Hua Hsia Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition

WebWant to put your Mandarin to test? Children will gain experience, build self-confidence and improve their Mandarin through the Hua Hsia Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition! The Chinese Speaking Competition is open to entries until noon on the 20th October 2014. There are 2 categories: Group A (age between 6 and 11 years old), Group B (age between 12 and 18 years old).

Who is eligible?
Primary, secondary and language schools are eligible to apply. Students must be from 6 to 18 years old and non-native speakers of Chinese.

How can I participate?
Preliminary Competition: Each student needs to submit a 1-2 minute voice recording to us before the 20th October 2014. Topics can be Chinese poems, Chinese idioms or stories. We will select 10 students from Group A and 10 students from Group B for the Final Competition on the 26th October 2014. Students who are successful in the first stage will be informed on the 23rd October 2014.
Final Competition: Each student from Group A will present a 2 minute speech on topics related to Chinese Culture. Each student from Group B will present a 2 minute speech as well as a 1 minute speech on the topics given on the day. 5 winners will be chosen from each group and the results will be announced on the day.
The judge will mark on accuracy, pronunciation, fluency and cultural content.

What are the prizes?
A free trial with the reading website 5QChannel will be given to all who make it into the Final Competition. Chinese story reading resources will be available to download from the 5QChannel site.
There will be 5 winners from each group of the Final Competition. Prizes include £50 vouchers, £25 vouchers and £10 vouchers.

How to apply?
Please complete the online application form on Once you have submitted the online application you will receive an invitation by email to submit the voice recording.

Details of the competition:

Date 26 October 2014
Venue 98 The Broadway, London, NW7 3TB (Mill Hill Branch)
Date of Preliminary Competition 22 September – 20 October (Before noon)
Please complete the online application form on
Date of Final Competition 26 October (Sunday) 13:30 -17:30
Cost Free for all

Hua Hsia welcome people who are interested in Chinese culture and Mandarin language to join our event. Please do send an email to to confirm a place. You will need to provide your contact information, such as; name, email address and mobile number.

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