YCT (Youth Chinese Test)

The new Youth Chinese Test (YCT) was launched by Hanban in an effort to encourage foreign young students to learn Chinese and improve their Chinese language proficiency. As part of this effort, since 2004 Hanban has organized experts from different disciplines such as Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement to work on the program, conducting surveys in order to understand the latest trends in overseas Chinese language teaching and learning

YCT is an international standardized Chinese language test which is directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school students’ ability to apply Chinese langauge in their studies and daily lives. It consists of two independent parts: written test and oral test. The written test is made up of four levels from YCT Level 1 to YCT Level 4. The oral test includes YCT-Speaking Basic and YCT-Speaking Intermediate, and the test taker’s on-site performance will be recorded.

The YCT is for non-native, primary and secondary school students up to age 15.

YCT Level 1: can understand and use some of the most common Chinese phrases and sentences and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.

YCT Level 2: can understand and use some simple Chinese phrases and sentences and cope with basic level communications.

YCT Level 3: having reached an excellent level in basic Chinese, can communicate on familiar daily topics in a simple manner.

YCT Level 4: can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. When travelling in China, they can manage most forms of communication in Chinese.

The YCT is intended for students whose mother tongue is not Chinese. The results of the test can serve various purposes:

• A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese.
• A reference for Chinese language training in schools.
• A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.
• A benchmark for students who want to participate in the HSK test.

For the General Public

Register online at: www.chinesetest.cn

Tests will be administered on Kong Zi Institute University of Malaya. Participants wishing to take the online test must register and pay the fee online before the posted deadline.

For K-12 Schools

Schools that would like to have our ong Zi Institute University of Malaya staff administer the internet-based HSK/HSKK to 10 or more students should contact Tel: +6017 369 9802 (Miss Lisa)