We are proud to announce that 100% of our Kindergarten/1st grade class passed the YCT Level 1. This is a tremendous achievement and we are very proud of our students and their wonderful teacher Yuanyuan Zhu. They were by far the youngest test-takers to participate in the YCT that was held by the Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University on March 23, 2013.
Here is some more information about the test:
Youth Chinese Test (YCT)
YCT is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test which is directed by examining non-native primary and secondary school students’ ability to apply Chinese language in their studies and daily lives. It consists of two independent parts: written test and oral test. The written test is made up of four levels from YCT-Level 1 to YCT-Level 4. The oral test includes YCT (Elementary) and YCT (Intermediate).
YCT-Level 1: Examination candidates who reach YCT-Level 1 can understand and put into practice vocabulary and sentences for daily use and have a foundation to pursue more advanced Chinese studies. The exam includes a listening section and a reading section and is 30 minutes in length.