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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    Online Courses Chinese Classes for Child Test Introduction YCT HSK BCT Projects Confucius Classroom Loreto Secondary School Bray Loreto College Foxrock Clongowes Wood College S J Belvedere College S J Blackrock College Jesus and Mary College Galway Education Centre Our Lady s School Terenure Resource Teaching Pack Sample Test Gallery Video Forum About Us UCD Confucius Institute Staff Members Contact 2014 UCD Confucius Institute All rights reserved View Introduction Video

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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    bodies to evaluate their teaching standards and the effectiveness of their training provision Brief introduction to New YCT Test The Younth Learners Chinese Test YCT is designed for non native primary and secondary school students to encourage them to learn and improve their Chinese It is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test which examines young learners competence in use of the Chinese language for their studies personal lives and work It consists of two independent parts a written test and an oral test There are four levels to the written test YCT Level 1 YCT Level 2 YCT Level 3 YCT Level 4 while the oral test comprises two YCT Elementary and YCT Intermediate During the oral test sound recording devices are used A comparison of YCT with HSK in terms of the number of vocabulary items each level requires is set out below New HSK New YCT Expected Vocabulary Acquisition Level 3 Level 4 600 Level 2 Level 3 300 Level 1 Level 2 150 Level 1 80 Descriptors of the 4 YCT levels of proficiency are set out as follows Level 1 can understand and use some of the most frequently used Chinese words and sentences and prepare themselves for continuing their Chinese studies Level 2 can understand and use some simple Chinese words and sentences to communicate Level 3 can use Chinese in a simple and direct way applying it to basic topics in their daily lives Level 4 can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives and studies and are able to complete most communicative tasks they experience during a visit to China YCT results offer a reliable reference for Learners of Chinese to assess their progress and needs Teachers schools and teacher training bodies to evaluate teaching standards and training effectiveness Learners of Chinese interested in taking the HSK test Brief introduction to BCT Test The Business Chinese Test BCT is a standardized test for non native Chinese speakers and is designed to assess their Mandarin Chinese language proficiency in business related communication and activities BCT is suitable for non native Chinese speakers engaged in a wide range of professional pursuits with application to daily communication in the working environment Key features of BCT are that its content is practically applicable and communicable BCT test takers receive a report of their score and successful candidates receive a BCT Certificate The BCT is held in China and many other countries around the world including Ireland There are two independent tests in the BCT BCT Listening Reading and BCT Speaking Writing Candidates can choose one or both tests Each skill of listening speaking reading and writing scores from 0 to 500 points respectively and each 100 points represents a grade or level The total score for BCT Listening Reading is the sum of the points scored for the two skills of listening and reading and that of BCT Speaking Writing is the sum of the points scored for the two skills of speaking and

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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    non native Chinese speakers engaged in a wide range of professional pursuits with application to daily communication in the working environment Chinese Language Proficiency Scales BCT has 5 levels that BCT applies to assess test takers Chinese language proficiency are set out as follows Level 1 Generally unable to apply Chinese in their business activities Level 2 Can use Chinese to serve the basic communication needs of their business activities Level 3 Can use Chinese effectively in their business activities Level 4 Can use Chinese skillfully in their business activities Level 5 Can use Chinese freely and appropriately in their business activities Test Scores Reports and Certificate There are two independent tests in the BCT BCT Listening Reading and BCT Speaking Writing Candidates can choose one or both tests The detail of BCT as shown in the table below Test Type Test Item Number of Tasks Duration of Test minutes BCT Listening Reading Listening 50 100 40 100 Reading 50 60 BCT Speaking Writing Speaking 2 4 10 50 Writing 2 40 Each skill of listening speaking reading and writing scores from 0 to 500 points respectively and each 100 points represents a grade or level The total score for BCT Listening Reading is the sum of the points scored for the two skills of listening and reading and that of BCT Speaking Writing is the sum of the points scored for the two skills of speaking and writing Thus total scores range from 0 to 1000 points There is no Level 1 Certificate awarded If a candidate s total score for BCT Listening Reading or BCT Speaking Writing reaches 201 400 a BCT Level 2 Certificate for either Listening Reading or Speaking Writing will be awarded and 401 600 will gain a Level 3 Certificate and so forth Mapping

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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    During the oral test sound recording devices are used Written Test Oral Test HSK Level 6 Advanced HSK Level 5 HSK Level 4 Intermediate HSK Level 3 HSK Level 2 Elementary HSK Level 1 Test Grades The direct comparison between the new HSK test and Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and The Common European Framework Reference for Language is as follows New HSK Vocabulary CLPS CEF HSK Level 6 Over 5000 Grade Five C2 HSK Level 5 2500 C1 HSK Level 4 1200 Grade Four B2 HSK Level 3 600 Grade Three B1 HSK Level 2 300 Grade Two A2 HSK Level 1 150 Grade One A1 CLPS Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages CEF The Common European Framework Reference for Language a HSK Level 1 Designed for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate and prepares them for continuing their Chinese studies b HSK Level 2 Designed for elementary learners who can use Chinese in a simple and direct manner applying it in a basic fashion in their daily lives c HSK Level 3 Designed for elementary intermediate learners who can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives studies and work and are capable of completing most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour d HSK Level 4 Designed for intermediate learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating with Chinese speakers at a high standard e HSK Level 5 Designed for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese f HSK Level 6 Designed for learners who can easily understand any information communicated in

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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    non native primary and secondary school students capability in applying Chinese language in their studies personal lives and work It consists of two independent parts a written test and an oral test The written test is comprised of YCT Level 1 YCT Level 2 YCT Level 3 YCT Level 4 while the oral test is comprised of YCT Elementary and YCT Intermediate During the oral test sound recording devices are used Written Test Oral Test YCT Level 1 YCT Elementary YCT Level 2 YCT Level 3 YCT Level 4 YCT Intermediate Test Levels The direct comparison between the new YCT test and Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages The Common European Framework Reference for Language CEF and the new HSK is as follows New HSK New YCT Vocabulary CLPS CEF HSK Level 6 Over 5000 Grade Five C2 HSK Level 5 2500 C1 HSK Level 4 1200 Grade Four B2 HSK Level 3 YCT Level 4 600 Grade Three B1 HSK Level 2 YCT Level 3 300 Grade Two A2 HSK Level 1 YCT Level 2 150 Grade One A1 YCT Level 1 80 CLPS Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages CEF The Common European Framework Reference for Language a YCT Level 1 Examinees who passed YCT Level 1 can understand and use some most frequently used Chinese words and sentences and prepare themselves for continuing their Chinese studies b YCT Level 2 Examinees who passed YCT Level 2 can understand and use some simple Chinese words and sentences to communicate c YCT Level 3 Examinees who passed YCT Level 3 can use Chinese in a simple and direct way applying it in a basic topic in their daily lives d YCT Level 4 Examinees who passed YCT Level 4 can use Chinese to

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  • Volunteer Chinese Teachers from Two Confucius Institutes in Ireland Share Teaching Experience
    Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland Mr Changlin Gao First Secretary of the Science and Technology Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland and Chinese Directors of the two above mentioned Confucius Institutes The seminar is composed of two parts class teaching demonstration and experience sharing In the first part 8 volunteer Chinese teachers from both Confucius Institutes demonstrated their unique class teaching designs and methods based on their first 6 months teaching experience For instance they prepared an array of cultural knowledge incorporated fun games such as action upon instructions and picture drawing in teaching numbers body parts and food In the second part the volunteer teachers shared their experience in the strategies and techniques they adopted in teaching Chinese language and culture to Irish primary and post primary schools Mr Xiaochuang Wu First Secretary of the Education Section remarked that the Confucius Institute is the bridge to all the destination countries that the volunteer teachers are the goodwill ambassadors linking China with the rest of the world He hoped that such seminars for teaching experience sharing will help volunteer teachers improve their teaching Volunteer teachers make up a significant part of the whole teaching staff in

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  • Volunteer Chinese Teachers from Two Confucius Institutes in Ireland Share Teaching Experience
    Chinese Embassy in Ireland along with the Confucius Institute at UCC and UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland hosted a seminar for Volunteer Chinese Teachers Teaching Experience on January 31 2016 Present at the seminar were Mr Xiaochuang Wu First Secretary of the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland Mr Changlin Gao First Secretary of the Science and Technology Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland and Chinese Directors of the two above mentioned Confucius Institutes The seminar is composed of two parts class teaching demonstration and experience sharing In the first part 8 volunteer Chinese teachers from both Confucius Institutes demonstrated their unique class teaching designs and methods based on their first 6 months teaching experience For instance they prepared an array of cultural knowledge incorporated fun games such as action upon instructions and picture drawing in teaching numbers body parts and food In the second part the volunteer teachers shared their experience in the strategies and techniques they adopted in teaching Chinese language and culture to Irish primary and post primary schools Mr Xiaochuang Wu First Secretary of the Education Section remarked that the Confucius Institute is the bridge to all the destination countries that the volunteer teachers are the goodwill ambassadors linking China with the rest of the world He hoped that such seminars for teaching experience sharing will help volunteer teachers improve their teaching Volunteer teachers make up a significant part of the whole teaching staff in both Confucius Institutes They are currently teaching Chinese language and culture in over 160 Irish secondary schools By co hosting such seminars the two Confucius Institutes not only share their teaching resources but more importantly make mutual efforts on exploring Chinese teaching methods suited to the local Irish context Next Thanks for sharing Test CII Introduction New HSK

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  • The Launch of Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children at UCD
    Confucius Classroom for Children was successfully launched at UCD and welcomed more than one hundred children with a range of ages races and language levels The Classroom is a joint venture between UCD Confucius Institute and Aihua Chinese School This Chinese learning programme for children initially includes 11 classes in total Since its inception in 2006 the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland has been dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture and Chinese language learning With nearly ten years of development and experience the Institute has grown into the center of excellence with a specialized platform for Chinese language and culture learning in Ireland Aihua Chinese School founded in 2004 has accumulated rich experiences in teaching Chinese to children in the past decade The collaboration between UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and Aihua Chinese School forges a flagship for children s Chinese learning in Dublin region Focusing on listening speaking reading and writing skills Chinese classes for Children at the Classroom will also incorporate Chinese classics and traditional cultural elements into classroom teaching Children will not only enjoy the language learning but also absorb the essence of Chinese culture Prev Next Thanks for sharing Test CII Introduction New HSK Test

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