The 2023 Test of Chinese as Foreign Language (TOCFL) will take place at Kian Kok Middle School, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 26 August 2023 (Saturday). Online registration for TOCFL is open from 20 June to 20 July 2023.
The test is organized by the Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), co-organized by Kian Kok Middle School and the Taiwan Alumni Association of Sabah. There are three bands for TOCFL Listening & Reading test, which are Band A, Band B, and Band C, and both simplified and traditional Mandarin test papers are available for each band. Candidates who pass the test will receive a certificate from the Ministry of Education.
In an online preparatory meeting held on 20 June 2023, Ms. Charlin Chang, the Education Director of TECO expressed her gratitude to the co-organizer, Kian Kok Middle School and Taiwan Alumni Association of Sabah for the support and effort for continuing organizing the test in the school for the second year.
Ms. Charlin Chang mentioned that many undergraduate and graduate programs offered by universities in Taiwan require a TOCFL certificate for admission or as a reference for an applicant’s Chinese proficiency. The TOCFL certificate can serve as proof of Chinese proficiency for applying for a Taiwan Scholarship and obtaining bonus points under the new appraisal system for Overseas Chinese and international students who want to remain in Taiwan to work.
The TOCFL can be used to reflect the candidates’ real-life Mandarin skills as the content of the test includes daily conversations, advertisements, letters, and other everyday life communicative materials. She also encourages students who are currently learning Mandarin in international schools, language centres, and tuition centres to sit TOCFL to assess their Mandarin proficiency level.
There are more than 60 university-affiliated Mandarin Language Centers in Taiwan, offering various Mandarin programs and related resources which are suitable for all kinds of Mandarin learners. Students shall grasp the opportunity to learn Mandarin in Taiwan.
Mr. Goh Teck Seng, Principal of Kian Kok Middle School mentioned that the proficiency levels of TOCFL are in corresponding relationship with (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines. He encourages students and the public to participate in TOCFL to assess their Mandarin language level.
Mr. Pang Thou Chong, the President of the Taiwan Alumni Association of Sabah said that the association is devoted to promoting talent cultivation in Sabah in combination with Taiwan's educational trends. By co-organizing the TOCFL, they hope encourage Sabah students to obtain a professional certification of Chinese proficiency and aim to promote the integration of Chinese language with the world.
Candidates shall register via the online registration form: https://tocfl.sc-top.org.tw/zoom/. For group registration with 10 individuals and above, each individual will enjoy a 10% discount. For further information, kindly visit the website of the Education Division (https://www.edutwmy.com). For inquiries, please contact Education Division at 03-2162 3228, 03-2161 4439 ext. 185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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