News Conference: Bay Area K-12 students to showcase Chinese language skills

SAN FRANCISCO, January 2, 2013 -The Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University announces the 10th annual Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest.

More than 1,400 K-12 students from across the Bay Area are set to participate in the 10th Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest, hosted this March with cooperation from the San Francisco Unified School District at Marina Middle School. Students will compete within their grade level in Chinese brush calligraphy, pen calligraphy, painting, composition, translation and poetry recitation.

Jiaxin Xie, director of SF State’s Confucius Institute, and Organizing Committee members will discuss the contest’s registration and regulations, as well as the preparation and development of Chinese language learning activities for students of all grade levels.

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 10–11 a.m.

WHERE: Room 333, Burk Hall,San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, Calif. 94132

INFO: To RSVP, get directions to campus, or to arrange an interview with Jiaxin Xie at another time, please contact Gianna Devoto at (415) 338-6745 or




The Confucius Institute at SF State, the first program of its kind in the Western U.S., promotes understanding of Chinese language and culture through facilitated instruction in the classroom and beyond. The Confucius Institute provides learning opportunities at all levels, including Chinese language courses, teacher training, courses for American principals and superintendents, Internet-based Chinese proficiency tests and Chinese culture and arts performances.

SF State is the only master's level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The university enrolls more than 30,000 students each year. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communications arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies -- the University's more than 219,000 graduates have contributed to the economic cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.