In Skype Chinese Class, HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) or the Chinese Proficiency Test is an international standardized exam which tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It evaluates Chinese language abilities in Skype Chinese Class for non-native Chinese speakers in Skype Chinese Class in term of using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK test in Skype Chinese Class was developed in 1984 and the first HSK test was held overseas in 1991. Since then, the Chinese testing centers - Skype Chinese Class, have spread all over domestic and foreign lands.
HSK test began to be designed by Beijing Language Institute Skype Chinese Class at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). In March 2010, the new HSK test was introduced. The new HSK test in Skype Chinese Class was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners in Skype Chinese Class. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by experts from different disciplines including Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement. The new HSK test combines the advantages of the original HSK in Skype Chinese Class while taking into consideration recent trends in Chinese language training in Skype Chinese Class by conducting surveys and making use of the latest findings in international language testing.
The new HSK test has a new test structure in Skype Chinese Class and style of language tested. When the old HSK test structure in Skype Chinese Class was often criticized for testing the formal and impractical language, the new HSK test in Skype Chinese Class format is designed to test usage of more daily and practical language. Both old and new HSK test in Skype Chinese Class had held for a while, but now test takers can only take the new HSK test.
The new HSK test in Skype Chinese Class consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. There are six levels of writing tests, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI) in Skype Chinese Class. There are three levels of speaking tests, namely the HSK (beginner level), HSK (intermediate level), and HSK (advanced level). During the speaking test, test takers; speeches will be recorded in Skype Chinese Class.