Type of Test
The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) is a set of standardized language proficiency tests developed for non-native speakers of Chinese. CEFR organizes language proficiency in three bands and six levels. In order to meet the actual Chinese teaching situations overseas, however, SC-TOP developed a preliminary band: the Band Novice, which means the overall organization of four bands and eight levels. Four bands include: Band Novice, Band A, Band B, and Band C. Each band is further divided into two levels making a total of eight levels: Novice 1, Novice 2, and Level 1 to Level 6.
CCCC, designed in consideration of children’s specific cognitive and linguistic development, is a standardized test to objectively measure the Chinese proficiency of young test takers from different language and culture backgrounds. With its special emphasis on the everyday lives and interests of children, CCCC helps test takers to understand their own levels of Chinese proficiency and encourages them to pursue further Chinese study. The test includes the following features:
★ Test content is lively, diverse, and interesting.
★ Test content is tailored to suit children’s life experiences.
★ Test content matches children’s cognitive and language development.
★ Fascinating pictures in the color-printed test booklet capture children’s attention.