Confucius Institute at Presbyterian College Successfully Held the HSK and YCT Tests

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Presbyterian College [Time]    2014-04-28 14:25:46 

Confucius Institute at Presbyterian College, the center of many different Chinese proficiency tests in upstate of South Carolina, hosted four proficiency tests: the HSK twice, once March 15th, 2014, and one on April 12th, 2014. Also, the CI Institute hosted the HSKK on March 15th, 2014, and the YCT on March 22nd, 2014. Over 100 students ended up applying for HSK and HSKK (Chinese Proficiency Test), and the YCT (Youth Chinese Test).

Two-thirds of the students were from colleges across the state, while one-third of the students were from high schools across the state. Despite the distance it didn’t put a damper on attendance. Partner universities have always encouraged their students to come take this test whenever offered at PC, and we hope that this will continue in the future. PC and other universities/colleges will hopefully continue to use these proficiency tests as tools to help further their student’s Chinese education.

It is worth noting that a number of students having been taking the tests with an ascending number of levels. They were eager to apply for the following tests the minute they finished their tests with unbound confidence.

With an increase in the number of Chinese students and the prominence that the HSKK, HSK and YCL tests have gained, one wouldn’t be surprised that the number of attendees for these exams would also be on the rise. Candidates joining the tests come from major primary and middle schools in South Carolina, with whom the institute has built well-grounded partner relationship. Apart from organizing standard test of Chinese, Confucius Institute at PC also helps applicants with pre-exam preparations, combining examination with education. Last but not the least, taking these proficiency tests will benefit students in that it helps when applying for CI scholarships to study abroad. The students could get the chance to be recognized with scholarships or the “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp”.

Given some of the candidates are from College of Charleston, the Confucius Institute set up an additional exam venue for the convenience of those students, with the approval of our partner College of Charleston.