中小学生汉语考试 (YCT)

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YCT is an international standardized Chinese language test which is directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school students' ability to apply Chinese language in their studies and daily lives. The test is made up of four levels from YCT-Level 1 to YCT-Level 4.

What are YCT test scores used for?

YCT helps Chinese learners to understand and improve their ability to apply Chinese;
YCT helps schools to evaluate their teaching standards;
YCT offers a reference for related Chinese teaching institutions or training organizations to evaluate teaching standards and the effectiveness of different training;
YCT offers opportunity to apply for Hanban Summer Camp in China or scholarship program.

Level Description of Language Skills Test Structure Duration(Min.) Test Fee
Level 1 Test takers who reach YCT-Level 1 can understand and put into practice vocabulary and sentences for daily use and have a foundation to pursue more advanced Chinese studies. Listening: 20 questions
Reading: 15 questions
35 10
Level 2 Test takers who reach YCT-Level 2 can understand and use simple words and sentences to accomplish specific communication tasks. Listening: 20 questions
Reading: 20 questions
50 15
Level 3 Test takers who reach YCT-Level 3 can use Chinese language to do simple and direct conversation about familiar daily topic, and achieve excellent level in the primary Chinese. Listening:35 questions
Reading: 25 questions
60 20
Level 4 Test takers who reach YCT-Level 4 can complete basic communicative tasks in daily life and study. If traveling in China, YCT- Level 4 can handle most communication tasks they encounter. Listening: 40 questions
Reading: 30 questions
Writing: 10 questions
85 25


Date and Time

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Levels 1 - 4 will be offered starting at 9 a.m. on test day in Brown Hall 2037 on 
WMU's main campus
.

 

Registration

Registration is now open for all test dates and will close 10 days prior to each test. Payment for the YCT should be made online after completing your test registration.

The next YCT offered at our Confucius Institute is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, 2014.