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

旧金山州大孔院同期举行国际汉语教师证书笔试与YCT网考

2017年4月23日上午,旧金山州大孔院分别在州大人文楼121、404教室举行了国际汉语教师证书笔试和YCT网络考试。

考试当天一早,孔院全体工作人员赶到州大人文楼做好考前的各项准备工作,在大楼的各个入口处贴上醒目的考场标识,引导考生顺利地进入考场。参加《国际汉语教师证书》笔试的7名考生有在美国攻读硕士学位的年轻学子,也有年逾六旬热衷于中文教学、母语为非汉语的本土公立学校教师;考生地域分布广泛,有加州当地旧金山、圣何塞、洛杉矶的考生,还有从密苏里、乔治亚、夏威夷等外州提前坐飞机专门赶来参加考试的考生。今年汉考国际推出了常规版与本土版两种《国际汉语教师证书》笔试的试题,以满足全球不同地区的考试需求。

图一 教师证书考试现场

旧金山州大孔院当天有4名考生参加了YCT网络考试,这也是孔院今年组织的第三次汉语水平考试。截止到目前,先后有100多名考生参加旧金山州大孔院考点不同级别的汉语水平考生。除了孔院本部的考试,旧金山州大孔院已设有佛利蒙、西塞拉、夏威夷三个分考点,目前正帮助下属的基石学校孔子课堂、海沃德联合学区申请汉语水平考试分考点。

图二 YCT考试现场

(旧金山州大孔院供稿)