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Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students

Date: August, 04, 2017 09:28 Age: 110 days

南太平洋大学孔子学院学生赴华参加第16届“汉语桥”世界大学生中文比赛

7月10日至21日,第16届“汉语桥”世界大学生中文比赛(以下简称“汉语桥”比赛)复赛在中国举办。来自全球112个国家的145名大学生齐聚一堂,参加本次语言和文化盛会。其中,从“汉语桥”比赛斐济赛区脱颖而出的、南太平洋大学孔子学院劳托卡教学点学生戴安娜(Diana Botei),代表斐济赴华参加本次比赛。

本次复赛共包括四个环节,分别是汉语演讲、才艺表演、即兴问答和你画我猜。在汉语演讲环节,戴安娜以“梦想点亮未来”为题进行了时长90秒的演讲,讲述了自己学习汉语的故事,憧憬了中斐两国伙伴关系继续加强的美好愿望。大方得体的仪态、标准纯正的发音和长篇幅的排比段落让评委频频点头认可。在才艺表演环节,戴安娜为评委和观众带来了一段精心编排的傣族舞,曼妙的舞姿赢得了现场阵阵掌声。在即兴问答环节,汉语仅学习了一年半的戴安娜在词汇量上仍有较大的进步空间,尽管未能回答出评委的所有问题,但仍表现得镇定自若,获得了评委的赞许。整场复赛最欢乐的环节莫过于“你画我猜”。本届“汉语桥”复赛采用了全新的“你来描述我来猜”的限时猜词形式,所有选手通过肢体和口头语言来比划、描述词汇,生动滑稽的表演笑料百出,现场一片欢声笑语。

在紧锣密鼓的学习和比赛之余,戴安娜和其他五湖四海的选手也参与了一系列文化观摩之旅。抵达北京的次日,在“汉语桥”比赛开幕式结束后,所有选手爬了长城,游了故宫,并参观了孔子学院总部。在湖南省长沙市,选手们在袁隆平水稻博物馆学习调研,在革命英烈纪念馆聆听刘胡兰烈士的英勇事迹,在岳麓书院感受中国教育之博雅,在湖南大学见证中国当代教育之兴盛,在中国中车集团感叹中国经济之发达……在中国的这两个星期,戴安娜不仅汉语水平得到了极大的进步,对中国文化、中国当代社会的了解也得到了显著的提高。

“汉语桥”比赛至今已成功举办十五届,已然成为国际人文交流领域的重要品牌活动。本届“汉语桥”比赛,也不仅仅是国际选手实力的比拼,更是世界人民以汉语为桥、和谐相处的缩影。戴安娜表示,她的中国之行受益匪浅。短短十几天,她结交了各国好友,大家跨越了地域和民族的隔阂,和睦相处,友谊日渐深厚。“汉语桥”,不愧是联结世界的“文化之桥、友谊之桥、心灵之桥”。戴安娜真诚地希望能通过自己在学校、社区的宣传,鼓励更多的斐济人民学习汉语,走出国门,认识中国,认识世界,学习中国的先进文化和科技,为扩展中斐两国交流的广度和深度贡献力量。

Student of Confucius Institute at University of South Pacific to Chinese Bridge – 

Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students

10th to 21st July, the semi-finals of the 16th Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students was held in China. 145 university students from 112 countries gathered together for this language and cultural event. Diana Botei, a student from CI-USP Lautoka Campus and winner of Chinese Bridge Fiji Preliminary, attended this competition on behalf of Fiji.

The semi-finals contain four parts, including Chinese Speech, Talent Show, Impromptu Q&A and You Draw I Guess. Diana made a 90-second speech in Chinese, sharing her stories in learning Mandarin and expressing her wishes for a more friendly and collaborative Sino-Fiji future. Her language skills won the appreciation from the judges. For the Talent Show, Diana prepared a fine Daizu Ethnic Dance, which received much applause from all the audience. In the Impromptu Q&A, although she couldn’t answer all the questions from the judges for her only one and half years in learning Chinese, her confidence and calm still impressed all three judges. The liveliest part in the semi-finals was You Draw I guess. All contesters could only use body language or irrelevant words to describe the word they were given, and let their teammates guess what the word was. Their funny performance brought out loud laughter from the judges and audience.

Besides the intensive study and competition, Diana and other contesters participated in several cultural field trips. After the Opening Ceremony in Beijing, all of them visited the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the headquarters of Confucius Institute. In Changsha city Hu’nan province, they visited Longping Rice Museum, Revolutionary Martyrs Memorial, ancient Yuelu Academy, Hu’nan University and CRRC Group. Chinese history, technology, economy and modern society left them an unforgettable impression. During this stay, Diana not only improved her skills in Mandarin but also had a better and deeper understanding of China.

Up to the date, Chinese Bridge Competition has been successfully held for 15 years, having become a remarkable event in cultural exchange field. It is not just a contest for students from all over the world – it is more of an epitome of global villagers get along harmoniously, linked by the bridge of Chinese language. Diana saw this trip beneficial. In the past days, she crossed the gap of language, nations and races, and made friends worldwide. In her mind, Chinese bridge is the bridge of culture exchange, friendship and souls. Diana sincerely wishes that she could encourage more and more Fijian people to engage in learning Mandarin, to know China and the world better, to learn advanced technology of China and to make more contributions in deepening and widening the connection between China and Fiji.


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