Student success at Chinese Proficiency Competition 2018

On Saturday 19 May 2018, contestants from the University of Melbourne competed at the 17th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students (Melbourne).

Rachel Madin and Adrienne Bray were able to repeat history by winning the top two prizes. The judging panel was deeply impressed by their language proficiency, insights into Chinese culture and outstanding artistic performances. Rachel (Bachelor of Arts [Chinese Studies and Screen Studies]), the first-place winner, and Adrienne (Bachelor of Arts [Chinese and Asian Studies]), the runner-up, will travel to China in July to represent Victorian universities in this competition’s grand finale, face challenges from elite Chinese language learners all over the world and compete for a grand reward of a multi-year scholarship to study at a preferred Chinese university. Big congratulations to our outstanding students, and also to Ms Ruonan Zeng, Principal Tutor in Chinese Studies, who received the ‘Excellent Supervisor’ awards for coaching the two students.


Rachel Madin during her performance.


Adrienne Bray during her performance.


Rachel Madin receives her trophy and certificate for first place from Mr Zeng Jianhua, Chinese Deputy Consul-General (Melbourne)


Adrienne Bray receives her trophy and certificate for second place from Mr Hong Lim MP, Member for Clarinda


Ms Ruonan Zeng receives her certificate for Excellent Supervisor from Professor Colin Clark, Dean of the College of Business, and Local Director of the Victoria Business Confucius Institute, Victoria University.


L-R: Last year’s first-place winner Bridie Allen, Adrienne Bray, Ruonan Zeng and Rachel Madin.