The University of Jordan (UJ) student Alaa Qtitat has won the second place of the 12th Middle East & Africa Korean Language Contest, which took place on April 26th, in Egypt.
The contest is held annually at the Faculty of Al Alsun at Ain Shams University and is considered a unique cultural and teaching event for Korean language students in the Middle East and Africa to display their language skills and share their Korean language learning experience.
The contest saw the participation of around 17 Korean language students from the hosting faculty and the Korean Cultural Center in Egypt, as well as three students from the UAE, Jordan and Morocco.
"The contest widened my cultural horizons" Qtitat said. She stated that the contest has taught her a lot, including how to challenge herself to reach the goal.
At the end of the competition, the Korean ambassador to Egypt Yoon Yeocheol distributed certificates of recognition and souvenirs to the winners.
On a similar note, UJ students claimed the top three spots at the 17th "Chinese-Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students in Jordan which was held at Philadelphia University in Amman on May 9th.
UJ student Layan Alharsh won the first place of the contest, followed by Alaa Jamal and Taima' Ibrahim Shdaifat won the second and third places respectively.
The three students will join winners from other parts of the world to participate in the competition's final round in Beijing this summer.
10 Chinese language learners from UJ, Philadelphia University, Yarmouk University, and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute (TAG-Confucius) took part in the competition.
The final stage consisted of 3 parts, speech, talent, and knowledge quiz. The contesters demonstrated high level of knowledge and remarkable performance in the contest’s three parts.
The "Chinese-Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition is a large-scale international competition sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban in China and organized by the Chinese Embassy in each country to encourage the youth to learn Chinese language and understand Chinese culture.