Students from Confucius Institute at Yeditepe University participated in the 18th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition

On May 2, 2019, the 18th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Turkish university students was held in Ankara. Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and the Chinese Embassy in Ankara organized this competition, which was hosted by the Confucius Institute at the Middle East Technical University. More than 40 university students from all across Turkey participated in the competition. The theme of the competition was “One World One Family”. The competition was structured to include a knowledge quiz, the display of oral expression skills in Chinese, and a talent show. Yeditepe University was represented by three of its students. One of these representatives, Uğur Hürkan, gave a speech titled "The Power of Dreams", whereby he shared his personal experiences in recovering his health and continuing with his studies. In the talent show, he sang "The girl opposite, look over here", a popular Chinese song. Highly admired by the audience, Uğur had been studying Chinese for only 110 hours by the time he took the stage. The next Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition will be held at Boğaziçi University.