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Language Proficiency Testing

The Confucius Institute at Alabama A&M University conducts yearly Chinese Proficiency Tests (YCT and HSK) at the Testing Center on AAMU campus.

What is YCT?

YCT is an international standardized Chinese language test which is directed at examining non- native primary and secondary school students’ ability to apply Chinese language in their studies and daily lives.YCT consists of two independent parts: written test and oral test.

What is HSK?

The HSK is an international standardized Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily lives, academic and working settings. It has six levels.

HSKK is HSK Speaking Test. It can be divided into three levels, namely, HSKK (Basic), HSKK
(Intermediate) and HSKK (Advanced).

HSK Test ArrangemenT

Test date Registration Deadline Registry fee Results Accouncement

December 1, 2019

Testing Schedule:

Dec.1st 9:00am:

HSK-2, HSK-4, HSK-6

Dec.1st 1:30pm:

HSK-1, HSK-3, HSK-5

Dec.1st 4:30pm:

HSKK (Oral , Elementary)

Nov. 21, 2019

Written Test:

HSK-1 ($20)

HSK-2 ($30)

HSK-3 ($40)

HSK-4 ($50)

HSK-5 ($60)

HSK-6 ($70)

Oral Test:

HSKK Elementary ($20)

HSKK Intermediate ($30)

HSKK Advanced ($40)

Feb. 1, 2020

YCT TEST ARRANGEMENT

Test Date Registration Deadline Registry fee Results Accouncement

December 1, 2019

November 21, 2019

Written Test:

YCT-1 ($10)

YCT-2 ($15)

YCT-3 ($20)

YCT-4 ($25)

Oral Test:

YCT Elementary ($15)

YCT Intermediate ($15)

Feb. 1, 2020

How to Register:

  1. Go to www.chinesetest.cn, select Test Taker tab
  2. To Register: Select New User to register
  3. Upload photo
  4. Pay online
  5. Print admission ticket

Testing Location 125 J.F. Drake Memorial LRC - Library

Contact Information

Testing Center Director: Mr. Alfonso Smith
Testing services at Alabama A&M University
Bibb Graves, #100
Normal, AL 35762
Phone: 256-372-5635
E-mail: alfonso.smith@aamu.edu

CIAAMU Instructor: Dr. Zhensan Fang
Confucius Institute at Alabama A&M University
Carver Complex Thomas Wing (South), #114
Normal, AL 35762
Phone: 256-372-7166
E-mail: zhenson.fang@aamu.edu

CIAAMU Coordinator: Miss Stephanie Hicks
Confucius Institute at Alabama A&M University
Councill Hall, Reception
Normal, AL 35762
Phone: 256-372-5885
E-mail: stephanie.hicks@aamu.edu

More information
www.chinesetest.cn
Please visit www.chinesetest.cn for easy registration, as well as access to test results and
downloadable test materials.

  • Introduction to Chinese Test 汉语考试介绍

    为支持各国汉语教学,孔子学院总部 / 国家汉办主办并授权汉考国际组织实施 HSK、 HSKK、YCT(中小学生汉语考试)、BCT(商务汉语考试)和 HSKE 等多种汉语考试。

    2017年全球参加上述考试的考生达 700 万人次。

    To support the Chinese language education worldwide, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) sponsors and authorizes Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd. to conduct Chinese tests, including HSK, HSKK, BCT(Business Chinese Test), YCT (Youth Chinese Test) and HSKE. The total number of test takers taking part in the above mentioned Chinese tests reached 7,000,000 in 2017.

    HSK 是一项国际汉语能力标准化考试,重点考查汉语非第一语言 的考生在生活、学习和工作中运用汉语进行交际的能力,分为六级。

    HSK is an international standardized Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily lives, academic and working settings. It has six levels.

    HSKK 即汉语水平口语考试,分为初级、中级和高级。

    HSKK is HSK Speaking Test. It can be divided into three levels, namely, HSKK (Basic), HSKK (Intermediate) and HSKK (Advanced).

    八年来,HSK、HSKK 考生人数年均增幅达37%,2017 年,全球共有50多万人参加了上述考试。

    For the past seven years, the number of HSK and HSKK Tests takers increases at 37% per year. In 2017, there are altogether 500,000 people from all over the world sit the tests mentioned above.

    目前,共有1066个HSK/HSKK/YCT/BCT考点,遍及全球125个国家和地区。

    At present, there are 1066 HSK/HSKK/YCT/BCT test centers in total, located throughout 125 countries and regions.

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  • What will a HSK test do for you? 汉语考试用途

    1. Gateway to studying in China 留学中国的通行证

    中国教育部规定,外国留学生注册进入中国大学学习,需达到汉语水平考试HSK四级或以上。

    It’s regulated by the Chinese Ministry of Education that foreign students who enroll in Chinese universities to study shall pass the HSK level 4 or above exams.

    2. A must for applying for scholarships and summer camps 申请奖学金和夏令营的必备条件

    A must for applying for scholarships and summer camps

    (1)奖学金:申请“孔子学院奖学金来华学习者,须同时持有HSK和HSKK的成绩报告。Learners who want to apply the Confucius Institute Scholarships should take the score reports of both HSK and HSKK.

    奖学金类别

    Categories of Scholarships

    HSK 要求达到

    Required HSK Level

    HSKK 要求达到

    Required HSKK Level

    One-Academic-Year Study Students

    一学年研修生

    180 for level 3

    or 180 in BCT (A)

    3 180

    或 BCT(A)180 分

    60 points on HSKK(Basic)

    or 180 BCT (Oral)

    初级 60

    或 BCT(口语) 180

    One Semester Trainee

    一学期研修生

    120 for level 2

    or 100 in BCT(A)

    2 120

    或 BCT(A)100 分

    40 points on HSKK(Basic)

    or 120 BCT (Oral)

    2 初级 40

    或 BCT(口语) 120

    Four-Week Study Students

    四周研修生

    excellent performers in HSK/BCT

    HSK/BCT 优秀考生

     

    (2) All test takers who took HSK/HSKK/YCT/BCT abroad are eligible to apply for the Chinese Test Summer Camp to experience Chinese culture and learn the language for a short period in China

    夏令营:凡在海外参加孔子学院总部各种汉语考试的考生,都可以申请“汉语考试夏令营来华短期文化体验和语言学习。

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    3. Priority conditions for the Confucius China Studies Program 参加孔子新汉学计划的优先条件

    (1) Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship 中外合作培养博士项目

    Support doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities to come to China for study, research and the writing of their doctoral dissertations. Students who successfully complete the program may receive Ph.D. degrees either from the foreign universities they registered or from both the Chinese and the foreign universities. HSK test scores over 180 points at level 3 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions.

    资助在外国大学注册的博士生来华学习、开展研究 及撰写博士论文,达到相关要求的,由外国大学单 独或中外大学同时授予博士学位,HSK成绩须达到三级180分,同等条件下汉语水平优异者优先。

    (2)Ph.D. in China Fellowship 来华攻读博士学位项目

    Support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in Chinese universities. HSK test scores over 180 points at level 5 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions.

    资助外国学生来华攻读博士学位,HSK 成绩须达到五级 180 分,同等条件下汉语水平优 异者优先。

    4.Plus for Career Building 竞争职场的利器

    More and more foreign government a n d multinational companies have recognized HSK, HSKK, BCT and other Chinese tests, and have used them as criteria for recruitment, performance evaluation and promotion.

    HSK、HSKK和BCT被越来越多的国家政府部门、跨国企业采纳,作为招聘、提薪和晋升的重要依据和考核标准。

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  • YCT Test Purposes YCT汉语考试用途

    汉语考试用途Test Purposes

    1.为考生了解、提高自己的汉语能力提供参考依据。

    A reference point for candidates to understand and improve their Chinese ability.

    2.为相关汉语教学单位、培训机构的汉语教学提供参考依据。

    A reference point for relevant teaching and training institutions to teach Chinese.

    3.为相关汉语教学单位、培训机构评价教学或培训成效提供参考依据。

    A reference point for relevant teaching and training institutions to evaluate teaching or training effectiveness.

    4.为考生参加HSK考试提供参考依据。

    A reference point for candidates to take the HSK examination.

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  • Test Structure 考试结构
    Chinese Proficiency Test
    1. Chinese Proficiency Test(HSK) 汉语水平考试

    HSK comprises of six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6,include paper-based test and Internet-based test.

    HSK 包括 HSK(一级)、HSK(二级)、HSK(三级)、HSK(四级)、HSK(五级)、 HSK(六级)。提供纸笔及网络考试两种形式。

    1. HSK Speaking Test(HSKK) 汉语水平口语考试

    HSKK can be divide into three levels of HSKK(Basic), HSKK(Intermediate) and HSKK(Advanced), and the test takers' on-site performance will be recorded.

    HSKK 包括 HSKK(初级)、HSKK(中级)和 HSKK(高级),考试采用录音形式。

    Youth Chinese Test

    1. Written Test Structure YCT笔试试卷结构

    YCT comprises of four levels from YCT - Level 1 to YCT - Level 4,include paper-based test and Internet-based test.

    YCT笔试 包括 YCT(一级)、YCT(二级)、YCT(三级)、YCT(四级),提供纸笔及网络考试两种形式。

    2. YCT Oral Test YCT口语考试

    The oral test includes YCT-Speaking(Basic) and YCT-Speaking (Intermediate), and test takers’ on-site performance will be recorded

    YCT口语考试 包括 YCT口语考试(初级)、YCT口语考试(中级)。考试采用录音形式。

    Mock Test 模拟考试

    Visit www.chinesetest.cn to take a mock test online

    登录 www.chinesetest.cn 可在线进行模拟考试

    Written Test Structure

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