New Chinese Proficiency Standards and Its Impacts on Chinese Proficiency Test

Author
ZHANG, George Xinsheng
LI, Linda Mingfang

Source
International Journal of Chinese Language Education; Dec 2021; Issue No. 10; p.83 - 105

Publisher
Department of Chinese Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
Chinese Language Program, Columbia University
Chung Hwa Book Co. (H.K.) Ltd.

Abstract
The newly adopted Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education is the third of its kind since the mid-1980s. This article examines its contents and backgrounds in comparison to the two previous versions, and discusses its potential implications on Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) and on the learning and teaching of Chinese worldwide, now often referred to in China as international Chinese language education, particularly in Confucius Institutes, the main platform for international Chinese language education.

Keywords
Chinese proficiency standards Chinese proficiency test (HSK) Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) European Benchmarks for Chinese Language (EBCL) international Chinese language education

Language
English

ISSN
2520-7733 (Print); 2521-4241 (Online)

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