Standardized tests

We encourage our students to sit for the 汉语水平考试(HSK) and the 中小学生汉语考试(YCT) standardized tests, which are globally recognized Mandarin proficiency tests administered by the Confucius Institute of China. These test levels correspond to the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). They are used as a reference worldwide as an indication of Mandarin proficiency level.