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Chinese Language Center of Hunan University


Since 1992, the Chinese Language Center has undertaken the teaching of Chinese to more than 3000 students from countries and regions such as the United States, Canada, Ecuador, Guyana, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Russia, Czech, Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Egypt, Ghana, Israel, Nigeria and Burundi.

There are more than 20 full-time and part-time experienced teachers working in the Chinese Language Center. All the teachers are holders of master’s degree or above, among whom are 12 holders of doctoral degree and senior professional titles, specializing in linguistics and applied linguistics, international Sinology and distance teaching of Chinese as a second language. More than 70% of the teachers have served as teachers of Chinese or educational management staff in countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Russia.

This center hosts the testing of BCT (Business Chinese Test) in Central China and is in charge of the test paper making and candidate instruction for “Chinese Bridge 2009” (Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students) organized by Hanban (Chinese Language Council International). The center has also participated in work in the Confucius Institute in Korea and Chinese Language Centers in Vietnam.

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"Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students

"Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students is an international Chinese proficiency competition organized by Hanban (Chinese Language Council International). Since 2002, seven competitions have been successfully held. 593 college students from more than 55 countries have been invited to take part in the finals, and the number of students taking part in the preliminary contests has totaled about 50,000. “Chinese Bridge” includes competitions in Chinese language proficiency, national conditions of Chinese and Chinese cultural skills. Competitors first have preliminary contests in their own countries, and the winners of each country are invited to China for the finals.

Because of the success of 7th “Chinese Bridge” held in Changsha in 2008, Hanban has decided to grant Changsha the privilege to continue to host “Chinese Bridge”, with the teachers of Chinese in Hunan University making the test papers and instructing the contestants.

BCT (Business Chinese Test)

Hunan University, along with other 19 famous Chinese universities, such as Peking University, Fudan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shandong University and Xi’an Foreign Languages Institute, has been approved to be a hosting institution of BCT.

BCT is a state-level standard test meant to assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers engaged in business activities. BCT is developed under the entrustment of the Office of Chinese Language Council International. With practical abilities and communication skills as the main features of the test, BCT assesses the examinees' ability to effectively communicate in Chinese in business, daily life and social interactions. Hunan University is the sole host of this test in Hunan Province.

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