Hua Hsia Chinese School has successfully become the HSK/YCT Test Centre in North London Area.
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I. HSK(for adults)/ YCT (for students) Introduction
The new HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses a non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives.

II. Testing Purposes 
1. HSK/YCT are the only Chinese Proficiency Certificates that are recognized by the Chinese government.
2. A reference for an educational institution’s decision-making concerning recruiting students, assigning students to different classes, allowing students to skip certain courses and granting students academic credits.
3. A reference for employers’ decision-making concerning the recruitment, training and promotion of test takers.
4. A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese.
5. A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.

III. Test Levels
HSK(for adults)includes SIX levels:
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese words and 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 simple and 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 in 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.
YCT (for students) includes FOUR levels:
Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level I) can understand and use some of the most common Chinese phrases and sentences and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level II) can understand and use some simple Chinese phrases and sentences and cope with basic level communications.
Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level III), having reached an excellent level in basic Chinese, can communicate on familiar daily topics in a simple manner. 
Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level IV) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. When travelling in China, they can manage most forms of communication in Chinese.

V. Results Certificate
Test takers will receive the results for the new HSK, issued by Hanban, within a month of sitting the test.