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THE 17TH CHINESE BRIDGE COMPETITION IN LATVIA ——Teenagers Division关于举办拉脱维亚第十七届“汉语桥”中文比赛的通知 ——中学生组

THE 17TH CHINESE BRIDGE COMPETITION IN LATVIA  ——Teenagers Division关于举办拉脱维亚第十七届“汉语桥”中文比赛的通知 ——中学生组

With the support of “Chinese Bridge Fund” established by Center for Language Education and Cooperation, the 17th “Chinese Bridge”—Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students in Latvia, sponsored by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Latvia, organized by Confucius Institute at University of Latvia, co-organized by Riga Cultures Secondary School, Riga Secondary School No.34, Kraslava Secondary School, Jēkabpils State Gymnasium, Riga Daugavgriva Secondary School, Riga Secondary School No.64, Riga Secondary School No.13, Riga Secondary School No.40, Riga Secondary School No.45, Montessori Elementary School “Pētnieki” will be held on April 25th, 2024(Date Updated).

I. Purpose

This event aims to provide a stage for Latvian secondary students learning Chinese to demonstrate their Chinese ability, create a platform for mutual learning and communication, stimulate their enthusiasm and interest in learning Chinese, and enhance their understanding of Chinese and Chinese culture. In addition, the competition aims at selecting the qualified candidates for the upcoming 17th “Chinese Bridge” —Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students which will be held in China.

II. Theme of Competition

Fly high with Chinese

III. Eligibility

Non-Chinese Latvian teenagers living in Latvia with the nationality of Latvia, whose mother tongue is not Chinese

IV.Classification of Participants and Requirements for Application

 Teenagers division will be divided into three levels based on the contestants’ ages and their years of studying Chinese.

(1) Primary Level: Learning Chinese less than 1 year (including 1 year). Contestants who have taken part in primary level group last year are not allowed to take part in primary level group this year, and have to apply for intermediate level or advanced level.

(2) Intermediate Level: Learning Chinese more than 1 year. Contestants who have taken part in intermediate level group last year are not allowed to take part in intermediate group this year, and have to apply for advanced level.

(3) Advanced Level: Learning Chinese more than 3 years (including 3 years). Contestants who have studied Chinese for more than 3 years, as well as contestants who participated in the Competition for Advanced Level last year. In principle, the previous global finalists (the champions of the senior group of the Latvia Division last year) cannot participate in the competition for two consecutive sessions.

V.Contents of Competition

  1. General Requirements

(1) Self-introduction;

(2) Making a Speech in Chinese (only for Intermediate and advanced level of Teenagers division; without manuscript): It should be referred to the knowledge of Chinese language and China’s culture and situation, etc.;

(3) Chinese Talent Show: It might be one of talents show, which should be referred to China’s songs, dances, folk arts, musical instruments, calligraphy, painting, paper-cutting and Kung Fu, etc. The contestants can also show their native folk culture making use of one of Chinese Talents;

(4) Q&A (only for advanced level of teenagers division; related to question fixed in advance): To test the contestants’ mastery of Chinese language and Chinese culture and situation

Here to download the reference materials for Q&A:

  1. Details

                                   Teenagers Group

Level Sessions Duration Requirement


Self-introduction 2 min   Notes:  Relevant references and reviewing materials will be published on the websites of each registry;  The content of Chinese Talent Show can be relevant to Chinese language and culture. For talent show, contestant can bring partners, but every contestant should have an independent talent show, which means one cooperative performance can’t be talent show for two contestants.
Talent Show 1-2 min



&Topic Speech

2-3 min
Talent show 1-2 min



&Topic Speech

2-3 min
Talent show 1-2 min

 VI. Registration

  1. Registration time: March21stto April 12th
  2. Registration method: Please download and fill in the registration form, and send it to the contact person’s mailbox

Here to download registration form:

  1. Contact information

Confucius Institute at University of Latvia

Contact:Tang Jing


VII. Competition Arrangement

  1. Time: April 25th, 2024(Date Updated). The detailed check-in times for different divisions will be informed to contestants in the reply email to the registration email.
  2. Location: Small auditorium on the second floor of the main building of the University of Latvia
  3. Address: Raiņa bulvāris 19, Centra rajons, Rīga


VIII. Method of Judgment

The results of the competition will be announced on the official Facebook of the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia and the official website of the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia on April 26. Please check it yourself.


Official Website:

 IX. Award

  1. The first prize, the second prize and the third prize will be separately granted the Champion, Runner-up and Second Runner-up for each level in final competition (9in total), the superior prizes will be given to the rest of the participants in the final competition. All the recipients of the prizes will be rewarded with trophies and certificates.
  2. The champion(students who is 12-18 years old, born from 2006.01.01 to 2012.12.31)of the advanced level will be recommended to participate in the global finals of the 16th “Chinese Bridge”—Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students. If he/she passes the qualification review of the competition organizing committee, he/she will become the finalists and represent Latvia in the global finals. If the finalist is under the age of 18, he/she can be accompanied by a team leader teacher as a guardian to go to China with authorization  and has the opportunity to win Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship for one semester or one academic year in 2024/2025 and round-trip air tickets provided by Center for Language Education and Cooperation (the specific award content is linked to the ranking of the global finals).

                                            The Organizing Committee of the 17th 

“Chinese Bridge”—Chinese Proficiency Competition

for Foreign Secondary School Students in Latvia






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追梦中文,不负韶华 (Fly high with Chinese)








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