The Chinese Bridge Competition is back! Registration is open now.

Following the great success of the 20th Chinese Bridge Competition in the Netherlands last year, full of talented young language learners and fantastic cultural performances, we are delighted to organize the Chinese Bridge Competition again this year! After two years of being online, we are happy that we can finally organize an on-location event in a characteristic cinema theatre Lumiere in the historic city centre of Maastricht.

So have you missed out on last year’s competition? Here is your chance to sign up for the twenty-first edition of the ‘Chinese Bridge’ Chinese Proficiency Competition 2022 for students in Dutch higher education, also known as 汉语桥比赛!

汉语桥比赛 is an international Chinese speech competition that serves as a stage for cultural and educational interaction. It provides an opportunity for talented students to demonstrate their language proficiency and acquire confidence in their speaking talents. It is a gathering for language learners to exchange and share their learning experiences. It also offers a step closer to achieving their academic or career goals.

“The past two years, we have seen a tremendous change taking place everywhere. We, therefore, believe that the theme “天下一家” (One World, One Family) is still relevant and important.” says our office manager Cathérine.

This year’s edition is planned for June 24th 2022, at the beautiful location Lumière in Maastricht.

About the Competition 

The competition is divided into three sections:

  1. A speech on a topic of your choice centered on the theme “天下一家” (One World, One Family) followed by,
  2. Contestants will be asked questions about the Chinese language, culture, or SDG topics during a Q&A session*.
  3. A talent show in which participants will be encouraged to demonstrate one of their Chinese-related talents, such as Chinese calligraphy, poetry recitation, singing, martial arts, paper cutting, mask painting, etc.
 *Before the competition, qualifying candidates will be given access to the competition question bank. 


We have some great prizes to hand over!

The top contestant will be the winner of the Dutch Final and has the opportunity to travel to China to compete in the final international competition round (COVID restrictions pending). All contestants have the chance to win exciting prizes, including

  • An internship in an international organization
  • Voucher for an HSK course* of choice
  • Other exclusive gifts from our sponsors
*To be used at Confucius Institute worldwide

Sign up before May 24th* to secure your place in the competition and use this unique chance to scale up your Chinese language skills. And, let’s make a great event together!

*Please read the Chinese Bridge Competition – entry requirements 2022  for more information. 

Want to register?  Click here! 


New Course Schedule is Now Online!

Register now, courses start in the first week of March. 

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