College of Continuing & Professional 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: