The sixth edition of the St. Petersburg Middle School Chinese Bridge Competition was held Wednesday on the city's Vasilievsky Island,Hogan
, with more than 20 Russian students from ages 10 to 15 displaying an unprecedented high level of knowledge of Chinese language and culture.The event,louis vuitton handbags
, organized in association with the local Confucius Institute, brought together local Chinese community leaders, consular staff, teachers, parents and children in a celebration of the rise of Chinese as a subject in the Russian school curriculum.In tune with the globalized world into which they have been born,gucci outlet
, many students spoke of the opportunities they have already had to visit China and of their desire to return one day to continue their Chinese studies.As well as a speech,http://www.louisvuittonrains.com/
, students were asked to prepare a short cultural performance, which in most cases took the form of poetry or song. The older students also responded to a series of challenging questions about Chinese history and culture.The winners of the junior and senior sections of this year's competition,louboutin pas cher
, Evgenia Efimenko and Anastasia Avdeeva,http://www.raybanrains.com/
, spoke of their gratitude for the many hours of hard work put in by their teachers to prepare them for the event.A team will now be chosen to represent the city of St. Petersburg at the international Middle School Chinese Bridge Competition in China later this year. St. Petersburg teams have been regular place-getters at the international event in recent years,air jordan 13
, and in view of the quality of this year's competition, expectations this year remain high.
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