TAG-Confucius Institute Students Achieve Excellent Results in the 23th “Chinese Bridge” Competition

AMMAN ---The Preliminary Round in Jordan of the 23th “Chinese Bridge”, Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students and the 15th “Great Wall-Petra Cup” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Jordanian College Students was held at Philadelphia University on May 28, 2024, which was sponsored by the Chinese Center for Language Education and Cooperation  and Chinese embassy in Jordan.

The finals were held under the patronage of the Chinese Ambassador to Jordan, HE Mr. Chen Chuandong, and Professor Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Al-Jarrah Philadelphia University President, the Exceptive Director of Talal Abu Ghazaleh Confucius Institute Mr. Mamoun Abu Al Sebaa` and the Dean of College of Foreign Languaes of the University of Jordan. The competition included contests in rhetoric, general cultural inquiries, singing, and drawing, as well as narrating stories and tales from Chinese literature.

During the ceremony, Ambassador Chuandong said that the Chinese language encourages exchange between diverse cultures and civilizations pointing out that the ‘Chinese Bridge’ competition serves as a bridge of culture and friendship that connects China with the rest of the world.

Ten students from TAG-Confucius Institute, the University of Jordan, Confucius Institute at Philadelphia University, Yarmouk University participated in the competition. 
The competition consists of speeches with the theme of “One World, One Family”, questions and answers about Chinese national conditions and culture. 

In their speeces, some contestants talked about their life and study experience; some told stories about their unforgettable journeys in China; some expressed their good wishes of a peaceful world.    
During the question-answer section, the extensive and profound Chinese culture was condensed into a lot of questions concerning drama, ancient poems, painting, traditional festivals, pictograph, the Silk Road and the others. 

The contestants made full use of their knowledge and showed a fantastic feast of Chinese language and culture. 

After fierce competition from TAG-Confucius Institute Hazem Al Masri won the First place by his clear articulation in his speech and his talk show.

“Chinese Bridge” competition provides a stage for youth to show their Chinese learning achievements and a platform to learn from and communicate with each other.

It is also a good opportunity to test the results of Chinese teaching. 

The competition will further inspire the students’ enthusiasm and interest in learning Chinese and enhance their understanding of Chinese language and culture.