New: *This Link only for Confucius Institute scholarship applicants/ students from OU
OUCI HSK & HSKK
Internet –Based Test Schedule for Spring & Summer of 2013
Note: HSK test now is online-based.
Registration Window is Open.
Test Schedule in 2013:
||Deadline to Register
||Date of Results Announced
|| Jan 2
Please see the following registration instruction.
1. Go to www.chinesetest.cn and sign up to be a member of the website.
2. After signing up, choose level and then choose test center.
Our test center is 俄克拉荷马大学孔子学院
3. Choose the date you want to take the test.
4. Fill out personal information.
5. Upload photo.
6. Confirm registration.
7. Pay your test fee online.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
The Internet-Bsed HSK Test
Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) has became internet based. The local examination site at the Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma has implemented the internet-based HSK in May, 2012. The test questions and score reports will remain the same for the new internet-based test, However, the processes of test management, student fee payment, test paper delivery and result releases are greatly simplified. The written section of the test also changes significantly with the movement from paper-based to internet-based testing. The article writing section of internet-based test is typed as opposed to handwritten.
OUCI will provide a desktop computer, access to internet and a standard headset. When preparing for the test, the examinees should make themselves familiar with the computer based and take active measures for approaching the new test, so that good results may be attained. Hanban has specially created an online test system at http://mnks.chinesebridge.com.cn/ so as to allow all entrants to make suitable preparations for the internet-based test.
What is HSK test
The new HSK test was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by 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.
I. Test Structure
The new 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. The new HSK consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. There are six levels of writing tests, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI). There are three levels of speaking tests, namely the HSK (beginner level), HSK (intermediate level), and HSK (advanced level). During the speaking test, test takers’ speeches will be recorded.
II. Test Levels
The different levels of the new HSK are similar to some of the levels in the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF); details are as follows:
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level III) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level IV) can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays, and give a full-length speech in Chinese.
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level VI) can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper.
III. Test Principles
The new HSK follows the principle of “test-teaching correlation”, bases the design of the test on the current trends in international Chinese language training, and is closely related to textbooks. The purpose of the test is to “promote training through testing” and “promote learning through testing”.
The new HSK emphasizes the objectivity and accuracy of the evaluation and stresses the learners’ actual Chinese language abilities.
The new HSK sets clear test objectives to allow the test takers to be able to improve their Chinese language abilities in a systematic and efficient way.
IV. Results Certificate
Test takers will receive the results for the new HSK issued by Hanban within three weeks after the test.
Online Test Prepare System
You can click the link and exprience online test system http://mnks.chinesebridge.com.cn/ , or
Download the sample test, please click.
Why take the HSK?
- Certify Chinese proficiency level in order to enter a Chinese college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student*
- Certify exemption from Chinese language courses, depending on level of certification
- Certify Chinese proficiency level for employers
*An HSK certificate is valid permanently. However, an international applicant to a Chinese university must provide an HSK certificate granted within two years.
For general information on the HSK, please click here.
The HSK Scholarship provides outstanding test takers the opportunity to study Chinese language and culture for one month at a Chinese university. Scholarship recipients receive free tuition, accommodations, textbooks, and a living allowance. OUCI notifies those eligible for the scholarship.