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  • Kids Chinese courses / Children mandarin lessons will help kids to prepare for the Chinese test (YCT). Kids from the whole world can join Youth Chinese Test. With the certificates, kids can build more confidences in learning Chinese language. Capital Mandarin School has designed the books which content matches the YCT.


  • 1.The Introduction of YCT
    The new YCT test was launched by Hanban in an effort to encourage foreign young students to learn Chinese and improve their Chinese language proficiency. As part of this effort, since 2004 Hanban has organized experts from different disciplines such as Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement to work on the program, conducting surveys in order to understand the latest trends in overseas Chinese language teaching and learning.

     

     I. Test Structure
    The new YCT is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency. It assesses young foreign students' abilities to use Chinese in their daily and academic lives. The new YCT consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. The writing test is divided into four levels, namely, the YCT (level I), YCT (level II), YCT (level III), and YCT (level IV). The speaking test is divided into the YCT (Beginner Level) and YCT (Intermediate Level


     

     

          Writing Test

     

     

               Speaking Test

     

          YCT (Level IV)

     

     

              YCT (Intermediate Level)

     

     

          YCT (Level III)

     

            

               YCT (Beginner Level)

     

        

          YCT (Level II)

     

     

          YCT (Level I)

     

     

      II. Test Levels
    The different levels of the new YCT are similar to some of the levels in the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF); details are as follows:

     

    New HSK

    New YCT

    Vocabulary

    CLPS

    CEF

     

    HSK (Level VI)

     

     

    Over 5,000

    Level V

    C2

     

    HSK (Level V)

     

     

    2,500

    C1

     

    HSK (Level IV)

     

     

    1,200

    Level IV

    B2

     

    HSK (Level III)

     

    YCT (Level IV)

    600

    Level III

    B1

     

    HSK (Level II)

     

    YCT (Level III)

    300

    Level II

    A2

     

    HSK (Level I)

     

    YCT (Level II)

    150

    Level I

    A1

     

    YCT (Level I)

    80

     

     

     

    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.

     

     III. Test Principles
    The new YCT aims to improve Chinese language learners’ self-confidence and follows the principle of “test-teaching correlation”. It bases the design of the test on current trends in international Chinese language training and is closely related to textbook learning procedures. The purpose of the test is to “promote training through testing” and “promote learning through testing”.

     

     IV. Test Purposes
    The YCT is intended for students whose mother tongue is not Chinese. The results of the test can serve various purposes:
    1. A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese.
    2. A reference for Chinese language training in schools.
    3. A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.
    4. A benchmark for students who want to participate in the HSK test.

     

     V. Results Certificate
    Test takers will receive their test results for the new YCT issued by Hanban within three weeks after the test.

     


    2 The Dates of YCT Test 2012

    The Time Schedule of YCT

    Exam Time

    Exam Level

    Deadline of Signing Up

    Score Announce Time

    24th

    (Saturday)

    March

    Level 1-4

    26th Feb.

    24th Apr.

    26th

    (Saturday)

    May

    Level 1-4

    +oral exam

    29th Apr.

    26th June

    25th

    (Saturday)

    August

    Level 1-4

    29th July

    25th Sep.

    10th

    (Saturday)

    November

    Level 1-4

    +Oral exam

    14th Oct.

    10th Dec.

     

    3.YCT Examination Registration Process

     1 Signing up

     2 Choose time and sites

     3 Fill out personal information and upload the photos

     

    For test takers registering via the Internet, it’s only needed to sign up to be a member of the website, select the desired category, date and site for the test, and input your personal information. And then your booking for the examination is finished.
    Upon completion of the booking, test takers are kindly reminded to pay examination fees before the corresponding deadline, only by which, can the booking finally take effect, the test taker be confirmed, and such services as printing of test admission ticket offered.

     

    Tips:   1. Read carefully the examination regulations before registration and participating in examination to facilitate the process of registration and examination;
                 2. Keep well the account information and test entry card information, which will be of greater help to inquire and obtain the test report and the certificate;
                 3. If there are any questions about the timing and traffic routes, contacting registered test center in advance will be a good choice.

  • The features of our school’s YCT Test lessons


  • Capital Mandarin School Levels Placement

  • YCT Test Prepartion Courses

      Teaching Syllabus of YCT Test Preparation Courses

    • Hours What children will learn: What they can speak after the lessons Levels

      48 lessons
      (1 lesson =50minutes)

      1.Chinese pinyin;
      2.Get to know Chinese language environment and learn the basic Chinese language phrases in common use;
      3.They also will learn several Chinese communicative topics for example: Say "hello", to say goodbye, personal introduction and time expression 80 basic vocabularies

      1.understand simple spoken Chinese language with slow speed.

      2.Even children with no knowledge of mandarin Chinese language grammar can learn mandarin Chinese language faster than adults. That is because they simply imitate what they hear, and remember "the language itself", rather than memorizing complicated rules of grammar. Therefore, beginning with correct pronunciation and tones is a shortcut for children to learn Mandarin Chinese.

        (YCT1)


      42 lessons

      (1 lesson =50minutes)

      1. Phrases and 150 Chinese words;
      2. They can use Chinese to introduce themselves and state their requirements;
      3. They also will learn several Chinese communicative topics;

      4. Our Mandarin Chinese course for kids is designed using dialogues applicable to children’s everyday life. Children really take to the engaging study method in this course, giving kids a greater affinity for learning Chinese. They will naturally pick up the grammar patterns in the "dialogues", and will be able to use the expressions correctly. 

      1.Correct expression of time;
      2. Simple description appearance, place, emotions;
      3.Express understanding simple requirements and view;

      4.To correctly use comparative sentences and other basic Chinese grammar and sentence (statements, questions, exclamation, imperative, etc.)

        (YCT2)

      60 lessons

      (1 lesson =50minutes)

       

      1.Phrases and 300 Chinese words;
      2. They can use Chinese to introduce themselves and state their requirements;
      3. They also will learn several Chinese communicative topics;

      4.Our Mandarin Chinese course for kids is designed using dialogues applicable to children’s everyday life. Children really take to the engaging study method in this course, giving kids a greater affinity for learning Chinese. They will naturally pick up the grammar patterns in the "dialogues", and will be able to use the expressions correctly. 

       

       

      1.Expression action to make, finished or are about to happen, etc.

       

        (YCT3)


      60 lessons

      (1 lesson =50minutes)

      1.Phrases and 600 Chinese words;
      2. They can use Chinese to introduce themselves and state their requirements;

      3.They also will learn several Chinese communicative topics.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      1.Express feelings about what happened.

      2.They can do some meaningful conversation in Chinese language and make simple interaction with native Chinese people.

       

       ( YCT4)

 

  • Start Dates of YCT Test Preparation Courses

  • Jan.2nd

    Feb. 6th

    Feb.20th

    Mar.5th

    Mar.19th

    Apr.9th

    Apr.23rd

    May. 7th

    May. 21st

    Jun.4th

    Jun.18th

    Jul.2nd

    Jul.16th

    Jul.30th

    Aug.6th

    Aug.20th

    Sep.3rd

    Sep.17th

    Oct. 8th

    Oct.22th

    Nov.5th

    Nov.19th

    Dec.3rd

    Dec.17th

  • Sample Schedule for the YCT Test Preparation Courses

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          Mon

          Tue

          Wed

          Thu

          Fri

          Sat

    9:30am-12:20am

    Grammar & Vocabulary

    Grammar & Vocabulary

    Grammar & Vocabulary

    Grammar & Vocabulary

    Grammar & Vocabulary

    Analyze YCT simulation/ sample test

    12:20am-13:30pm

                                                     Break

     

    13:30pm-15:30pm

    YCT Oral Course & Characters

    YCT simulation/ sample test

    YCT Listening Course & Characters Characters

    YCT simulation/ sample test

    YCT Oral Course & Reading Course


    1)Price
    2)Download the application form
    3)Accommodation

 

YCT Sprint Courses

Durition: 2 weeks

Sample Schedule for the YCT Sprint Courses

 

      Mon

            Tue

      Wed

             Thu

        Fri

9:30am-12:20pm

Grammar & Vocabulary

YCT Listenting Course & Reading

Grammar & Vocabulary

YCT Reading Courses & Writing

Grammar & Vocabulary

12:20am-13:30pm

                                                                  Break

13:30am-15:30pm

YCT tests over the years and analyzing

YCT simulation/ sample test and analyzing

YCT tests over years and analyzing

YCT simulation/ sample test and analyzing

YCT tests over the years and analyzing


    YCT Examination Registration Process

  • The rules of YCT examination


  • YCT Course Content  and Test

  •  Sample Test of YCT