Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language - TOCFL

Testing Session at the University of Alberta

L. Bailey - 26 February 2018

The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) is a standardized language proficiency test, which is developed by the Mandarin Training Center, the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, and the Psychological Testing Center of National Taiwan Normal University. The test is used to assess and to certify the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers.

The new version of the TOCFL includes four proficiency bands: Band Novice, Band A (basic competence for daily life communication), Band B (Being able to comprehend and analyze dialogues and texts) and Band C (Focus on the vocabulary extent and language proficiency). The test has both listening and reading sections and is also available in both traditional and simplified character versions. Test takers are not required to write Chinese characters while taking the test. All answers are to be marked on the Answer Sheet.

Each test taker who successfully reaches the level requirements in Band A, Band B and Band C will receive a Chinese Language Proficiency certificate, which can be served as a Chinese proficiency credential for individuals who would like to study, apply for scholarships, a job or do business in Chinese-speaking countries.

This year, the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta will be hosting the TOCFL again on campus. The exam date is April 27, 2018 (Friday) at 1:00pm. If you are interested and want to challenge yourself as a Chinese language learner, do seize this opportunity! The registration deadline is March 26, 2018 (Monday).

To access the registration form of the 2018 TOCFL please click here. Copies of the registration form are also provided at the reception area in the Department of East Asian Studies. If you have any questions regarding the test, please contact Dr. Kuo-Chan Sun by e-mail at kuochan@ualberta.ca

Thank you again for your interest. It will also be greatly appreciated if you could pass on this message to those who might be interested.