New notice for online Chinese tests released
Chinese language students will be able to take the HSK, HSKK and YCT tests at home on March 13, April 24, and June 5 respectively if their countries have not resumed such tests due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new notice by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation.
The center launched the online tests in April 2020 because of the pandemic. More than 50,000 people have taken the online tests so far.
The online tests feature remote monitoring by the test centers.
The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) or Chinese Proficiency Test is the national standardized test to assess Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers. The HSKK (Hanyu Shuiping Kouyu Kaoshi), or HSK Speaking Test, assesses oral Chinese abilities. The YCT (Youth Chinese Test) is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency.
Certificates for the tests may be required for studying abroad, graduation and job applications.
For more information, refer to the WeChat posts of the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (WeChat account: yuhezhongxin).