Chinese Bridge - International Chinese Language Competition

The Chinese Bridge ("汉语桥" 世界大学生/中学生中文比赛) is an international Chinese speech competition for College and Upper Secondary School students. Confucius Institute organizes the Finnish preliminaries of the Chinese Bridge competition every spring.

The 12th annual Chinese Language Speech Event in Finland, together with the preliminaries of the 18th Chinese Bridge competition for College students, will be held on Friday April 12, 2019. This year the event has for the third time a separate session for Upper secondary school students to demonstrate their Chinese language skills.

Audience is welcome! 


Time: Friday April 12, 2019 at 13- 16 
Venue: G18 Ballroom, Yrjönkatu 18, Helsinki.

This national event is organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki in cooperation with Chinese Embassy.

You are welcome to make a presentation in Chinese! Additional help is given by your own Chinese language teacher or the teachers at the Confucius Institute. Further information is also available from the Confucius Institute: 
mariliina.rasanen(at), tel. 02941 22868

Registration to mariliina.rasanen(at) by 27 March 2019. 

Registration information must include the following:
1 Participant: name, affiliation, age, home address, phone and e-mail
2 Title of speech and title of performance (In Chinese and English)
3 Name and contact information of the Chinese language teacher
4 Participation to Chinese Bridge competition for college students or upper secondary school students

Compensation of travel expences
Confucius Institute, University of Helsinki will pay the travel expenses (only train or bus fare will be accepted) for the students coming outside of the capital area. The travel expenses of the teachers accompanying their students will be covered in case their employer will not cover them. One night accommodation can be arranged to participants coming with no return transportation on the same day.

For details
Chinese Bridge Competition for College Students
Chinese Bridge Competition for Upper Secondary School Students 

The Confucius Institute will provide tuition and assistance to the winner to help him/her to prepare for the Chinese Bridge Competition in China.

Further information on the Chinese Bridge competition:

University Student group:
No.1 will represent Finland in the internationl semifinals and finals in China in July and No.2 will join the finals as an observer.

No.1: Laura Somersalo, University of Eastern Finland
No.2: Laura Lavikainen, University of Turku

Secondary School Student group:
No.1 and 2 will represent Finland together in the international competition in China in October.

No.1 : Ida Emilia Nurmi, Alavus Upper Secondary School
No.2 : Janari Rahu, Vaskivuori Upper Secondary School, Vantaa

(<-- Pic 2018 Upper secondary school winners Kuura Janhunen and Mikko Hyry participated the competition in China in October)