12 May
Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building. The University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland
1.00pm — 5.00pm

第十七届 “汉语桥”世界大学生中文比赛

The 17th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students
--Auckland Regional Competition 2018

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1. Introduction

The speech competition is intended to provide tertiary students with a stage to demonstrate their Chinese language proficiency, to create a platform of shared study and communication, to encourage their interest and enthusiasm in learning Chinese and to enhance their understanding of Chinese language and culture.

2. Host

Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban

3. Organisers

Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Auckland

Confucius Institute in Auckland

 4. Topic

One World, One Family 天下一家

 5. Format

The competition consists of three parts:

  • Speech in Chinese: is compulsory and in 3-5 minutes. Judging criteria includes the content, fluency, grammar, pronunciation and presentation.
  • Question-Answer: students will be required to answer two questions related to their speech.
  • Chinese talent show: is optional but could earn bonus points towards the student’s overall performance. Students can choose to display their talent in any form they prefer. It should be no longer than 5 minutes. 

6. Eligibility

New Zealand citizen or New Zealand permanent resident (non-Chinese citizenship).

  • Born and brought up in countries and regions outside China.
  • First language is NOT Chinese. Neither parents (including grandparents living with the student) should be native speakers of Chinese.
  • 18 to 30 years old, 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.

7. Awards

The first place winner will represent New Zealand to compete in the international final competition in China in July. International airfares, accommodation, transportation and other related expenses in China will be funded by the host.

A student is not eligible to represent New Zealand to China in the international competition for two consecutive years.

8. Registrations

All eligible students are welcome to participate, and please submit your registration online at https://goo.gl/mPNNi5 by Saturday 30 April 2018.


More information about the “Chinese Bridge” Competition is available at http://bridge.chinese.cn.