Foreign language success stories

DVC students win at Chinese Bridge and CLTAC Mandarin speech contests

Chinese Bridge competition students standing with awardsThis past April, students from Diablo Valley College participated in the  Chinese Bridge Speech Contest held at San Francisco  State University, and the CLTAC Mandarin Speech Contest, held at Lowell High  School in San Francisco.

The 16th annual Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition was attended by four DVC Mandarin students who competed against students from  San Francisco State  University, CSU East Bay, City College of San Francisco, and UC Berkeley. The competition was organized by the Confucius Institute at SFSU and was sponsored by the Hanban/Confucius Institute which is headquartered in Beijing China, and the Education Office of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco. 

CLTAC students standing with awardsLater in the month, 26 DVC students competed in the 42nd CLTAC Mandarin  Speech Contest in San Francisco. The contest, hosted by the Chinese Language  Teachers Association of California, is the  largest of its kind in the country, and more than 600 Bay Area Chinese students participated  in this year’s contest.

DVC Mandarin students competed against students from 13 other Bay Area  colleges and universities, including City College of San Francisco, CSU East Bay,  Defense Language Institute, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, UC  Berkeley, UC Davis, and University of San Francisco, among others. 

Professor Sheree Lin, head of DVC’s Chinese program, congratulates all the  students who participated, and gives special thanks to the speech coach Han Lu,  all of Chinese tutors, teacher assistants, the Foreign Language Department and  the Applied and Fine Arts Division for their support.

DVC applauds the following students on their awards and thanks them for doing a great job representing our school! 

Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition winners

Best Eloquence Hyngsub Yoo
Best Organization Diablo Valley College
Best Talent Yuka Hamada
Honorable Mention Misaki Arai
Honorable Mention Yuka Shimai

CLTAC Mandarin Speech Contest winners 

Second Prize Yuqi Zhang
Third Prize Yuka Hamada
Honorable Mention Candice Butte
Honorable Mention Victoria NG
Honorable Mention Shiho Oe
Honorable Mention Hyngsub Yoo