Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki Launches the Sixth New HSK to Great Success

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki Launches [Time]    2011-11-02 15:27:27 

On October 21 and 22, the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki launched the speaking and written tests of the sixth new HSK respectively. Forty-two examinees from several cities in Finland took the preliminary and intermediate spoken tests as well as six levels of written tests. The number of applicants registering for this test has reached 46, and the actual number of examinees was 42. Both the number of applicants and that of actual examinees for this test were greater than those of any other tests launched by Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki since the establishment of its test center.

Picture 2 The examinees absorbed in their test

The oral test and the written HSK test were arranged for October 21 and 22, making it convenient for the examinees from other cities such as Oulu and Lappeenranta etc. to take the test. The examinees were all confident in their Chinese language learning and that they had improved their Chinese proficiency. One examinee returning from a business trip to China had flown eight hours before hurrying straight to the examination room to take the test: a demonstration of his fantastic persistence in Chinese language learning. All staff and Chinese teachers at the Confucius Institute had made suitable preparations for this relatively large-scale test in Finland. The Confucius Institute had specially launched a training course for examiners. Teacher Cen Yuzhen made a detailed introduction on the overall process of the test. They closely inspected the examination rooms and the audiometric testing equipment, posted route signs and arranged the examination rooms. The HSK was crowned a complete success thanks to cooperative efforts.

(Written by: Cen Yuzhen Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki/ Renmin University of China; Photo: Anna Saarikivi)