Bangkok Hosts the 1st Chinese Mock College Entrance Exam

[Source]    Suankularb Wittayalai School [Time]    2010-12-20 09:46:16 

On December 12th, the 1st Chinese Mock College Entrance Examination of Thailand was held at Suankularb Wittayalai School. Nearly 100 students from more than 20 schools from various areas of Thailand took part in the examination.

With Thai Chinese college entrance examinations and their conditions in mind, the Chinese mock college entrance examination was faithful in content down to aspects of question design and content selection. The mock examination provided an examination as well as guidance for a growing number of students planning to learn Chinese language in Thailand.

The event was jointly prepared for and hosted by the Confucius Institute at Suankularb Wittayalai School and the College of International Education at Shandong University. Making full use of Shandong University‘s excellent teaching resources and experience in the field of teaching Chinese to foreigners, the sponsors invited experts on Chinese teaching to foreigners from Shandong University for the compilation of a mock examination (with Thai students’ Chinese level taken into consideration) and the provision of detailed selective analyses drawing from research on recent Chinese language college entrance examinations. The Confucius Institute at Suankularb Wittayalai School was responsible for organizing students from various Thai cities in participation of the examination; they also carried out intensive tutoring. Through these efforts, the Confucius Institute hoped to meet the requirements of Thai test takers to maximum effect.

One Chinese language teacher from Kanchanaburi in Thailand that showed a strong interest in the mock examination with Thai characteristics had brought over ten students to participate in the examination. She said that students had found it a little difficult to finish the paper, given that it was their first time to take this kind of mock examination. Generally speaking, however, this kind of training was of great importance for offering guidance to students. 

The Ministry of Education of Thailand organizes three Chinese college entrance examinations for high school students majoring in Chinese language, annually. The exam’s results are regarded as a main certificate taken into consideration when students enroll at Chinese language faculties and departments in Thai colleges and universities. The Chinese mock college entrance examination organized by the Confucius Institute at Suankularb Wittayalai School was warmly welcomed by examinees because it not only served as a pre-exam practice exercise for the exam takers, but also provided detailed explanations in response to many of the questions which examinees had found confusing.