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Chinese Bridge - Jerusha Kones (Ye Shuhua)                 

Chinese Bridge - Wambui Emelda (Wan Moyi)

Chinese Bridge - Kate Machang’a (Ma Kaini)

by Wambui Emelda (Wan Moyi)

The Chinese bridge competition on 2018 was well celebrated and we underwent different process before qualifying to participate in the competition, during the competition and even after the competition.
Prior to the competition our class teachers announced to us about the competition and the steps required to qualify to be a participant. Being a 2nd year student , Miss Wang Yuan announced to us of the auditions that were to take place on 2018/04/12.With the incentives of being considered as one of those to join in the summer camp that would be held in China and the gifts to those who’s qualified the numbers was good despite the continuing strike. I think the audition was fair.
During the process of preparing for the competition. We would meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Each student was assigned a teacher which I believe was a good initiative. We however shared a common teacher to teach us about the question and answer part of the competition. It will be appreciated if in future the question and part will be availed earlier and the training of the question and answer part be given as much importance as the rest.
During the competition, we the competitors were well taken care of. Upon arriving in Nairobi, we were able to practice with the help of our able and willing teachers. The teachers were assisting us before and even after we performed always encouraging us. We hope to represent you better next time. The accommodation was perfect.
It was clear the advantage our competition institution had over us was practice and experience. It will be appreciated if next year we can start practicing earlier the talent part of the competition. Also it will be greatly appreciated if the learning about China history and geography can be included in the curriculum.
In conclusion the competition was learning experience .We appreciate the effort that our teachers put in. We are grateful for the support of the Confucius institute.

by Jerusha Kones (Ye Shuhua)                   

The Chinese bridge competition held in the University of Nairobi on 11th May was a success. I want to thank the Confucius Institute at Moi University for giving me an opportunity to take part in the competition.

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The competition gave me an opportunity to learn more about the Chinese language and culture. It also gave me exposure by competiting with other students of Confucius Institutes in Kenya.
The training session was a success with the great help from our dedicated teachers, right from being taught the tones to the talent.
The most challenging part of the training was how to master the question section, there were a lot of questions on the Chinese language and culture and I had little knowledge on the same. I also encountered a challenge in getting the tones right having learnt the language for a short period of time.
I advocate that Chinese culture be taught in the syllabus so as to easen grasping of the knowledge of the culture in the question section, the teachers should be teaching us Chinese songs and dances during free time so that students can be familiar with the same.
I want to appreciate the teachers for their support and friendly attitude towards us during the training upto the competition day. Such opportunities provided by our Confucius Institute improve our learning and understanding of the Chinese language and culture.

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by Kate Machang’a( Ma Kaini)

On 11th of May 2018, Kenya held the 17th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for University Students. The competition was held at University of Nairobi.

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After long days of practicing, our university, Moi University Confucious Institute provided 4 girls to represent Moi University during the competition.

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I was amazed to see very many students with a pure command on the language. I got to interact with students from different universities all over the country. I must say it was an incredible experience.

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