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Welcome to Chinese Bridge

Confucius Institute at San Diego State University is excited to announce the 2017 Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition Preliminary Contest sponsored by Los Angeles Chinese General Consulate Office, and hosted by Confucius Institute at San Diego State University. The competition will be held on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at Mission Bay High School in San Diego, California.

Student must be currently enrolled in 2nd-12th grade and must not be a Chinese native speaker. No Exceptions.

The subjects in the competition include Mandarin language proficiency, knowledge of China and Chinese culture, and Chinese cultural skills. Please see the guidelines below.

*For each grade, each school may register up to 3 students per grade level. Additional registration will be announced upon availability.*

The deadline to submit your registration online is March 03, at 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time). Registration process may be closed earlier based on space availability. No registration will be accepted past the due date and time. No exceptions.

Time and Location

  • Date: March 17, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Mission Bay High School Auditorium
  • Address: 2475 Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109

Preliminary Contest Detail

The competition consists of 3 parts:

    Part 1: 1 minute and 30 seconds oral speech

    Speech content is based on the the students level of Chinese:

    1. Elementary School Group (grades 2-5):
      1. topic: 我认识的中国人
    2. Middle School Group (grades 6-8):
      1. topic: 学习汉语的乐趣
      High School Group (grades 9-12):
      1. topic: 我要去中国

    Part 2: Quiz Session

    Quiz questions are related to the content learned in class and Chinese culture.

    1. Elementary School Group (grades 2-5): 4 questions will be asked
    2. Middle School Group (grades 6-8): 4 questions will be asked
    3. High School Group (grades 9-12): Written Exam (50 questions), 2 points each for a total of 100 points

    Part 3: Two-Minute Talent Performance

    I. Each contestant, or a group of contestants when they choose to perform together, has 2 minutes maximum for the show. Contestant must stop his/her performance at the bell notice when 2 minutes is up. 1 point will be deducted from the points scored for every 5 seconds of overtime.

    II. The content of the talent performance must relate to Chinese language or Chinese culture. Failure to do so will result in 10 points deduction from points scored.

    III. Only piano, tables and chairs, and microphones are available at site. Contestant must prepare for all other performance props. Any background music file must be emailed to CI office at: by March 08, 4:00 PM, please mark your file with student’s full name.


Please check the following documents for competition details, example questions, and scoring information.

Competition Details English





Deadline: March 3, 2017 at 4:00pm or when maximum capacity has been reached. No registration will be accepted beyond the time specified.



If you have any questions, Please contact Confucius Institute at SDSU at (619)594-4791 or email to


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