DIT student wins Chinese Proficiency Competition
24th April 2012: DIT student Simon Clarke has won the 11th Chinese Bridge—Chinese Proficiency Competition in Ireland and will now represent Ireland at the international competition. Some 120 students from around the world will participate in the finals which will take place in Beijing. Simon is a student in year 2 of BA (Hons) Chinese and International Business (DT565).
This prestigious competition is sponsored and organized by Hanban (affiliated with China's Ministry of Education) as well as the Confucius Institute Headquarters. It is aimed at college students outside China who study Chinese. Participants must showcase traditional Chinese skills or a talent, such as music, singing, dance, calligraphy, reciting poetry, story-telling, acrobatics martial arts, and painting. As well as this, the participants must demonstrate their knowledge of Chinese culture, history and the language itself.
This is the second time that a student in BA Hons Chinese and International Business (DT565) has been selected to represent Ireland at the finals of the International Chinese Proficiency Competition in Beijing.