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Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia Successfully Held the Online HSK Examination in 2020

Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia Successfully Held the Online HSK Examination in 2020

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, the last Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) of the year 2020 in Latvia officially opened. Affected by the epidemic situation, almost all Chinese courses in Latvia have been changed to online teaching, and HSK is no exception. The Chinese proficiency test has been changed to online examination. The winter in North Country is always extremely cold. However, the cold winter does not affect the enthusiasm of Latvia Chinese learners. The Chinese proficiency test will start to register on November 17, 2020. Up to November 27, 2020, a total of 16 people have signed up for the online test. Among them, there are three people at level one, five people at level two, three people at level three, two people at level Four, two people at level five, and one person at level six. Compared with the second HSK examination in 2020, three more students signed up and six levels of examination are added in.This HSK examination adheres to the principle of openness, fairness and justice. It uses zoom conference software to record the whole process. HSK special test software is used for students to answer questions. During the use process, it can capture the real-time and track the dynamic of examinees.

Feeling everyone’s enthusiasm, Professor Shang Quanyu, Chinese Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia, organized the volunteer teachers to conduct pre examination training and arrangement immediately. This is the first online Chinese proficiency test in Latvia, and both China and Latvia attach great importance to it. The 12 examiners, including Professor Shang, were divided into six groups according to the HSK level, with two persons in each group. At 10:00 p.m. on December 9, 2020, Beijing time, a simulated test was conducted using Zoom and HSK software to make the examinees and examiners familiar with the online examination process and examination system.

Before the mock examination, Professor Pildegovics, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia, joined the meeting and expressed his gratitude and concern to the Latvia volunteers. “I am very grateful to the volunteers who have been able to continue to carry out online courses for Chinese learners in Latvia even though they have been greatly affected by the epidemic,” said Professor Pildegovics. I hope the epidemic will end soon. ”

At 14:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020, all invigilators and examinees of HSK2, 4 and 6 entered the Zoom conference software according to the examination requirements. With the help of invigilator, each examinee logged into the examination system to check whether there is any problem with the equipment used in the examination. Then the invigilator read the examination instructions and checked the examinees’ information. At 15:00 p.m., HSK2, 4 and 6 started on time. At 18:30 p.m. Beijing time on the same day, all invigilators and examinees of HSk1, 3 and 5 entered the zoom conference software for pre examination inspection. At 19:30 p.m. Beijing time, HSK1, 3 and 5 levels also started smoothly. The volunteers try their best to solve the system and procedure problems during the examination.

With the technical support of teachers from Confucius Institute and CTI international, the online Chinese proficiency test was successfully completed. The smooth progress of the examination is inseparable from the efforts of Chinese teachers in the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia and the support of Chinese learners. The new examination mode also provides new ideas for the future Chinese proficiency test. In the future, the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia will continue to strengthen the publicity of the examination. We hope that more and more Chinese enthusiasts will participate in the HSK examination in the future. Here we also sincerely wish every examinee would obtain a satisfy result !







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