What is YCT?
To encourage more and more youth speakers of other languages learn Chinese and Chinese culture, China has launched YCT test since 2004. YCT (Youth Chinese Test) is an international standardized Chinese language ability test based on the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages. It is the only official general Youth Chinese language ability test in China and one of the most authoritative and recognized Chinese test all over the world. The goal of YCT is to enhance their confidence to use Chinese.
YCT is an authority proof of the Primary & Middle School student Chinese Ability
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).
- After passing YCT (Level I) you can understand and use some of the most common Chinese phrases and sentences and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
- When you pass YCT (Level II) you can understand and use some simple Chinese phrases and sentences and cope with basic level communications.
- By Passing YCT (Level III), you will gain 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.