Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at SUNY College of Optometry is a joint project of SUNY College of Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University and the Chinese government through Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban), a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The Confucius Institute at SUNY College of Optometry provides Chinese Language and Culture courses and Tai Chi courses, holds a variety of events on language, culture and Healthcare, and is a center for Chinese language tests including HSK, HSKK and BCT tests.

Chinese Tests

The Confucius Institute at SUNY College of Optometry now offers HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi Levels 1-6), a standardized test of Chinese language proficiency for non-native Chinese speakers, HSKK (HSK Speaking Test) and the BCT (Business Chinese Test).

To take the tests, candidates must first register online at www.chinesetest.cn.  Detailed testing information and available test dates may be found at that site as well.  Be sure to choose New York City which will bring up a short list of sites that includes the Confucius Institute at SUNY College of Optometry.

Test Payments

You may make online payments for the Chinese tests.

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

HSK is an international standardized Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily lives, academic and working settings. HSK comprises of six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6.

HSK test was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by the experts from different disciplines including Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement. The exam combines the advantages of the original HSK while taking into consideration the recent trends in Chinese language training by conducting surveys and making use of the latest findings in international language testing.

  Test Date   Register Deadline
  03-16-2014    Sunday   02-17-2014
  05-10-2014    Saturday   04-13-2014
  09-14-2014    Sunday   08-18-2014
  12-06-2014    Saturday   11-09-2014

 

HSK Speaking Test (HSKK)

HSKK is an international standardized Chinese language test to measure the oral communicative ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily lives, academic and working settings. HSKK can be divided into three levels of HSKK (Basic), HSKK (Intermediate) and HSKK (Advanced), and the test taker’s on-site performance will be recorded.

  Test Date   Register Deadline
  03-16-2014    Sunday   02-17-2014
  05-10-2014    Saturday   04-13-2014
  12-06-2014    Saturday   11-09-2014

 

Business Chinese Test (BCT)

BCT is an international standardized language test orienting on communication ability in workplace. It assesses the Chinese proficiency of non-native speaker in using Chinese in real business circumstances or common working situations.

  Test Date   Register Deadline
  11-16-2014    Sunday   10-20-2014