The 11th Chinese Bridge Speech Competition for Secondary School Students
--Auckland Regional Competition 2018
The competition is intended to encourage secondary school students’ interest and enthusiasm in learning Chinese and to enhance their understanding of Chinese language and culture.
Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban
Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Auckland
Confucius Institute in Auckland
One World, One Family 天下一家
The competition is divided into two categories based on the students’ year level.
I. Secondary Junior Category: Year 7-10
- Speech in Chinese: is compulsory and in 2-3 minutes. Judging criteria includes the content, fluency, grammar, pronunciation and presentation.
- Chinese talent show: is optional and less than 3 minutes. Students can choose to display their Chinese talent in any form they prefer.
II. Secondary Senior Category: Year 11-13
- Speech: is compulsory and in 2-3 minutes. Judging criteria includes the content, fluency, grammar, pronunciation and presentation.
- Question-Answer: students will be required to answer one questions related to their speech.
- Chinese talent show: is optional but could earn bonus points towards the student’s overall performance. It should be less than 3 minutes. Students can choose to display their Chinese talent in any form they prefer.
- New Zealand citizen or New Zealand permanent resident (non-Chinese citizenship).
- Born and brought up in countries and regions outside of China.
- First language is NOT Chinese. Neither parents (including grandparents living with the student) should be native speakers of Chinese.
- Full-time registered tertiary students in the region.
In order to confirm the eligibility, students are required to bring a photocopy of their passport on the competition day.
The winners of the senior and junior categories will represent Auckland region in the 11th New Zealand National “Chinese Bridge" Final Competition, which will be held in Auckland on 4th August 2018.
The national winners in the senior category will represent New Zealand to compete in the international Chinese Bridge Competition in China in October. International airfares, accommodation, transportation and other related expenses in China will be funded by the host.
The regional competition is open to all secondary school students in the wider Auckland region (including Waikato and Northland). Each school can register maximum six students in each category. Schools are encouraged to organize their own preliminaries. Individual student should register to his/her Chinese teacher, and the teachers can submit the school group registration online at https://goo.gl/HgpuDa by Wednesday 2 May 2018.