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The TOCFL exam will test your ability to read and write Chinese characters in a number of real world situations you would face in China.
To pass the TOCFL exam you need to be able to speak Chinese fluidly in a real world setting with a native-Chinese speaker.
A lot of Westerners who take the TOCFL exam stumble because they do not understand how the exam is structured and what it is grading for.
TOCFL test takers who reach the level requirements will receive a certificate to prove their profficiency. The certificate can serve as a credential for:
The TOCFL level 1 exam consists of a total of 50 questions and takes 60 minutes to complete. A person who passes this level will be able to deal with everyday speech and interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.
The TOCFL level 2 exam consists of a total of 80 questions and takes 80 minutes to complete. The focus is on listening and reading skills. A person who passes this level will be able to communicate using everyday speech in various real-life situations.
The TOCFL level 3 exam consists of a total of 100 questions and takes 110 minutes to complete. The focus is on listening and reading skills. A person who passes this level should be able to understand the main points of clear standard speech used in work, school and leisure environments. They should also be able to read straightforward factual texts on subjects related to their field and interest with a basic level of comprehension.
The TOCFL Level 4 exam consists of a total of 100 questions and takes 110 minutes to complete. It is designed for students who can use understand the main ideas of Chinese speech when discussing both concrete and abstract topics in the standard dialect. This also includes technical discussions in their field of specialization. They should also be able to read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes.
The TOCFL Level 5 exam consists of a total of 100 questions and takes 110 minutes to complete. It is designed for students who can use understand Chinese speech when discussing both concrete and abstract topics in the standard dialect and for people with accents. They should also be able to read and understand adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes.
The The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) is the a standardized test that evaluates the levels of Chinese language proficiency for non-native Chinese speakers.
The test is designed to measure the reading and listening abilities of the student. This test has 5 levels and is primarily administered in Taiwan by the Huayu organization.
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