The First HSK Held by the Brest Branch of Confucius Institute in Brittany, France Proves a Success

[Source]    Confucius Institute in Brittany [Time]    2011-05-27 14:41:10 

Brest, May 21st—Brest Branch of Confucius Institute in Brittany, France successfully held its first New Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) since its establishment. The examination room was located in Université de Bretagne Occidentale. In total, 45 candidates took HSK levels one through to four. There were not only students of Confucius Institute and students of Université de Bretagne Occidentale, but also a number of Chinese learners from nearby cities in attendance of the HSK.

The examination began at 9:00a.m. The whole process took place smoothly and invigilators engaged in their tasks with impartiality. After the examination, the smiles on students’ faces served as an outward reflection of their confidence.

The first new HSK held by Confucius Institute in Brittany achieved had made itself a complete success with considerable support of Hanban and cooperation with local educational institutions. This valuable, successful examination experience has leant greater appeal to the testing system; it has encouraged greater numbers of potential candidates to take the test so as to evaluate the outcomes of their own learning efforts in Brittany next year. Chinese language is becoming increasingly popular in this region of France.

The day before the examination, Blaise THIERREE, Director of the Confucius Institute, visiting Brest Branch examination venues in person, discussing exam organization with principal Alain LE GAL and all members of staff

Students concentrating on the examination

(Contributed by Xue Jun and Zhan Yu, Confucius Institute in Brittany)