2019 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition

Natalie Bell won the second prize in the Toronto Final of the 2019 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition.

Students from EAS’s Chinese language courses participated in the 18th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition Preliminary Competition (Toronto Final) on Saturday, May 18, at the Confucius Institute at Renison University College, University of Waterloo. At the competition, each contestant had to give a speech on “天下一家 One World, One Family” and present a talent performance related to Chinese culture. Our EAS200Y student Natalie Bell ranked second among all the participants after both the speech and the talent show; she won the second prize. Our EAS200Y exchange student Ryutaro Nakamura ranked the seventh and received the excellence in participation prize. Natalie will represent the University of Toronto as an observer at the 2019 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students in China in the summer. Congratulations to Natalie Bell and Ryutaro Nakamura!

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Natalie Bell is giving her speech, “Do not talk to a stranger.”

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Ryutaro Nakamura is doing his speech, “A Trip to China.”

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The U of T St. George Team at the 18th Chinese Bridge. From left to right: Instructors Zheng Mingyu, Yanfei Li, Contestant Natalie and Ryutaro, Instructor Wang Jing.

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