Test Preparation (HSK, BCT, YCT)

Test preparation for the HSK, BCT and YCT

Test Preparation (HSK, YCT, BCT)

When learning a language, many students also wish to prove their proficiency at it by taking the official examinations, which is why, at CMS we organized a Test Preparation Course that helps students get ready to pass those exams.

Test PreparationWhile developing this course, we realized that the commonly used materials used to prepare for the exams were not efficient. Not only where they boring, but also had translation problems, wrongly explained grammar or were simply too hard to decipher. As such, we created our own revision booklets and materials, taking into account which parts the students stumbled on the most and which have to be more thoroughly explained.

Our teachers teach students the skills and techniques required to answer the questions and pass the test the first time round. They also arrange practice exams from other years in order to get students more familiar with the exam methodology. As of right now, our students’ exam pass rate is over 98%.

This course can be taken in combination the normal Chinese lessons (usually the Intensive Mix Course) to get a more thorough learning experience, or can be taken as a separate course, completely focused on passing the exam.

The three Chinese language exams:

In order to assess the level of the Chinese language of non-native speakers at a worldwide level, Hanban has developed three exams: HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi – Chinese language Level Exam), YCT (Youth Chinese Test) and BTC (Business Chinese Test).

Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi – HSK

HSK preparationThe Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi – Chinese Proficiency Test is built to establish non-native Chinese speakers Chinese level. It is a reliable indicator for Chinese skill, as it is created and managed by specialists of the Chinese Ministry for Education.

Over the years, more and more companies have asked for this exam as prove of Chinese proficiency


Business Chinese Test – BCT

BCT preparationThe Business Chinese Test works establishes the student’s ability to communicate in a business environment and provides a basis for employers to assess the business Chinese proficiency of relevant persons when making such decisions as employee recruitment, selection, placement and promotion. It is held by the Chinese Ministry of Education (Hanban) and is composed of two main parts: Reading & Writing and Listening & Speaking.


Youth Chinese Test – YCT

YCT preparationThe new YCT test was launched by the Chinese Ministry of Education in an effort to encourage foreign young students to learn Chinese and improve their Chinese language proficiency. It consists of two parts: a writing test and a speaking test. The writing test is divided into four difficulty levels while the speaking test is divided into the beginner and intermediate level.