(ECNS) – Seventeen students selected by the US government were tested on their Chinese language proficiency in Chengdu, Sichuan province, by finding delicious food in the city on Wednesday afternoon, West China Metropolis Daily reported.
The high school students, aged 15 to 18, were selected from all over the US. After two weeks of summer school at the local Shuangliu Tangzhong Foreign Language School for Chinese, they were challenged to find four designated restaurants, during which they can speak only Chinese.
The 17 students were divided into four groups, with each member being given 60 yuan. They could only take the bus or walk. The one who finds the four designated restaurants first would be the winner.
When they reach each destination, they must speak Sichuan dialect or accept a tongue twister challenge from the restaurant before they are allowed to enjoy delicious local food and moving onto the next mission.