David Wong, Assistant Superintendent of San Francisco United School District and CI Director Jiaxin Xie presented a special contribution award to Mr. Amien Lau, the founding member, promoter and supporter of the “Chinese Language Bridge Cup Competition” for his great contributions to Chinese language teaching and the development of Chinese cultural activities in the Bay Area for many years.

Presenting the Special Contribution Award to Mr. Amien Lau

272 winners include 35 first place, 58 second place, 73 third place, and 106 honorable mentions out of contests in brush calligraphy, pen calligraphy, painting, Chinese composition and Chinese poetry recital. Yanbo Wu, Associate Vice President for International Education at SF State, Enikia Ford Monthel, Deputy Superintendent of SFUSD, Yonghong Zou, Deputy Consul General of Chinese Consulate in San Francisco delivered remarks at the ceremony.

Top Six Schools of Most Registered Contestants Getting Awards

Multiple awards winners

Winners receiving awards on stage

Consul General Wang Donghua hosted a special reception at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco for all winners and their parents after the Award Ceremony. Some winners performed Chinese poetry recital, Chinese folk dances and calligraphy performances. Consul General Donghua Wang made special remarks to congratulate the winners for their excellent performance and achievements in learning Chinese language and culture.

Chinese Folk Dance performed by winners at the reception

Chinese poetry recital performed by winners at the reception

This year is the 15th anniversary of the competition as well as the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. The competition is most welcome and needed by Chinese language learners in the San Francisco Bay Area. It provides all students with more opportunities to show their talent in Chinese Language and cultures.

The Confucius Institute at SF State, the organizer of the Chinese Language Bridge Cup, hopes to promote the understanding of Chinese language and Chinese culture through the continuous development of Chinese language teaching.