Mandarin Proficiency

The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language(TOCFL)is established by the Ministry of Education to become a certified and standard assessment of Mandarin proficiency. The new version of the TOCFL has three proficiency bands: Band A, Band B, and Band C. Each of the bands has two levels. Therefore, there are a total of six levels: Levels 1 to 6. The items on the test of each level are 50 multiple choice items, to be answered in 60 minutes. Test takers can choose the test levels best suited to them based on their Chinese language proficiency and learning background.

In April 2008, Feng Chia University hosted its first TOP examination with over 300 students signed up in the Central region. For more information about the test, visit the TOCFL website.

BAND Hours of Courses Words
BAND A 120-360 500-1000
BAND B 360-960 2500-5000
BAND C 960+ 8000+

When you have finished your study here at the Language Center, a certificate by the TOCFL may come in handy to certify your Mandarin proficiency when applying for a job or university.

Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK) (Chinese: 漢語水平考試)

Translated as the Chinese Proficiency Test or the Chinese Standard Exam, is China's only standardized test of Standard Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers such as foreign students and overseas Chinese.
It is not uncommon to refer to a standard or level of proficiency by the HSKlevel number, or score. For example, a job description might ask for foreign applicants with \"HSK5 or better.'
The test is administered by Hanban, an agency of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. (Resource by Wikipedia)


The Steering Committee for Test of Proficiency – Huayu have compared the test of TOCFL with the HSK offered in China. The test takers can read the following figure for detail. As shown on the figure, Level 1 in TOCFL is comparable to Level 4 in HSK.
Please visit the site for more detail information