Participation in the Putonghua Shuiping (PSC) Test administered by KLC continues to grow.

The number of participants reached 141 for the 27-29 June 2019 test conducted at the ACC Eduhub, compared to 140 for the test in November 2018.

With parents paying more attention to their children’s mother tongue results in schools., more teachers are seeking to raise their proficiency in the pronunciation of the Chinese language.

The majority of the participants in the June test were holders of the  WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (Chinese). The passing mark for the test is 60, and most of them exceeded the mark.

Student taking the PSC test @ ACC Eduhub on 27-29 June 2019

Student taking the PSC test @ ACC Eduhub on 27-29 June 2019

The test is conducted in oral form only, without the need for pinyin knowledge and written skill, to assess candidates’ spoken proficiency.

KLC’s register for the Test since July 2015 shows a total of more than 800 students have taken the Test with KLC.

From left: Mr Yao Cheng, PSC Examiner, Dr Chen Shi, Vice Principal of KLCII, Ms Meng Hui, PSC Examiner and Mr James Ling, Head of Chinese Language Department

From left: Mr Yao Cheng, PSC Examiner, Dr Chen Shi, Vice Principal of KLCII, Ms Meng Hui, PSC Examiner and Mr James Ling, Head of Chinese Language Department

PSC, developed by China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Institute of Applied Linguistics,  classifies “Putonghua” as Chinese language with standard pronunciation and it is currently used all over the world.