The Chinese language program participated in the Sixth Chinese Language and Culture Proficiency Competition at the Tucson Chinese Culture Center, September 30, 2017. The event was hosted by the Confucius Institute of the University of Arizona. Participants competed in group drama and quizzes. The Chinese language program had a strong showing at the event. Students from Chinese 102 participated in the competition, EAS major Anthony Burtman served as an MC, and four faculty members (Dian Li, Feng-hsi Liu, Jiang Wu and Wenhao Diao) served as judges of the drama competition. In addition, student work from language classes, including Chinese writings and paintings, was showcased at the exhibiting hall. The skit ‘I Want a Chinese Friend’ performed by CHN 102 students Bret Izzo, Brendan Quigley, and Joseph Moullet won second place in the drama competition at the elementary level. The skit ‘The Liar’s Diary’ performed by Olivia Bowers, Kianny Calvo and Mathew Coles won third place at the elementary level.
Photo: Bret Izzo, Brendan Quigley, and Joseph Moullet performed the skit ‘I Want a Chinese Friend’ at the Sixth CIUA Chinese Language and Culture Day at the Tucson Chinese Culture Center, September 30, 2017.