HSKK (Hsk Speaking Test)

HSK Speaking Test (HSKK - Hanyu Shuiping Kouyu Kaoshi 汉语水平口语考试) assesses the test takers’ oral Chinese abilities. HSKK consists of three levels, HSKK (Primary level), HSKK (Intermediate level) and HSKK (Advanced level). HSKK is conducted in the form of audio recording.

What is HSKK?

The HSKK test has the purpose of assessing the expression skills in oral Chinese and is necessary only for the purposes of participation in the scholarship calls issued each year by Hanban, being among the requirements required to be eligible to apply (in addition of the HSK).

The HSKK test therefore acts as a subsidiary and completion phase of the HSK language proficiency test, and it is required only in some specific cases (such as the one indicated above).

The test is divided into three levels: primary, intermediate, advanced.

It is a complementary test to the HSK, from which it is however independent. The two tests are taken separately from each other.

For more information on the HSKK proficiency you can download the attached document (HSKK information sheet) or go to the official page of the Hanban Chinese Test Center.

Take the HSKK test at the Confucius Institute at the University of Bologna

The Confucius Institute of the University of Bologna informs you that the exam sessions for 2021 are scheduled as follow:

  • I SESSION: Saturday 24 April 2021.
  • II SESSION: Saturday 5 June 2021 (registration closed) 

     The exam will take place in Home Edition mode.There are currently no other exam sessions available for 2021. Any updates regarding new exam dates will be posted on this page.

 

Tests in Home Edition mode

Considering the worsening of the health situation linked to the COVID-19 sanitary emergency, in order to limit the spread of the epidemic and to ensure the safety of personnel and candidates, the Confucius Institute of the University of Bologna has opted for the conducting HSKK exams in Home Edition mode.

 The Chinese Testing International Center has decided to launch the Online Chinese Test (Home Edition), to help students complete HSKK tests at home with active remote monitoring from exam centers, in order to meet the needs of Chinese language  students around the world.

 

Before sign up for Home Edition tests: technical requirements

Candidates must verify that they meet the following requirements before submitting their registration. If the following requirements are not satisfied and the candidates proceed with the registration anyway, the fee will NOT be refunded.

  • COMPUTER: operating system: Windows 7 or 10                                                                                                               *** PLEASE, PAY ATTENTION: the operating system OS (MAC) does NOT support the system used for the exams.
  • SOFTWARE: download and install the client software of the Online Chinese Test (Home Edition), available for download at the following link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgxRB4bRYbqNi3jdV4cA76pbiTwx?e=Ljvzmo Once the file has been extracted, simply launch the ExamClient.exe program.
  • INTERNET CONNECTION: minimum speed 200 KB / s
  • CAMERA: HD (over 300,000 pixels). Please, ensure that the room in which the exam will take place is well lit and that the camera is not obstructed.
  • HEADPHONES: clear sound and good sound insulation.
  • MICROPHONE: check that there are no obstructions. The audio recording should be clear and without background noise.
  • EXAMINATION PLACE: The exam must be carried out in a safe, closed and without interference. It is forbidden to take the exam in public areas such as parks, cafes, restaurants, etc. The monitor and keyboard should be placed on a desk or table. No one is authorized to enter or leave the room during the exam. There can be no unauthorized objects in the room used for carrying out the exam.

Once you have checked all the components necessary for the  software's correct use and what is required, you can proceed with carrying out an exam simulation. Each candidate will be able to independently carry out the simulation.

At the end of the simulation, to leave the program, proceed as follows: Alt + f4, input “quit”.

IMPORTANT NOTES

In order to allow the test center and its staff to properly supervise the test, students - in addition to the pc / laptop for carrying out the test - will have to use another device (e.g. tablet, smartphone - to be set in airplane mode) making a video conference on Zoom on the latter for the duration of the test, taking care to frame yourself and the screen of the PC / laptop used for the test. The camera must therefore be pointed at the candidate by placing the additional device behind or next to the person taking the exam, so that is clearly visible: the candidate himself, the screen of the PC / laptop on which the test is taken, the workstation and, more in general, all the surrounding space. If it is not possible to frame the entire room, the student must make sure to frame, at least, the entire space used as a workstation. This is because the remote supervision system allows the teachers to frame the candidate only from the front, through the webcam built into the PC. Therefore, in order to ensure the correct and honest execution of the Home Edition exams, and the consequent validity of the same, it will be necessary to proceed with the procedures described here.

It should be noted that notes on paper or electronic equipment are NOT required during the online test. It is forbidden to copy and record any part of the exam on paper and / or on any electronic device.

To ensure the safety and smoothness of the test, the CI and Test Center may need to collect personal information relating to the test, such as: name, passport photo, ID, audio and video recordings taken during the test. We will use the personal information provided to us only for the purposes permitted by law or in any case for the sole purpose of ensuring a correct and safe conduct of the test.

 

Registration fees

The REGISTRATION FEE changes depending on the exam level for which you are enrolling

  • HSKK ELEMENTARY of € 20,00.
  • HSKK INTERMEDIATE of € 30,00.
  • HSK ADVANCED of € 40,00.

 

HSKK Session 5 June 2021

We inform our kind users that registrations for the session of 5 June closed on 20 April 2021, h.13.30. It is no longer possible to register. Those who sent their registration within the deadline received confirmation from the student office, following the screening of the registrations received. We remind all candidates that in the next weeks they will be contacted by one of our instructors, who will guide them in the use of the exam software and in carrying out any exercises.

We also remind all interested parties that close to the exam date (approximately 2 days before the test), the Student office will send personal admission tickets and passwords (both necessary to authenticate to the system) exclusively to the email address indicated in the registration form. Once you have received the admission ticket, please check the accuracy of the personal data contained therein and contact the secretariat as soon as possible, via email, in case there are any inconsistencies / inaccuracies.

 

Test's day

TEST START TIME for all levels, HSKK ELEMENTARY / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED: h. 16:30

Before the test

  • Admission Time: candidate MUST log into the system 60 minutes before the test starts. Personal, equipment or network problems will not be considered as extenuating and justifying circumstances for the delay.
  • Access the exam system: open the Online Chinese Test (Home Edition) client software
  • Testing of the equipment and the examination site
  • Camera
  • Headphones
  • Network
  • Microphone

Please note that : Candidates deemed unsuitable on the day of the test will not be able to take the test. Furthermore, candidates are required to turn off other unauthorized devices, MP3s and / or any other electronic device and will not have access to any unauthorized device and / or equipment during the exam.

  • Read and accept the examination rules
  • Access to the exam: access the exam by entering the admission ticket number and password, from that moment the countdown will begin, indicating the time available to complete the exam.

 

During the test

  • Conduct: All regulations listed on the "Measures for Disciplinary Violations in the Chinese Tests" are applicable to these Chinese certification exams taken online (Home Edition), the CTI and test centers, as responsible, retain the right to assert / reclaim any violations even after the test has been carried out.
  • Shortcomings and anomalies: if the candidate for the exam does not take or does not complete the test on the day of the exam for reasons not attributable to the organizing body, the responsibility will remain with the candidate himself. In that case, the test fee will not be refunded.
  • Student control: the teachers will check the correct performance of the test also by taking some photos to certify the surveillance activity required by the CTI. Our teachers will have constant contact with candidates. If candidates have any problems with the system, they should immediately contact the teacher.

 

Results and diplomas

The HSK test results are available 25 days after the test. The candidate can independently consult the result on the website www.chinesetest.cn, by entering, in the appropriate section, his admission ticket number, surname and name.

Please note that, for tests carried out in Home Edition mode, the original certificates are NOT sent to the Confucius Institute. A digital copy of the certificate can be downloaded by the candidate (in pdf format) by clicking on 打印 成绩单, in the dedicated section in "Test results found". All people are reminded that if it is necessary to receive the original certificate (paper format), this must be requested by the candidate independently, always through the certification portal (site chinesetest.cn) through the online service "extra score report". Shipping costs are the responsibility of the candidate.