Sara Yousef, the first place winner, holds her prize after the final of "Chinese bridge" competition in Amman, Jordan, on May 16, 2019. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute has won the first place in the final of "Chinese Bridge," a Chinese proficiency competition held in Jordan. A total of 11 Jordanian students from several universities took part in the national contest. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)
AMMAN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute has won the first place in the final of "Chinese Bridge," a Chinese proficiency competition held in Jordan.
The University of Jordan won the second place in the competition, according to an announcement made during a ceremony on Thursday.
Sara Yousef, a student at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute, won the first place in the contest, while Aya Nezar, a student from the University of Jordan, won the second place.
The two students are qualified for the international Chinese language contest that will be held in Beijing in July and August.
A total of 11 Jordanian students from several universities took part in the national contest.
Yousef said she chose to study Chinese after visiting China several times with her father, and she has studied Chinese for more than five years.
Learning Chinese helps her learn more about the Chinese culture and explore working opportunities, she told Xinhua.
Meanwhile, Nezar also expressed her joy for winning the second place, saying learning Chinese helps her with a brighter future.
Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang said the competition is a result of cooperation between the two countries, as China-Jordan relations are growing in fields of culture, trade and investment.
As a hub of stability and security in the Middle East, Jordan enjoys an attractive environment for investment, he added.