Kong Zi Institute

Chinese Tests

In order to better satisfy the rising demand for adequate Chinese language tests in foreign countries, Hanban has consulted a large number of both foreign and national experts in language teaching, linguistics, educational evaluation and psychology to assess the standard of Chinese language testing abroad. Based on their investigations and some new understandings regarding the shortcomings of Chinese language testing today, Hanban has applied the latest research methodology in foreign-language testing to develop a new HSK, YCT and BCT test, which will be launched in Aug 2011. The test is designed for Chinese language learners who are based in overseas.

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

The new HSK text, launched by Hanban serves as an effort to better educate the Chinese language learners. This test is the outcome of well coordinated efforts by experts from different disciplines including Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement. The new exam format retains the advantages of the original HSK while considering the recent trends in the Chinese language training and learning…

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Youth Chinese Test (YCT)

The YCT test was launched by Hanban to encourage foreign students to learn the Chinese language and improve their language proficiency. As part of this effort since 2004, Hanban has gathered many experts from differing disciplines as Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement to work on the program, conducting surveys in order to understand….

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Business Chinese Test (BCT)

Business Chinese Test is a state-level standardized test designed to assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers through their business activities. BCT is developed by Peking University under the entrustment of Office of Chinese Language Council International (“Hanban” for short). Its English name is Business Chinese Test (“BCT” for short). BCT assesses the communicative ability and the regular procedures of doing Business in the Chinese language…

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