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                       2017 HSK Test Information

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Test Score Release Date

12/3/2017

11/23/2017

12/18/2017

                       

                      2017 HSKK (Oral) Test Information

Test Date 

Registration Deadline

Test Score Release Date
12/3/2017 11/23/2017 01/03/2018 


Please contact Yangmin Xiao with any questions:

   联系人:肖老师

   联系电话:(801)587-5890     xiaoyangmin@scu.edu.cn

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About the HSK Test

  • Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

The new HSK test was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by the experts from different disciplines including Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement. The new exam combines the advantages of the original HSK while taking into consideration the recent trends in Chinese language training by conducting surveys and making use of the latest findings in international language testing.

 

I. Test Structure

The new HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. The new HSK consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. There are six levels of writing tests, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI). There are three levels of speaking tests, namely the HSK (beginner level), HSK (intermediate level), and HSK (advanced level). During the speaking test, test takers’ speeches will be recorded.

 

Writing Test

 

Speaking Test

  HSK (Level VI)

 

 HSK (Advanced Level)

 HSK (Level V)

 

  HSK (Level IV)

 

     HSK (Intermediate Level)

  HSK (Level III)

 

 HSK (Level II)

 

HSK (Beginner Level)

HSK (Level I)

 

                 

 

II. Test Levels

The different levels of the new HSK are similar to some of the levels in the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF); details are as follows:

 

 

New HSK

Vocabulary

CLPS

CEF

 HSK (Level VI)

Over 5,000

 Level V

C2

HSK (Level V)

2500

C1

 HSK (Level IV)

1200

  Level IV

B2

 HSK (Level III)

600

  Level III

B1

HSK (Level II)

300

 Level II

A2

  HSK (Level I)

150

Level I

A1

 

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level III) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level IV) can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays, and give a full-length speech in Chinese.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level VI) can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper.

 

 

III. Test Principles

The new HSK follows the principle of “test-teaching correlation”, bases the design of the test on the current trends in international Chinese language training, and is closely related to textbooks. The purpose of the test is to “promote training through testing” and “promote learning through testing”.

The new HSK emphasizes the objectivity and accuracy of the evaluation and stresses the learners’ actual Chinese language abilities.

The new HSK sets clear test objectives to allow the test takers to be able to improve their Chinese language abilities in a systematic and efficient way.

 

 

IV. Testing Purposes

The new HSK retains the former HSK’s orientation as a general (or universal) Chinese language abilities test for adult learners. The results of the test can serve several purposes:

1. A reference for an educational institution’s decision-making concerning recruiting students, assigning students to different classes, allowing students to skip certain courses and giving students academic credits.

2. A reference for employers’ decision-making concerning the recruitment, training and promotion of test takers.

3. A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese.

4. A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.

 

 

V. Results Certificate

Test takers will receive the results for the new HSK issued by Hanban within three weeks after the test.

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Last Updated: 9/14/17