TOCFL - Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language

The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) is aimed at people who aren’t native Chinese speakers. The test has six levels according to the knowledge of the participants. The test-taker can freely choose the test version either in simplified or traditional characters.

TOCFL?

The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) is aimed at people who aren’t native Chinese speakers. The test has six levels according to the knowledge of the participants. The test-taker can freely choose the test version either in simplified or traditional characters.

 

 Band

Level

Recommendation regarding registry

CEFR

Duration of the test

A

 

Level 1

240-480 hours of Chinese courses or a basic vocabulary of 500 words

A1

120 min

 

Level 2

 

480-720 hours of Chinese courses or a basic vocabulary of 1000 words

A2

B

 

Level 3

 

720-960 hours of Chinese courses or a basic vocabulary of 2500 words

B1

 

120 min

 

Level 4

 

960-1920 hours of Chinese courses or a basic vocabulary of 5000 words

B2

 

C

Level 5

1920-3840 hours of Chinese courses or a basic vocabulary of 8000 words

C1

 

120 min

 

Level 6

More than 3840 hours of Chinese courses or a basic vocabulary of 8000 words

C2

All participants will receive a document with their test results. Those who pass the exam also receive a certificate which can serve as credential for applying for a Taiwan scholarship, applying for admission to the academic programs at colleges and universities in Taiwan, getting a job, etc.

For more general information and a model-exam: see website.

For more information on the exams in the Netherlands, please contact Y. Wang or Kelly van de Paer.

Registration

Registration can be submitted until March 20, 2017.

Examination fee: 20 Euros (each band).

Procedure

  1. Download the registration form (also available as word file)

  2. Fill in the registration form

  3. Transfer the examination fee to the following bank account, with your full-name and note: “TOCFL Leiden”

    Name: Kelly Van de Paer

    IBAN : BE21 0012 9455 2603

    BIC : GEBA BE BB

  4. Send the (1) registration form; (2) proof of transfer of examination fee (digital file or scanned file), and (3) color-scanned passport or ID card (the part with the photo) to Y. Wang or Kelly Van de Paer before March 20, 2017.

Note that

  • participants will receive a confirmation once we have received the complete application.

  • participants can only register for one band. The examination fee for each band is 20 Euro.

  • after paying the examination fee, applicants are not allowed to request refund, ask for extension or reschedule the test.

  • the registration fee will not be returned and postponement of participation is not possible. 

  • if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ying-ting Wang (tocfl.nl@gmail.com)

Test date and venue

Date and time: Saturday April 22, 2017. From 14.00-16.00 hours.
Venue: Lipsius building (Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311BD Leiden)
Room: to be announced

Laatst Gewijzigd: 31-07-2017