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Confucius Institute at WKU hosts inaugural Chinese Bridge Competition

Sixty-five students showcased their knowledge of Chinese language and culture during the Confucius Institute at WKU’s inaugural Chinese Bridge Competition on March 25.

The competition consisted of three sections – speech, talent and testing. Participants included 31 middle school students, 19 high school students and 15 college students (from both the Chinese Flagship Program and the Chinese major/minor at WKU).

“With over 16,297 students enrolled in the CI at WKU program, it is important to ensure that there is not only exposure to the Chinese language and culture, but that the students are learning and retaining the language,” said Terrill Martin, managing director of the CI at WKU. “The only way to ensure proficiency is through assessment.”

That assessment is the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), an international standardized test directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school students’ ability to apply Chinese language in their studies and daily lives.

Read more about the CI at WKU’s Chinese Bridge Competition

Contact: Terrill Martin, (270) 745-2530

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