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Chinese Competition

On April 21st, I was invited to participate in the first annual Three Gorges University Foreign Student Chinese Language Preliminary Competition. (Chinese love competitions, especially speech competitions.) The competitors included myself, 7 Nepalese and 2 Indian students. (The Indians and Nepalese are part of the medical program at the University.) There were four sections in the competition:

  1. Correctly read aloud 12 Chinese words
  2. Correctly read aloud a short Chinese essay
  3. Give a 2 minute speech on the topic: Studying in Hubei Province
  4. Give a short and entertaining performance in Chinese



Schäfer enjoying a brief nap during the competition. Our Ukrainian friend was more than happy to hold him so Sandra could grab a few photos.


I won 1st place and this Indian student won 2nd.
1st place prizes included two pencil cup holders and two huge Chinese-English Dictionaries.

Discussing going to the finals in Wuhan in June.

Schäfer was wiped out after the competition!

1 comment to Chinese Competition

  • Yammie

    Congratulations on your win! This is very neat! I like section 4 of the competition, “give a short & entertaining performance”.

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