HSK Is Growing Popular at the Boundary of Europe and Asia

[Source]    Radio Confucius Classroom at RSVPU [Time]    2013-04-24 09:10:04 

Ekaterinburg, April 20th - Located at the boundary of Europe and Asia, the Radio Confucius Classroom at RSVPU held the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK), a Chinese proficiency test, which was the fourth of its kind since the establishment of university.

More than 70 examinees from Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen and Perm, etc. took the Level 1 to Level 5 HSK tests. Starting at 9:00 am, the different levels of tests ended at about 4:00 pm. Due to the excellent advance preparation, the test went very smoothly.

Located in Ekaterinburg, Russia, the Radio Confucius Classroom at RSVPU is exactly at the boundary of Europe and Asia. It officially started operations in 2008, and has undertaken the task of administering the HSK since 2010. For several successive years, it has been the only test venue in the entire Ural Region. The number of examinees is increasing year by year. In 2012, nearly one hundred people registered for the test just 5 days after the registration started. Due to the limited number of examination rooms, the registration had to be stopped ahead of schedule. During the past four years, the number of examinees at this test venue has totaled nearly 270 with over 97% examinees passing the test.

The popularity of HSK test is the result of the “Mandarin fever” and the “China fever” in recent years. In response, the Radio Confucius Classroom at RSVPU has increased number of HSK test from one to two in 2013. In addition, it starts to hold the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) once a year so as to meet the local people’s needs for these examinations and the needs of the growing “Mandarin fever”.

Contributed by Liu Yuming