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3 Apr 2019

Belarus-wide Chinese language competition scheduled for 4-5 April

Belarus-wide Chinese language competition scheduled for 4-5 April
Photo courtesy of Belarusian State University

MINSK, 3 April (BelTA) – A nationwide Chinese language competition for university students will take place at the Philology Faculty and the Confucius Institute of Belarusian State University on 4-5 April. Taking part in the competition will be over 140 students studying the Chinese language, BelTA learned from the press service of the university.

The competition will have two rounds. In the first round contestants will be offered tests in hieroglyphics, lexicon and grammar of the Chinese language and will be asked to do translations from Chinese into Russian and from Russian into Chinese. After summing up the results of the first round, the participants will be divided into groups depending on their language proficiency. The second stage of the competition is designed to assess students’ communication skills. Contestants will read and recite a text and take part in a question and answer session. This year one of the topics for discussion will be Belarus-China cooperation, as well as the Belt and Road Initiative.

The winners will be announced on 5 April. Information about them will be submitted to the Special Fund of the Belarusian President to Support Talented Students.

The event is organized by the Confucius Institute of Belarusian State University and the Belarusian Education Ministry. The competition seeks to encourage students to study Chinese, increase their language competency, support talented youth and promote the Chinese language and culture.


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