YCT is an international standardized Chinese language test which is directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school students’ ability to apply Chinese language in their studies and daily lives. It consists of two independent parts: written test and oral test. The written test is made up of four levels from YCT Level 1 to YCT Level 4. The oral test includes YCT-Speaking Basic and YCT-Speaking Intermediate, and the test taker’s on-site performance will be recorded.
Can understand and use very simple Chinese words and phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
Have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
Can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when traveling in China.
Can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.
The YCT is intended for students whose mother tongue is not Chinese.
The results of the test can serve various purposes:
- A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese.
- A reference for Chinese language training in schools.
- A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.
- A benchmark for students who want to participate in the HSK test.