Virtual Chinese Quiz Bowl
This year's Chinese Quiz Bowl will be offered online on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 10-11 AM EST (9 - 10 AM CST) and sponsored by the Great Lakes Chinese Consortium.
Divisions include first, second, third, and fourth-year learners in high school and middle school. Students compete in the same divisions simultaneously, marked by years of study, but will be awarded separately, according to middle school and high school levels.
This year, we are again inviting heritage and immersion students to join in the fun. Although heritage and immersion students will compete in the same rounds with non-heritage/non-immersion students (in accordance with the year of Chinese they are taking in high school or middle school), they will also be ranked separately and in their respective divisions, though not by high school and middle school levels.
We ask that students choose the year of Chinese in which they are enrolled (first through fourth) and to also identify on the registration form if they are non-heritage (not from a Chinese-speaking family and not having spent more than six months in China); heritage (from a family where some Chinese is spoken, but not so much that you feel you would have an unfair advantage); and immersion (six or more hours of Chinese per week). Please understand that the heritage and immersion categories are still considered experimental and that the organizers will not be involved in disputes or arbitration. Our aim is to allow a platform for everyone to have fun and to test their knowledge.
Teams should consist of two players who identify similarly. That is, non-heritage students must team up with non-heritage students, heritage students with heritage students, and immersion students with immersion students. No crossing over, please!
Beginning at 10:00 AM (9 AM CST) on March 18, teams of two will compete in a Kahoot-style format, answering questions about Chinese language, Chinese geography, and assigned Chinese idioms, available on the YouTube channel for Learn a Chinese Phrase at Wayne State University. Information, including eligibility, divisions by level, topics by level, rules, and registration are below:
COACH REGISTRATION FORM (Requires names and emails of two contestants, signed parental consent forms, and signed teacher verification forms for each contestant)