Texas South University Confucius Institute held the first HSK in the first semester in fall

September 17, 2017

At 10 am On September 17, the first HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) in the first semester in fall was successfully held in Lab 323 of MLK building, Texas Southern University. A total of 7 people, including two adults and 5 primary and secondary school students took the basic level of the examination.

An hour before the start of the exam, Professor Xiao Yi, Dean of Texas South University Confucius, Chinese teachers and volunteers arrived at the lab in advance to examine the computers and other equipment. Under the guidance of the volunteer teacher Yawen Cao, all the examinees reached the examination room before 9.30 accompanied by their parents and teachers.

After that, Prof. Xiao Yi, Dean of Texas South University Confucius, gave a brief introduction to the programs currently held by Confucius Institute including language courses, cultural courses and summer trip in China in the room 302 of MLK building, office of Texas Southern University. Through this, the parents and local Chinese teachers expressed their desire to make further cooperation with Confucius Institute and expand the Chinese courses. Then, after the examiners Chinese teacher Lina Fa and Xiaobin Hu read the examination rules and discipline, all the testers entered the lab and stared their test.

In less than half an hour, all the testers completed the 40 multiple choice questions and they took pictures holding Confucius Institute Instagram Board joyfully. Although the testers were at the basic level, their participation in HSK has shown their determination to learn Chinese well.

It is expected that with the efforts of Texas Southern University Confucius Institute, an increasing amount of people have interest in Chinese language and culture Greater Houston area will have more and more people interested in learning Chinese and culture and enlarge the influence of Confucius Institute.