Student Kira Kondratkova Wins Chinese Proficiency Competition

Monday, May 14, 2018
Photo of Kira Kondratkova

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY (BEIJING) -- Kira Kondratkova, a Russian student from San Francisco State University, had something to say on Sunday in San Francisco, where she won in a Chinese language contest in the region, together with two other students.

She won first place in the San Francisco regional preliminary contest of the 2018 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese proficiency competition. She said she felt honored to receive the prize at this “big competition.”

“It makes me want to become even better at Chinese and develop bridges between our countries," she told Xinhua after the competition held in Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, during which the contestants demonstrated their Chinese language skills, knowledge about Chinese history and culture, and participated in a talent show involving singing and dancing.

Kondratkova is a graduate student on a Fulbright Scholarship teaching English as a foreign language at SFSU.