Adelaide University students take clean sweep at Hanyu Qiao finals in Perth

The preliminary finals of the Hanyu Qiao Chinese Speaking Competition for university students from SA, WA, NT and the ACT was held in Perth last week, with students from the University of Adelaide placing first, second and third!

The Confucius Institute would like to congratulate the winner Corey Kirkham on his stellar performance and wish him the best of luck attending the final in China later this year.

Congratulations also to the runner up, Giorgio Beames, and third place getter Natalie Omond.

The competition consisted of three components; a general knowledge test, a public speech in Chinese and a Chinese cultural performance. Now in it’s 15th year the annual competition sees the best Chinese language students from around the world compete to represent their country in the finals held in Changsha, China.

The competition provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of students learning Chinese and encourages them to continue their passion for the language.

The Hanyu Qiao preliminary finals for high-school students will be held at Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide, from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Friday June 10.

Corey Kirkham

Corey Kirkham performing at the 2016 Hanyu Qiao preliminary final

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