Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is an international exam for foreigners and non-native speakers which assesses proficiency in Chinese language and culture. The test is offered twice a year at the Confucius Institute in Auckland and contains both written and oral components.
The test examines the abilities for participants to use the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK consists of six levels, namely HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI. The exam consists of a writing test and speaking test, which are independent of each other. There are six levels of writing tests and three levels of speaking tests. During the speaking test, test takers’ speeches will be recorded.
The results of the test serve numerous purposes:
1. A reference for an educational institution’s decision-making regarding recruiting students, assigning students to different classes, allowing students to skip certain courses and giving students academic credits.
2. A reference for employers’ decision-making concerning the recruitment, training and promotion of test takers.
3. A method for Chinese language learners to assess and develop their proficiency in Chinese.
4. A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.
For more information visit the official website here.
This would be a relatively competitive challenge because it is an international competition and is open to many applicants.
HSK, Level 1 & 2 NZ $35
HSK, Level 3 & 4 NZ $55
HSK, Level 5 & 6 NZ $75
HSK Speaking, Beginner NZ $35
HSK Speaking, Intermediate NZ $55
HSK Speaking, Advanced NZ $75
YCT, Level 1-3 NZ $20
YCT, Level 4 NZ $30
BCT (A), Listening, Reading & Writing NZ $70
BCT (B), Listening, Reading & Writing NZ $100
High proficiency in the Chinese language.
This event is a one off event per year.
Step 1. Registration: Register at the Chinese Test website: www.chinesetest.cn.
Step 2. Payment: Make the online payment
See the official website for all information about application and test dates for 2020.