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Are you ready for your TOCFL exam?

TOCFL - understanding

Is your reading and writing abilities at a high enough level?

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.

TOCFL - grammar

Can you confidently understand & communicate in Chinese?

To pass the TOCFL exam you need to be able to speak Chinese fluidly in a real world setting with a native-Chinese speaker.

TOCFL - spoken

Do you understand the structure of the TOCFL exam?

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.

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What is the TOFCL exam?

TOCFL test takers who reach the level requirements will receive a certificate to prove their profficiency. The certificate can serve as a credential for:

  • Applying for the "Taiwan Scholarship".
  • Applying for academic programs at colleges or universities in Taiwan.
  • Serving as a reference of Chinese subject for University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students.
  • Serving as a required proof of Chinese language proficiency for some employers.
  • Currently a lot of undergraduate and graduate programs in Taiwan adopt the certificate of TOCFL as the requirement for admission or as the evaluation of applicant’s Chinese proficiency.
  • Several overseas companies also refer to candidates’ TOCFL certificates when recruiting.


What is the format of TOFCL Level 1?

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.

TOCFL LEVEL 1

CONTENT

SPEAKING

10 topics

LISTENING

20 topics

READING & WRITING

20 questions


What is the format of TOFCL Level 2?

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.

TOCFL LEVEL 2

CONTENT

LISTENING

40 topics

READING

40 topics


What is the format of TOFCL Level 3?

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.

TOCFL LEVEL 3

CONTENT

LISTENING

50 topics

READING

50 topics


What is the format of TOFCL Level 4?

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.

TOCFL LEVEL 4

CONTENT

LISTENING

50 topics

READING

50 topics


What is the format of TOFCL Level 5?

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.

TOCFL LEVEL 5

CONTENT

LISTENING

50 topics

READING

50 topics


How is the TOFCL exam structured?

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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