CI-UNZA Hosts Chinese Bridge

Last week Friday July 7, 2017 the Confucius Institute at the University of Zambia (CI-UNZA) held the Chinese Bridge competition for Foreign Secondary School Students.

The competition had 10 promising Zambian- Secondary school Chinese students displaying their mastery of the Chinese language and culture.

The aim of the competition is to ignite the passion and interest of young Zambian Secondary School students in learning Chinese and in better understanding Chinese Language and Culture.

Schools that participated in the competition included Masaiti Boarding Secondary School, Sesheke Secondary School, Nyumba Yanga Secondary School, Kalonga Secondary School, Kabompo Secondary School and Chipata Day Secondary School.

The top 3 spots were awarded to Patricia Phiri (1st place) from Nyumba Yanga Secondary School, Musonda Lusale (2nd place) from Chipata Day Secondary School and Kabo Mulenga (3rd place). While the remaining participants were awarded consolation prizes.

Since its initiation in 2008, the competition is well known for its cultural and educational exchanges worldwide and has been held 9 times. Witnessing over 900 contestants representing more than 50 countries and over 20,000 students participating in the preliminary competitions in their own countries.

Awarding of the prizes is based on the student’s Chinese language proficiency, knowledge about China, Chinese Culture talents and comprehensive learning abilities.

The 1st place finalist will represent Zambia at the Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School students final in China.