American Students Taking Tests and Looking for More Opportunities——CI at SF State Successfully Hosts HSK/HSKK in Fall 2018

[Source]    Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University,CA,USA [Time]    2018-10-30 15:53:09 

Testing Center for Chinese Proficiency Tests at Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University (SF State) hosted the internet-based HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) /HSKK (Chinese Oral Proficiency Test) tests in Fall 2018. 57 test takers from Northern California took the tests at the Center.

HSK levels 2, 4, 6 were conducted in the morning. The youngest HSK test taker this time is a 12-year old boy from Sunnyvale, California, participating in the HSK level 4. He’s from an India American family and speaks very fluently in Chinese. Though young, he is very confident and finished the test smoothly. After the test, he told CI teachers that he started to learn Chinese when he was only 7 years old and since then he has totally fallen in love with it. He learns Chinese on the internet and takes Chinese lessons at weekend Chinese school. Besides, his parents told us that they had another four-year-old little boy who was also learning Chinese. It’s obvious that the family enjoy learning Chinese and put a lot of time and efforts in their Chinese education.

Taking HSK tests(level 2,4 and 6)

HSK levels 1, 3, 5 and HSKK were carried out in the afternoon. The test takers in different age groups were from all different language and cultural backgrounds, but they all took the HSK tests seriously. Two of test takers participated in both the HSK and the HSKK. By taking HSK test, some of the test takers would like to have more opportunities to learn Chinese language and culture with the Confucius Institute Scholarships; some were planning to apply for education programs at a Chinese university, still others took the tests just because they liked the Chinese language and culture.

Taking HSK tests (level 1,3 and 5)

Hosting the tests is a comprehensive project which needs seamless team networking and cooperation. At the Confucius Institute at SF State, all team members enjoy this kind of partnership and team working in organizing and arranging Chinese Proficiency Test services to all students from the University and beyond. Before every testing event, the teachers of the Confucius Institute will check the equipment and procedures in advance, and carefully guide the test takers to log on the website and offer help at any time when students need. This is the way the Confucius Institute has been serving the University and the communities.

Taking HSKK test

The Confucius Institute at SF State will also hold exams for HSK, HSKK, and YCT (Youth Chinese Test) this year, providing exam services for Chinese learners in Northern California.


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