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Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia successfully held the first online HSK examination in 2022

Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia successfully held the first online HSK examination in 2022

On Saturday, March 12, 2022, Beijing time, the first annual Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) in Latvia officially started. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is still an online test. From February 9th to February 26th, 2022 is the registration time for the HSK exam. The Confucius Institute’s exam this time covers HSK Level 2 to Level 5, and HSKK Elementary to Advanced. A total of five sessions have been arranged. The HSK test is always done by adhering to the principle of fairness and openness. Candidates use the test client dedicated to Chinese Testing International to answer the questions and use the camera to take a snapshot in real time; the examiners use the Zoom conference software to record the whole process as the second camera for invigilating.

In order to ensure the smooth development of the home-based online test, Shang Quanyu, Chinese director of Confucius Institute at University of Latvia, has been actively organizing online test training for all invigilators and arranged for the chief examiner, Bai Bingyu, to coordinate the invigilation of the examination, and Anastasija Galkina, secretary of the Confucius Institute and the translator during the test, in a timely manner, to implement the test notice and help candidates solve problems when applying for the test, etc.

At 14:00 on March 5, 2022, Beijing time, all invigilators used the Zoom conference software and the HSK test client to conduct a mock test, which not only helped students familiarize themselves with the process, but also helped examiners reflect and improve their invigilation work. Starting at 14:00 on Saturday, March 12th, the first exam (HSK2 & HSK4) was prepared. Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, Shang Quanyu, Li Min, all invigilators and candidates entered the meeting room on time. The invigilators assisted all candidates in the verification of equipment and environment in an orderly manner, and clarify the examination instructions. The examination officially started at 15:00 in the afternoon. Then, the second (HSKK intermediate), the third (HSK2&HSK4), the fourth(HSKK elementary)and the fifth(HSKK advanced)tests were also carried out in sequence. During this period, the invigilation work has ensured all-weather standby to facilitate the normal conduct of the HSK test.

The last HSK home-based online test ended successfully at 23:00 Beijing time. With the escort of the teachers of the Confucius Institute and the technical support of Chinese Test International, the HSK test of the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia has become better and better. Students’ love for Chinese is the driving force for international Chinese teachers to move forward. May the flowers of Chinese in the Baltic Sea always bloom, and Chinese learners will continue to achieve great results!






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