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YCT, HSK, BCT Mandarin Tests - Registrations Now Open

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HSK information on fees and dates

 

HSK Test at NAS Dubai 
The HSK acronyms stands for 汉(hàn) 语(yǔ) 水(shuǐ) 平(píng) 考(kǎo) 试(shì) –  Chinese Proficiency Test. 
The HSK standard and the HSK proficiency test were launched by the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, in an effort to standardize and promote worldwide Chinese language learning and teaching.

NAS Dubai is authorised by Hanban/Confucius Institute to be an HSK test center and it is the only international school in UAE that can administer HSK tests to NAS students and students of Chinese across UAE. 
NAS students learning Mandarin have therefore the opportunity to gain a worldwide recognized qualification for their Mandarin studies from Year 4 and above.

HSK: WHY?
The HSK test assesses a student’s comprehensive language and communication ability.
The HSK ensures:
• Standardization → six proficiency levels, externally assessed qualification.
• Transparency→ released by Hanban/Confucius Institute and recognized worldwide.
• Accountability → of progress and assessments for both teachers and students.

HSK: WHAT?
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.

WRITING TEST

SPEAKING TEST

HSK LEVEL I

HSK BEGINNER LEVEL

HSK LEVEL II

HSK LEVEL III

HSK INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

HSK LEVEL IV

HSK LEVEL V

HSK ADVANCED LEVEL

HSK LEVEL VI

 

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).
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. It was put together by the Council of Europe as the main part of the project "Language Learning for European Citizenship" between 1989 and 1996. Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe.

The Common European Framework for Languages identify six levels of proficiency grouped into three broad divisions.
Level A1 (Breakthrough), Level A2 (Way Stage or Elementary), Level B1 (Threshold or Intermediate), Level B2 (Upper Intermediate), Level C1 (Advanced), Level C2 (Mastery of Proficiency). 

HSK TEST LEVEL

COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS

CHINESE VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE

AVERAGE STUDY TIME

HSK LEVEL I

A1

Beginner User

80-150

6 months

HSK LEVEL II

A2

300

1 year

HSK LEVEL III

B1

Independent User

600

1.5 years

HSK LEVEL IV

B2

1200

2.5 years

HSK LEVEL V

C1

Proficient
User

3000

3 years

HSK LEVEL VI

C2

5000

Over 3 years

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 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 to 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.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
For NAS Students, please contact Mrs Gilpin on Chiara.gilpin@nasdubai.ae.
For External candidates please follow these steps:
- Login on www.chinesetest.cn to register online, choose your test level and date.
- Pay the fee at the Finance office of NAS Dubai
- Contact Mrs Gilpin (Chiara.gilpin@nasdubai.ae) or Miss Wang (dani.wang@nasdubai.ae) to confirm your registration by providing copy of your passport, passport size picture, email address and mobile number.
Internal and external candidates test results will be received 30 to 40 days after the test.

TEST FEES AND DATES

Test Type

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Results available

HSK

Saturday May 20th, 2017

April 15th, 2017

July 20th, 2017

Sunday December 3rd, 2017

November 1st, 2017

January 6th, 2018

HSKK
(HSK Speaking)

Sunday December 3rd, 2017

November 1st, 2017

January 6th, 2018

YCT (Reading, Listening and Speaking)

Saturday May 13th, 2017

April 5th, 2017

June 13th 2017

YCT (Reading, Listening and Speaking)

Saturday November 18th, 2017

October 20th, 2017

December 21st, 2017

EXAM NAME

PRICE IN AED

HSK Level 1

220

HSK Level 2

330

HSK Level 3

440

HSK Level 4

550

HSK Level 5

590

HSK Level 6

735

HSK Speaking Beginner

295

HSK Speaking Intermediate

405

HSK Speaking Advanced

515

YCT Level 1

75

YCT Level 2

75

YCT Level 3

145

YCT Level 4

145

YCT Speaking Beginner

110

YCT Speaking Intermediate

110

BCT A

75

BCT B

75

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