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  • Introduction
    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 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 of levels and certificate awarded to scores is set out below Certificates are valid for two years

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  • New HSK Test
    Level 5 and HSK Level 6 while the oral test is comprised of HSK Elementary HSK Intermediate and HSK Advanced 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 Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form Test Principles Following the principle of combing testing and teaching the new test is designed in line with the present situation of international Chinese language teaching and the teaching materials that are commonly available with the aim of promoting teaching and learning through examinations The new HSK test stresses objectivity and accuracy and also focuses on developing and testing an examinees ability to apply Chinese in practical real life situations The new HSK test also sets explicit study objectives allowing examinees to more effectively improve their Chinese proficiency with defined study plans and goals Test Functions Taking its orientation from the old HSK test the new HSK test is aimed primarily at adult Chinese learners The test scores meet the various demands of different organizations or groups of people as follows Offers a reference for educational institutions to recruit students classify students exempt students from some courses and grant credits Offers a reference for employers to employ train and promote employees Offers a reference for Chinese learners

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  • New YCT Test
    a new YCT test Test Structure Young Learners Chinese Test is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test directed at examining 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 serve their demands in their personal lives and studies and are able to complete most of the communicative tasks they experience during their China tour Test Principles Following the principle of combining testing and teaching the new test is designed in line with the present situation of international Chinese language teaching and the teaching materials that are commonly available with the aim of promoting teaching and learning through examinations Test Functions Offers a reference for Chinese learners to understand and improve their ability to apply Chinese Offers a reference for schools to evaluate their teaching standards Offers a reference for related Chinese teaching institutions or training organizations to evaluate teaching standards and the effectiveness of different training Offers a reference for Chinese learners who want to take HSK test Test Score Report Within three weeks after the test examinees can get their Score Report issued by Hanban Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles I Introduction N New HSK Test N New BCT Test Events CII Spring Festival Gala 2016 Feb 18 2016 Read more View

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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    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 Articles Category Video Written by Super User Apr 27 2014 Confucius PhD Forum Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles 5 5000 Years of Chinese Characters

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  • Prof. Liming Wang Invited to Attend China’s “Two Meetings”
    of the Chinese People s Political Consultative Conference CPPCC Two Meetings is a common Chinese abbreviation for the annual meetings of the National People s Congress NPC and Chinese People s Political Consultative Conference CPPCC As the top legislative and consultative body in China the NPC CPPCC annual sessions address the state policies review the report on the work of the government and make decisions about state affairs The 2014 NPC CPPCC annual sessions invited 35 overseas delegates from 21 countries to attend the conferences In the panel discussion Prof Liming Wang made two proposals First to better the education in Chinese language and culture overseas the management structure needs to be transformed The former structure which has three parallel institutions Hanban the Confucius Institute Headquarters the Chinese Education of the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs and the Chinese Culture Centre of the Ministry of Culture must be abandoned A new International Chinese Language and Culture Promotion Office based on Hanban should be created with the function of coordinating between the parties concerned and also general planning Thus an optimized resource allocation and resource sharing can be achieved Second the innovation of educational ideals is the core of all innovations A nation cannot develop without innovation and innovation will not happen unless we have innovative people Innovation in our educational ideals is the prerequisite for all of these The new educational ideal should be able to address the essence of both eastern and western culture It should tackle challenges from the rapidly developing world of information technology masses of on line information and the era of big data Students educated under this new ideal should have the 3 CHA i e Critical thinking Creative thinking Challenging thinking Holistic view Harmonious view Historical view Analytical skill Accessing skill and Applied skill

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  • Video
    Two Confucius Institutes in Ireland Share Teaching Experience 19 Jan Written by Super User The Launch of Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children at UCD On January 16 2016 Dublin 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 Read more The Launch of Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children at UCD 12 Nov Written by Super User UCD Confucius Institute organized the Winter Camp for Irish Secondary School Students Invited by Senior Chinese leader H E Liu Yunshan organized by UCD Confucius Institute Renmin University of China and the Confucius Institute Headquarters Hanban 39 Irish students from secondary school and 3 Irish teachers visited Beijing and participated into the two week winter camp of exploring Chinese culture running from 19 th of October to 30 th of October 35 out of 39 students are from Teresian School 3 of them are from Sutton Park School and the other one is from Dundalk Grammer School In cooperation with these three schools UCD Confucius Institute has been delivering Chinese courses to their students Read more UCD Confucius Institute organized the Winter Camp for Irish Secondary School Students 02 Dec Written by Super User 29th Confucius PhD Students Forum Held at UCD On November 26 the 29th Confucius PhD Students Forum was successfully held in Health Sciences Center Prof Liming Wang Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland as well as Honorary Chairman of the Confucius PhD Students Forum welcomed all the participants at opening remarks Read more 29th Confucius PhD Students Forum Held at UCD 10 Nov Written by Super User

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  • Video
    Chinese New Year has become a popular annual event and a showcase for cultural diversity which provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate traditional Chinese culture as well as to celebrate the Chinese New Year with both Irish and Chinese We are delighted to present this event with special guest appearance by China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre Opera Troupe whilst the students from UCD Confucius Institute will also perform in the Gala Furthermore the acoustics in the Convention Centre should enhance this special performance Admission is free The tickets will be available for collection on a first come first serve basis since February 8 th from our I nstitute If you have any other inquiries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 017163000 for further information 17 Oct Written by Super User 17th Oct 2015 Chinese Test There will be some Chinese Tests held on 2015 at UCD Confucius Institute Read more 17th Oct 2015 Chinese Test 26 Sep Written by Super User 26th Sep 2015 Confucius Institute Day To celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Confucius Institute the Confucius Institute Headquarters has decided to hold a Confucius Institute Day event at all the Confucius Institutes around the world this September Read more 26th Sep 2015 Confucius Institute Day 01 Oct Written by Super User 1st October 2015 28th Confucius PhD Students Forum Hereby we are delighted to invite you to attend to the 28th Confucius PhD Students Forum which will be held at 18 00 pm on this Thursday October 1 2015 in Theatre 1 in UCD Newman Building University College Dublin Read more 1st October 2015 28th Confucius PhD Students Forum 09 Sep Written by Super User 9th Sep 2015 A public lecture on Chinese

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  • Video
    27 Jan Written by Super User 2016 Spring Festival Gala 2016 Spring Festival Gala Read more 19 Oct Written by Super User Hello China We are looking for volunteers to join our team Read more 13 Feb Written by Super User BComm with Chinese Studies BComm with Chinese Studies Read more 09 Mar Written by Super User Chinese courses for secondary school Chinese Modules for Your School Read more 01

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