Confucius Institute

The HSK

In order to serve the people, school districts, and universities of Maine, the Confucius Institute at USM has been commissioned by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban to offer the HSK and the HSKK starting in August, 2014. The HSK is an official standardized test administered by the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban to assess learners’ proficiency in Chinese language. The HSK is a written exam divided into six levels. The HSKK is an oral exam divided into three levels.

HSK scores can be beneficial for several different types of assessment. Confucius Institute Headquarters uses the test to select candidates for the Confucius Institute Scholarship program, Chinese teachers use the HSK to evaluate different teaching standards and training methods, and employers use HSK scores as a reference when hiring, training, and promoting employees. Through the HSK, non-Chinese speakers can understand a speaker's proficiency without having any knowledge of the language.

Test Dates

Test Level Registration Deadline Test Date
HSK Level 2, 6 7/19/2014 8/17/2014
HSK Level 1, 2, 5, HSKK Basic, Advanced 9/12/2014 10/11/2014
HSK Level 1, 2, 3, HSKK Basic 11/07/2014 12/06/2014

Application

 To apply, please visit Hanban's HSK website and create an account. Once you have created an account, log in and go to the Test Registration section. Choose the exam level you would like to take and follow the steps to register. In section one, the testing location will be the Confucius Institute at the University of Southern Maine, and the exam will be paper-based. The registration process includes an upload of a passport-style portrait. Please note the photo and upload specifications listed in the third section of registration, and make sure your photo meets the criteria before uploading. Once you have confirmed and submitted your registration, see below for exam rates and payment information.

Rates

Test Rate (USD)
HSK Level 1 $20
HSK Level 2 $30
HSK Level 3 $40
HSK Level 4 $50
HSK Level 5 $60
HSK Level 6 $70
HSKK Basic $20
HSKK Intermediate $30
HSKK Advanced $40

Exam fees may be paid with a check. Checks should be made out to the University of Southern Maine with the exam and exam level noted on the check. Please send checks to the address below, or contact us to arrange a time to stop by our office in person.

Contact

Test Site Director: Zhao Yue

Contact Person: Brianne Hodgkins, Zhang Jing

Email: confucius@usm.maine.edu

Phone: 207-780-5677

Address: 

Confucius Institute at USM

8 Bailey Hall

37 College Ave

Gorham, ME 04038

Take the HSK

The Confucius Institute at USM is now offering the HSK, a standardized proficiency exam for Chinese, administered by Confucius Institute Headquarters.

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