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THE 12TH CHINESE BRIDGE COMPETITION IN LATVIA
2015/03/25
 

With the support of “Chinese Bridge Fund” established by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, the 12th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition in Latvia, sponsored by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Latvia, organized by Confucius Institute at University of Latvia, co-organized by the Faculty of Humanities at University of Latvia, Confucius Centre at Stradins University, Vidzeme University, Riga Technical University, Daugavpils University, Rezekne University, Riga Culture Secondary School, Riga No.34 Secondary School, Riga No.68 Secondary School, Smiltenes Center Secondary School and Smiltenes Gymnasium, will be held on April 21st , 2015.

1. Purpose

The purpose of holding this competition is to promote Chinese language and culture in Latvia, to provide a platform for Chinese language learners in Latvia, to show their achievements in learning Chinese, to learn from and communicate with each other, to motivate their interest and enthusiasm to learn Chinese and to improve their understanding of Chinese language and culture. In addition, the competition aims at selecting the qualified candidates for the upcoming 14th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students and 8th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary Students which will be held in China.

2. Theme of Competition

My Chinese Dream

3. Eligibility

Latvian residents whose mother tongue is not Chinese

4. Classification of Participants and Requirements for Application

Three divisions or seven levels will be divided into based on the contestants’ ages and their years of studying Chinese

I. Adults and College Students Division

(1) Primary Level: Undergraduates in enrollment or non-students (with the ages of 18-30) or Adults (without age limit), learning Chinese less than 1 year (including 1 year)

(2) Intermediate Level: Undergraduates in enrollment or non-students (with the ages of 18-30) or Adults (without age limit), learning Chinese 1-3 years (including 3 years)

(3) Advanced Level: Undergraduates in enrollment or non-students (with the ages of 18-30) or Adults (without age limit), learning Chinese more than 3 years

II. Teenagers Division

(1) Primary Level: Students (with the age of 12-18 )

(2) Intermediate Level: Students (with the age of 12-18 )

(3) Advanced Level: Students (with the age of 12-18 )

III. Children Division

Pupils (under the age of 12)

5. Contents of Competition

1. General Requirements

(1) Written Examination (only for Adults and College Students Division): To test the contestants’ mastery of Chinese language and China’s culture and situation

(2) Making a Speech in Chinese (without manuscript, 2-3 minutes): It should be referred to the knowledge of Chinese language and China’s culture and situation, etc.

(3) Chinese Talent Show: It might be one of talents showed, which should be referred to China’s songs, dances, folk arts, musical instruments, calligraphy, painting, paper-cutting and Kong Fu, etc. The contestants also can show their native folk culture making use of one of Chinese Talents)

2. Specific Requirements

I. Adults and College Students Division

(1) Primary Level

A. Written Examination (60 minutes):It will be held in a week prior to the final

competition

B. Making a Speech in Chinese on a Topic (3 minutes)

C. Chinese Talent Show (2-3 minutes)

(2) Intermediate Level

A. Written Examination (60 minutes):It will be held in a week prior to the final

competition

B. Making a Speech in Chinese on a Topic (3 minutes)

C. Chinese Talent Show (2-3 minutes)

D. Answering the Question(s) on the Spot (related to question fixed in advance)

(3) Advanced Level

A. Written Examination (60 minutes):It will be held in a week prior to the final

competition

B. Making a Speech in Chinese on a Topic (3 minutes)

C. Chinese Talent Show (2-3 minutes)

D. Answering the Questions on the Spot (related to the topic of contestant’s speech or Talent Show)

Notes: ① Relevant references and reviewing materials will be published on the websites of each registry; ② The content of Chinese Talent Show can be chosen by contestants who can be rewarded with extra scores by the Committee of Judges based on their performances on the spot.

II. Teenagers Division

(1) Primary Level

A. Self-introducing (2 minutes)

B. Singing a Chinese Song or Reciting a Chinese Poem (2 minutes)

(2) Intermediate Level

A. Self-introducing (2 minutes)

B. Making a Speech on a Topic (1-2 minutes)

C. Chinese Talent Show (1-2 minutes)

(3) Advanced Level

A. Self-introducing + Making a Speech on a Topic(2-3 minutes)

B. Answering Three Questions (related to common knowledge of Chinese

language and China’s culture and situation)

C. Chinese Talent Show (1-2 minutes)

Notes: ① Relevant references and reviewing materials will be published on the websites of each registry; ② The content of Chinese Talent Show can be chosen by contestants who can be rewarded with extra scores by the Committee of Judges based on their performances on the spot.

III. Children Division

A. Self-introducing (1 minute)

B. Chinese Talent Show (1 minute)

Notes: There is no restriction on content of Chinese Talent Show; the score got can be higher if the content is related to Chinese culture or language.

6. Registration Time and Place

I. Time: From 21st March to 10th April

II. Place (Application Form can be acquired in the following places)

(1) Confucius Institute at University of Latvia

Address: Raina Blvd. 19, Rīga, LV-1586

Contact: Laura Krēgere

E-mail:kregere.laura@gmail.com

Notes: Adults and other students from the school which have not listed in the notice might register in the Confucius Institute at University of Latvia

(2) No.415A, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Latvia

Address: Visvalža iela 4a, Rīga, LV-1050

Contact: Mrs. Wang Xiongzi

E-mail:wangqiongzi2009@gmail.com

(3) Confucius Centre at Stradins University

Address: Dzirciema iela 16, Rīga, LV-1007

Contact: Ms.Jelena Staburova

E-mail:konfucijacentrs@inbox.lv

(4) Vidzeme University

Address: 4 Cesu str.,Valmiera, LV-4200

Contact: Miss Ning Xiaolu

E-mail:ningxiaolu512@yahoo.com.cn

(5) Riga Technical University

Address: 1 Kalku iela, Riga, LV-1658

Contact: Yu Jingyuan

E-mail: yu.jingyuan@rtu.lv

(6) Rezekne University

Address: Atbrivosanas aleja 115, Rezekne, LV-4600

Contact: Wang Shuhui

E-mail: 363798114@qq.com

(7) Daugavpils University

Address: 13 Vienibas iela, Daugavpils

Contact: Miss Zhang Shuang

E-mail:sangsang51790@gmail.com

(8) Riga Culture Secondary School

Address: Raina Blvd. 19, Rīga, LV-1586

Contact: Ms. Dong Fang

E-mail:elainedongfang@126.com

(9) Riga No.34 Secondary School

Address: Kandavas 4/6, Rīga, LV-1083

Contact: Ms.Vera Rizhnikova

E-mail:verarizhnikova@yahoo.com

(10) Riga No.68 Secondary School

Address: Dzirciema iela 43a Rīga, LV-1083

Contact: Ms.Zhang Jie

E-mail:risgold@qq.com

(11) Smiltenes Center Secondary School

Address: Darza iela 3, Smiltene, Smiltenes novads,LV-4729

Contact: Ms.Ji Nan

E-mail:ruguoyujianwo@163.com

(12) Smiltenes Gymnasium

Address: Dakteru iela 27, Smiltene, Smiltenes novada, LV-4729

Contact: Mr.Liu Huiqiang

E-mail:492081450@qq.com

Notes: non-students adults can register in the Confucius Institute at University of Latvia

7. The Preliminary Competition

I. Time: It will be l be held separately by the organizers of each registry before 5th April

II. Place:It will be decided by the organizers of each registry, but the list of candidates who will participate in the final competition should be sent to Ms. Laura Kregere, the secretary of the Confucius Institute at University of Latvia, by 10th April.

8. Final Competition

I.Time: At 10:00 a.m.on April 21 st (Tuesday)

II.Place:At the Auditorium (on the Second Floor) of Academic Library at University of

Latvia. If the place were changed, a notice should be made later.

III. Address:On Rūpniecības iela 10 in Riga, Latvia

9. Award

I. The first prize, the second prize and the third prize will be separately granted the Champion, Runner-up and Second Runner-up for each level in final competition (21 in total), the superior prizes will be given to the rest of the participants in the final competition. All the recipients of the prizes will be rewarded with trophies and certificates.

II The Champion of the advanced level in Adults and College Students Division and the Champion and Runner-up of the advanced level in Teenagers Division will be qualified to go to China for taking part in the 14th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College and 8th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary Students as the representatives of Latvia. Their expenses including international travel, accommodation and travel insurance for competition will be undertaken by Chinese Government. In addition, they can acquire 2015/2016 Confucius Institute Scholarship issued by Chinese government for one semester. However, the person(s) who participated in the similar competition earlier in China won’t be able to attend to the competitions mentioned above as the same identity.

III.The Runner-up of the advanced level in Adults and College Students Division and the Champion and Runner-up of the Intermediate level in Teenagers Division will be qualified to go to China for taking part in the 14th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College and 8th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary Students as audiences of Latvia. Their expenses including international travel, accommodation and travel insurance for competition will be undertaken by Chinese Government. However, the person(s) who participated in the similar competition earlier in China won’t be able to attend to the competitions mentioned above as the same identity.

IV.The Champion of Primary Level and the Champion and Runner-up of the Intermediate and Advanced Levels in Adults and College Students Division, and the Winners (only for High School Graduates) in Teenagers Division will be granted top priorities recommended for 2015/2016 Chinese Government Scholarship.

The Organizing Committee of the 12th

Chinese Bridge Competition in Latvia

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