Mr. Caleb Dependahl, a GW student double majoring in Asian Studies and Chinese language and literature, participated in the 9th Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition and won the third place prize and special performance award. He impressed audience with his sense of humor as well as his exceptional speaking skills. Here is the speech part of his competition (videotaped by Phyllis Zhang).
At the reception after the contest in the Education Office of Chinese Embassy in Washington DC, Caleb was asked to give his talent show performance again. His Chinese fluency and humor impressed everyone. (Left, Xu Lin,Director General of Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, China. Photo by Gengyun Wei, a Hanban visiting teaching fellow, who coached Caleb for this competition.)