DIT Erasmus student wins Chinese Proficiency Competition


08 May 2013:  The 11th Chinese Bridge Competition – the Chinese Proficiency Competition in Ireland – has been won by Max Erpelding, an Erasmus student currently studying in DIT. Max, who is from France, is studying on the BA programme in Chinese and International Business programme in DIT.  He will now go on to represent Ireland in the international finals of Chinese Bridge, to be held in Beijing this summer.

This prestigious competition is open to students around the world who study Chinese, and contestants take part in preliminary rounds in their home country.   Participants must demonstrate their knowledge of Chinese culture, history and the language itself and must also showcase a traditional Chinese skill or a talent, such as music, singing, dance, calligraphy, reciting poetry, story-telling, acrobatics martial arts, and painting.   Some 120 students from different countries will participate in the finals.   
This is the third consecutive year that students from the DIT School of Languages have successfully represented Ireland at this prestigious Chinese competition. The competition is sponsored and organized by Hanban (which is affiliated with China's Ministry of Education) and by the Confucius Institute.

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