College of Professional & International Education

The Confucius Institute at CSULB provides the following tests and certifications in Chinese language:

•    HSK Chinese Writing Proficiency Test
•    HSKK Chinese Speaking Proficiency Test
•    BCT Business Chinese Test


HSK Chinese Proficiency Test
The HSK test 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.

Test Structure
The 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).

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:


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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 each level of the HSK will acquire the following skills:


HSKK - HSK Speaking Test
It can be divided into three levels: