The School of Chinese Studies Holds Chinese Speech Contest for International Students
On June 3rd, the School of Chinese Studies successfully held a Chinese speech contest for international second-semester students of the 2014.
There were 18 students from different countries attending the Chinese speech contest, and the contestants were divided into two groups, junior and senior. After careful preparation, everyone showed oral language capabilities and unique personality charm in the contest. Some were humorous, some were mature and some passionate.
When it came to the experience of studying in China, Ewout from Egypt and Cui Rongxun from South Korea
shared their own experience in learning Chinese as well as the bitterness and joy of the learning process. The
differences between Chinese and foreign cultures was also a hot topic in the contest. Sang Wenjie from the United
States and Takizawa Chihiro from Japan shared their fun experiences of integrating into Chinese life learning and
overcoming mistakes. In addition, Polina from Russia and Yin Minjiao from South Korea, both in the senior class,
also tried to analyze and interpret some of the phenomena in China from the perspective of Chinese traditional culture, history, social development and other aspects, combined with their own experiences. The students in the contest
performed at their best level calmly, which made the Chinese students give a lot of praise.
After fierce competition, Cao Zhimin from South Korea won first prize of the junior level. Huang Hanxing from South Korea won second prize and Cui Rongxun from South Korea as well as Aoyama Aika from Japan won third
prize. In the senior level, Yin Minjiao from South Korea won first prize. Li Linjun and Guo Yinzhen from South
Korea won second prize and Pu Zhonggen Nan Zaixing and Wu Enzhi from South Korea won third prize. Secretary Ren Decheng, President Li Chunji and Vice President Chen Zijiao awarded prizes for the players and congratulated
them for achieving good results.
The School of Chinese Studies holds the Chinese speech contest for foreign students each semester. It
provides a good opportunity for foreign students to show their achievements of learning Chinese. By participating in the contest, foreign students not only practice their Chinese speech ability, but also have a better understanding of
Chinese culture. Participants say they learn a lot from the contests and it provides a positive influence on their
learning. In the contest, we can feel the joy of learning Chinese and the happiness, as well as a sense of belonging of
students in Dalian University of Foreign Languages. We hope foreign students can make persistent efforts and
achieve their Chinese Dreams at Dalian University of Foreign Languages.