The 2023 Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) will take place at San Min Independent Secondary School, Teluk Intan, Perak on 10 August 2023 (Thursday). Online registration for TOCFL is open from 15 May to 30 June 2023.
The test is organized by the Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), co-organized by San Min Independent Secondary School. In a preparatory meeting held on 15 May 2023, Ms. Charlin Chang, the Education Director of TECO expressed her gratitude to the co-organizer, San Min Independent Secondary School for the effort to continue 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 centers, and tuition centers to sit TOCFL to assess their Mandarin proficiency level.
She also highlighted that 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. Foo Wing Meng, Principal of San Min Independent Secondary School mentioned that the TOCFL is a standardized assessment tool for Mandarin proficiency levels which corresponds with CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines. He encourages students to participate regularly in various international language assessments for self-improvement as well as to widen their horizons.
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. 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.
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