2019 HSK Test Announcement
This is to announce the New HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) at Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College. Please click on the following page for more information: http://www.chinesetest.cn/index.do
2019 HSK Test Arrangement
Wesleyan College will host two HSK tests for the spring semester, to be specific, on Feb. 24 and May 11. Details are listed as follows.
Test date Register Deadline Results announced date
Feb. 24 Jan. 24 Mar.24
May 11 Apr. 10 June 11
test Test fee
HSK 1 $20
HSK 2 $30
HSK 3 $40
HSK 4 $50
HSK 5 $60
HSK 6 $70
Registration and Payment: Please select the testing date and the location of the test that are most suitable for your convenience. Please fill out the attached registration form and mail them together with a check of corresponding payment or in person to:
Address:4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Contact: Yannan Chen
Personal check or money order for appropriate amount payable to “Wesleyan College”.
Two recent photos (Only HSK 4-6 and Oral test participant needed), and an E-version photo will do.
HSK is a standardized test of Chinese proficiency which is recognized by the People’s Republic of China and numerous countries worldwide. Created by Hanban, the HSK measures the proficiency level of non-native speakers of standard Chinese, which may include overseas Chinese and students from Chinese national minorities. It is used as a guideline for admission to colleges and universities in China and Southeast Asia, as well as a reference standard in job recruiting, both within China and in countries around the world where Chinese language skills are necessary.
Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
The new HSK test, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by domestic and foreign 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 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. HSK consists of six levels, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI). http://www.chinesetest.cn/index.do
II. Test Levels
The levels of the new HSK correspond to the levels of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) as follows:
New HSK Vocabulary CLPS CEF
HSK (Level VI) Over 5,000 Level V C2
HSK (Level V) 2500 Level V 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 pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese words and phrases to fulfill communication tasks and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
Test takers who 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 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 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 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 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 granting 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 one month after the test.