2011 Test Of
Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL, formerly known as TOP) is now accepting applications
The Test Of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)
is Taiwan's national standardized test designed and developed by
the National Taiwan Normal University to
evaluate and certify the Chinese language proficiency of
non-native speakers, such as foreigners and overseas Chinese.
TOCFL test is administrated by the
Ministry of Education through the Steering Committee for the Test Of Proficiency-Huayu
(SC-TOP). Overseas, the SC-TOP co-proctors
test administration with local Taiwan representative offices
and/or educational institutions.
Three types of TOCFL test have been developed, including TOCFL
Listening & Reading, TOCFL Speaking, and TOCFL Writing.
The SC-TOP had launched the overseas
TOCFL Listening & Reading test services
in 2006 to meet the high demand of international Chinese
learners. In 2009, the test services were widespread in
20 countries and 28 locations, including Taiwan.
TOCFL Listening & Reading
is divided into four levels: For Beginners, Basic,
Intermediate, and Advanced, and is
available in both traditional and
simplified character versions.
Examinee are not required to write Chinese characters while
taking the test, all answers are to be marked on the Answer
Sheet with a 2B pencil.
Successful examinee will receive a Chinese
Proficiency Certificate as a credential for the
Become eligible for the ¡§Taiwan
Scholarship¡¨ and ¡§Ministry
of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship¡¨ sponsored
by government for studying in Taiwan.
Qualify for admission to the academic
programs at colleges or universities in Taiwan
Serve as a job-required proof of Chinese
language proficiency for individuals who wish to obtain
Chinese-inclusive, bilingual employment globally
Provide an incentive to those who are
interested in learning Chinese
Listening & Reading is a great way to challenge yourself as a
learner of Chinese, also to assess your abilities in reading,
listening, grammar, and vocabulary. In addition, it can be a
powerful proof of language capability for individuals who wish
to study, work, or do business in Chinese-speaking countries.
Please join the thousands of Chinese learners in the world by
signing up for TOCFL Listening & Reading and
be an efficient and
TOP-notch learner of Mandarin Chinese!