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Proficiency Test Information

The Office of Chinese Language Council International (HanBan) has provided a Chinese Proficiency Test in various formats, levels, and grades as an international benchmark for learners to assess their Chinese language proficiency.

Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) and Youth Chinese Test (YCT)

HSK is an international benchmark for Chinese language proficiency for the purposes of academic pursuit, or to meet living and working needs. There are 3 levels of assessments linked by progressive grades: HSK Basic, HSK Elementary-Intermediate and HSK Advance. This test would be suitable for Chinese Bilingual Program junior high students taking the HSK Basic test.

  Hours of Formal Chinese Language Education Vocabulary Mastered Grade Grammar Structure
HSK Basic 100-800 400-3,000 A &B
HSK Elementary-Intermediate 400-2,000 2,000-3,000 A, B &C
HSK Advance 3,000 and above 5,000-8,000 A, B, C &D

YCT is an international Chinese Language test designed for non-native speakers below the age of 15. There are 3 levels of assessments. YCT is suitable for Mandarin as a Second Language or Bilingual Program Elementary students as a benchmark to assess young learner’s Chinese language proficiency.

  Approximately Hours studied Vocabulary Mastered Proficiency Level
YCT Level 1 80 300 Able to communicate with simple vocabulary and to use vocabulary in simple social interactions.
YCT Level 2 150 600 Able to communicate with simple vocabulary and to use vocabulary in simple social interactions;
able to read short passages and write short sentences on their learning or daily activities.
YCT Level 3 250 900 Able to communicate with simple vocabulary and to use vocabulary in simple social interactions;
able to read short passages, write and express reasonably in Chinese language.

Q: Where to take the test in Calgary?

HSK Test Centre in Calgary is located in the University of Calgary. 
Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies
Craigie Hall C205
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-210-2372
Email: hskexam@ucalgary.ca
Website: http://gsea.ucalgary.ca/hsk

Q: The Links

The Office of Chinese Language Council International
http://gwww.hanban.org
HSK Test Centre in Calgary
http://gsea.ucalgary.ca/hsk

 
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