Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

CI at SFSU Successfully Hosted HSK/HSKK in Spring 2017

February 12, 2017.

Testing Center for Chinese Proficiency Tests of Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University (SF State) hosted the first internet-based HSK/HSKK tests in Spring 2017 including all levels of HSK and HSKK. 38 participants came from San Francisco Bay Area and across California as a whole.

Through high quality and professional testing service in organizing the HSK/HSKK tests for seven years, the Testing Center at SF State has attracted more and more students and professionals from both Northern California and some cities in Southern California. The earliest people arriving at the Testing Center at 8:15am were a girl student with her father from San Diego, who came to campus earlier enough in order to get familiar with the Testing Center when waiting for check-in. Other two students from Los Angeles told the Center that the Confucius Institute at SF State offered them a great opportunity to take both HSK test and HSKK test in one day and this thoughtful arrangement saved them one more trip from Los Angeles.

Among the registered test takers this spring the most participants took HSK level 5 and level 6. It is a strong signal that more and more university students and professionals have realized that taking HSK/HSKK - the international standardized Chinese language proficiency test - is a must for job application and an important requirement for scholarship to study in China. Furthermore, for many of them who came to the Test Center for the second time, HSK/HSKK is the most convincing assessment for them to academically prove their language proficiency and demonstrate their improvement in learning Chinese. By taking the tests, they actually will get motivated in their language studies in the years to come.

After the test, many test takers showed their appreciation to Confucius Institute at SF State for making it convenient for them to take internet-based tests and offering advice and guidance before test.




Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

旧金山州立大学孔子学院举办2017年首场HSK/HSKK考试

2月12日旧金山州立大学孔子学院举办了本年度的首场HSK/HSKK网考。本次考试包括了HSK网络考试1至6级和HSKK口语初级、中级和高级,来自加州地区的近40名考生参加了不同级别的考试。

图片一:2017年旧金山州立大学孔子学院首场HSK/HSKK考试现场

清晨8点,一对从圣地亚哥(San Diego)赶来参加考试的父女就等在门前,父亲说,他是送女儿来考试的,头一天就到旧金山了,今天早一点来熟悉地点和考场。从洛杉矶地区赶来的两位考生说,州大提供的汉语水平考试包括了口语考试,尽管距离比较远,他们还是愿意来这里一天内考完。

图片二:监考老师巡视考试现场

本次考试中,报考5、6级考试的考生占了一半。他们有的是大学生,有的是本地中文教师,还有从硅谷来的高中生。这部分考生中有的是大学中文系要求毕业生必须有HSK成绩,有的是希望通过孔子学院这个最具权威的考试,为自己申请孔子学院奖学金,实现到中国学习的梦想。考生中还有一些熟面孔,考完春季考秋季,他们说,参加HSK考试,可以检测自己学习汉语的成果,增强学习汉语的动力。

图片三:考生专注考试

旧金山州立大学孔子学院十分重视汉语考试推广工作,每年都指定专门的教师负责考试,辅导考生进行模拟训练,回答考生问题,增进考生对汉语水平考试的了解,帮助考生提高参加考试的信心。

考试结束后,许多考生对网考工作很满意,对报考等级的难易度把握 比较准确,并向孔子学院表达感谢之情。