Waterloo Student Wins Chinese Proficiency Competition

Friday, April 1, 2011

Director of Confucius Institute with students and Administrative DeanWATERLOO, Ontario (April 1, 2011) – Anushervon Saidmuradov, a Software Engineering student at the University of Waterloo, was declared champion at the 9th Annual Ontario University Students Chinese Proficiency Competition on March 11, 2011, held at McMaster University in Hamilton.

As a national winner, Saidmuradov will represent Canada in July at the final competition in China. Fellow students Kirill Erokhin and Jacob Marchel, also learning Chinese at Renison University College, also received awards for their success in the competition.

Organized by the Headquarters of Confucius Institutes in Beijing, this worldwide competition aims to stimulate the learning of the Chinese language among university and college students. Competitors are judged on their Chinese language proficiency, knowledge about China, Chinese cultural skills and comprehensive learning abilities.

Principal Glenn F. Cartwright congratulated Yan Li, Director of the Confucius Institute, for coaching the Renison students. “It’s highly appropriate for our students to accomplish so much given their hard work and commitment and that of their teachers.”

This is the fourth time in the past five years that Waterloo students have received major awards at the championships.

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