Contestant from the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia Speaks at the Launching Ceremony of the 11th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary Schoo

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    On the morning of October 11th, the press conference and launching ceremony of the 11th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students was held at Yunnan Normal University. The competition themed with Learn Chinese, Double Your World was co-hosted by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and the Peoples Government of Yunnan Province and organized by Yunnan Provincial Education Department, Yunnan Normal University and Yunnan Radio and Television Station.


    The competition was attended by 216 contestants and 111 team-leading teachers from 110 divisions of 99 countries throughout the world, which made it the largest event compared with previous ones, with the largest number of participating countries and participants. At the launching ceremony, Anna Bullard from Rossmoyne Senior High School in Perth, Western Australia recommended by the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia spoke on behalf of all the contestants and shared her experience of learning Chinese.

    Anna Bullard, who is 15 years old, said she was enthusiastic about learning Chinese and dreamed of having a Chinese-related job in the future. She also expressed her excitement of coming to China for the final contest. In April of this year, Anna participated in a spring camp organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia and Zhejiang University.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia which is a sister college of Zhejiang University has won the honorary title of Outstanding Confucius Institute twice.





Author: Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia

Translator: Xu Mengjiao