HSK/HSKK

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Test schedule in 2017

About HSK

About HSKK

Online Test Prepare System

Test Fee

How to register a test
For more information please go to www.chinesetest.cn

About our Test Center

Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona serves as the first Internet-based Chinese Test Center in Arizona, approved by 汉办Hàn bàn/Confucius Institute Headquarters to offer international standardized tests of Chinese language proficiency. In association with local schools and Confucius classrooms, the center offers Chinese proficiency Test/Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì(HSK) twice a year, and offers Youth Chinese Test (YCT) accordingly as needed.

Our Contact information is:
Email: ychen@email.arizona.edu
Tel: 520-626-5124

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Test Schedule in 2017

 

汉语水平考试(HSK), 新中小学生汉语考试(YCT)及口语考试(HSKK

 

考试日期

Test Dates

 

报名截止日期

Deadline for Registration

 

成绩公布日期

Date of Results Announced

 

HSK, HSKK

5月20

May 20th

星期六Sat.

5月10日

May 10th

6月5日

Jun. 5th 

HSK, HSKK

12 月3

Dec. 3rd

星期日Sun.

 

11月23

Nov. 23rd

201812月18

Dec. 18th 2017

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About HSK

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
The new HSK test was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by experts from different disciplines including Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement. The new exam combines the advantages of the original HSK while taking into consideration recent trends in Chinese language training by conducting surveys and making use of the latest findings in international language testing.

I. Test Structure
The new HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. The new HSK consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. There are six levels of writing tests, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI). There are three levels of speaking tests, namely the HSK (beginner level), HSK (intermediate level), and HSK (advanced level). During the speaking test, test takers’ speeches will be recorded.

New HSK

Vocabulary

CLPS

CEF

HSK (Level VI)

Over 5,000

Level V

C2

HSK (Level V)

2500

C1

HSK (Level IV)

1200

Level IV

B2

HSK (Level III)

600

Level III

B1

HSK (Level II)

300

Level II

A2

HSK (Level I)

150

Level I

A1

II. Test Levels
The different levels of the new HSK are similar to some of the levels in the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF); details are as follows:

Writing Test

Speaking Test

HSK (Level VI)

HSK (Advanced Level)

HSK (Level V)

HSK (Level IV)

HSK (Intermediate Level)

HSK (Level III)

HSK (Level II)

HSK (Beginner Level)

HSK (Level I)

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level III) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level IV) can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays, and give a full-length speech in Chinese.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level VI) can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper.

IV. Testing Purposes

The new HSK retains the former HSK’s orientation as a general (or universal) Chinese language abilities test for adult learners. The results of the test can serve several purposes:

  1. A reference for an educational institution’s decision-making concerning recruiting students, assigning students to different classes, allowing students to skip certain courses and giving students academic credits.
  2. A reference for employers’ decision-making concerning the recruitment, training and promotion of test takers.
  3. A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese.
  4. A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.
  5. Results Certificate

As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students’ entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date).Test takers will receive the results for the new HSK issued by Hanban within three weeks after the test.

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About HSKK

I. Test Structure

The HSK Speaking Test (Beginner Level) assesses the test takers’ ability to express themselves in oral Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level I and Level II of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK Speaking Test (Beginner Level) can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and meet specific needs for communication.

The HSK Speaking Test (Intermediate Level) assesses the test takers’ ability to express themselves in oral Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level III and Level IV of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK Speaking Test (Intermediate Level) can understand intermediate Chinese and converse fluently with native Chinese speakers.

The HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) assesses the test takers’ ability to express themselves orally in Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level V of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the C Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) can understand spoken Chinese and fluently express their ideas in Chinese.

II. Test Target

The HSK Speaking Test (Beginner Level) is intended for the students who have studied Chinese 2-3 class hours per week for 1-2 semesters. These students have mastered about 200 commonly used words.

The HSK Speaking Test (Intermediate Level) is intended for students who have studied Chinese 2-3 hours per week for 1-2 academic years. These students have mastered about 900 commonly used words.

The HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) is intended for the students who have studied Chinese 2-3 class hours per week for more than 2 academic years. These students have mastered about 3,000 common words.

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Online Test Prepare System

Do a sample HSK exam on line. Visit: http://www.chinesetest.cn/gosimexam.do

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Test fee

    HSK收费标准/HSK Test Fees美元/U.S. Dollar

 
HSK Level I $20
HSK Level II $30
HSK Level III $40
HSK Level IV $50
HSK Level V $60
HSK Level VI $70
HSKK (Beginner Level) $20
HSKK (Intermediate Level) $30
HSKK (Advanced Level) $40
 

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How to register a test

Please see the following registration instructions: (Please be aware that the online registration system will be open five weeks before the test date and will close 10 days before the test date)

  1. Go to www.chinesetest.cn and sign up to be a member of the website.
  2. After signing up, choose level and then choose test center.
  3. Choose the date you want to take the test.
  4. Fill out personal information.
  5. Upload your photo. 
  6. Confirm registration.
  7. Pay your test fee to complete your registration.

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