On April 20th, UW Language Learning Center hosted the first on-line HSK (abbreviation for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, which stands for Chinese Proficient Test) in the State of Washington. HSK tests have 1-6 levels representing different difficulty levels, and 9 students took the test in Denny Hall, Room 122. This test is under the supervision of the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington. An HSK score will be an asset for students to apply for Confucius Institute Scholarship programs, to proceed to a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) in Chinese universities, or study such majors as Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy.
The next HSK on-line test will be offered on Oct. 20, 2013 in Language Learning Center, and the registration deadline is Oct.10. Students who are interested in taking the test are welcome to log on to http://www.chinesetest.cn for more information and to register for the tests.