Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

Confucius Institute at SF State Held the CETCSOL and YCT Test

April 23, 2017

On the same day, Confucius Institute at SF State held 2 big events on campus, Certificate Examination for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (CETCSOL) and YCT (Youth Chinese Test) Internet-based Test.

CETCSOL is a standard examination developed and offered by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) to assess the eligibility of the prospective teachers of Chinese to speakers of other languages. On September 2016, Hanban launched the different certificate test for non-native speakers of Chinese. To meet needs for those people who wanted to prove their capabilities as professional Chinese teachers by taking this special test, Confucius Institute at SF State organized the test on April 23, 2017, setting up for sign up early in the morning, registering participants smoothly for the test. This year, 7 teachers participated in this test, including a young teacher with teaching experience of many years who is studying for her Master degree while teaching Mandarin Chinese in a local high school. The examination attracted teachers from across California and other states such as Missouri, Georgia and Hawaii.

YCT was offered at the same time for 4 students. YCT (Youth Chinese Test) is a standardized Chinese language test for non-native primary and secondary school students to demonstrate their Chinese proficiency and showcase their achievements in bilingual education. This is the 4th Chinese proficiency test organized by Confucius Institute at SF State. So far, more than 100 students and professionals have come to the test center of Confucius Institute at SF State to take HSK/HSKK/YCT tests at different levels. In addition to the tests held on campus, Confucius Institute at SF State other 3 test centers in Fremont, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy and Hawaii. It is currently helping the affiliated Confucius Classroom at the Cornerstone Academy and teaching site in Harvard Unified School District to apply for authority to offer Chinese Proficiency Tests.

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University




图一 教师证书考试现场


图二 YCT考试现场