HSK Examinee Number Hits Record High at the Confucius Institute at Kyrgyz National University

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Kyrgyz National University [Time]    2010-12-13 16:53:59 

Examinees searching for examination rooms

Bishkek, at 9 a.m. on Dec. 5th, 2010—the HSK began on schedule at the Confucius Institute at Kyrgyz National University. A total of 486 examinees signed up for the test covering 6 levels, a 61% increase compared with that of this May, which hit a new record and far exceeded the request of Hanban’s Division of Testing—a 20% increase. Nearly 400 examinees took the written exam levels 1-6 on the day of the exam, including students from universities in Bishkek, Issyk-Kul State University and Naryn State University as well as some members of the general public, among whom, an examinee from Issyk-Kul State University who signed up for level 6 and was injured in a traffic accident last week still completed the exam. Everyone was move by the firmness and perseverance of the examinee.

The sharp increase in the number of examinees indicates that HSK has been widely recognized by local students and Chinese enthusiasts as an authoritative test measuring people's proficiency of Chinese thanks to the Confucius Institute’s efforts in organizing and promoting the test.

Chinese and Kyrgyzstan directors of the Confucius Institute inspecting the exam

Chinese teachers and volunteers from the Confucius Institute and Confucius Classroom at Kyrgyz National University did a lot of work during the registration, providing the examinees with detailed information about the test. The institute organized pre-examination training for the examinees after the registration, featuring guidance aimed at examinees with different levels with emphasis on listening, reading and writing skills. The training was well welcomed by the examinees.

Pre-exam training for examinees

The Confucius Institute hosted a pre-exam training for proctors at 10 a.m. on Dec. 2nd, local time, to ensure the smooth running of the test.

Pre-exam training for proctors

The successful HSK test helped the Confucius Institute strengthen ties with its Confucius Classroom as well as surrounding schools. To further promote Chinese education in Kyrgyzstan, the institute will make greater efforts to expand exchange and cooperation with surrounding schools and seek more advancement opportunities.