Spanish language students in Qingdao score 2nd in national contest

Students from FIU’s Spanish language program at Qingdao University placed second in a prestigious national contest in Beijing – the first time any university from Qingdao has earned an award at the event.

The students – who are working toward a dual degree in Spanish – competed against 38 teams, ending just six points shy of the first place winner. The contest included a live performance in Spanish of an original script based on the hit TV show Friends.

The 6th National Spanish Dubbing Competition was held in the International Hall of the Sheikh Zayed Study Center of Beijing Foreign Studies University. The Spanish-Portuguese Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University and the Spanish-Portuguese professional group of Beijing University sponsored the competition. It was organized by the Learning Department of the Spanish and Portuguese Language Institute of Beijing Foreign Studies University. Representatives of the Spanish Embassy in Beijing and the Mexican Embassy were part of the jury.

FIU’s dual degree program in Spanish at Qingdao University is a part of the Department of Modern Languages.