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TOCFL Exam

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.

  • Are you confident in your current Chinese vocabulary level?
  • Do you understand all of the Chinese grammar rules?
  • Is your listening and reading abilities at a high enough level?
  • Do you understand the structure of the TOCFL exam?
  • Are you able to read and write simplified Chinese characters & Pinyin?
  • Can you confidently understand & communicate in Chinese?

If you answered 'no' to any of those questions, you may want to speak with one of Live Lingua's TOCFL tutors. The first trial TOCFL class is absolutely free. You can speak with the tutor to see if they think you are ready for the TOCFL test and they can propose a study plan for you. No credit card required, and no commitment.

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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.

Do you have any questions about the TOCFL Chinese exam? You can speak to one of our TOCFL tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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
TIME

SECTION 1

SPEAKING
10 topics
10 minutes

SECTION 2

LISTENING & SPEAKING
20 topics
25 minutes

SECTION 3

READING & WRITING
20 questions
25 minutes

Do you have any questions about the TOCFL level 1 exam? You can speak to one of our TOCFL level 1 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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
TIME

SECTION 1

LISTENING
40 topics
40 minutes

SECTION 2

READING
40 topics
40 minutes

Do you have any questions about the TOCFL level 2 exam? You can speak to one of our TOCFL level 2 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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
TIME

SECTION 1

LISTENING
50 topics
50 minutes

SECTION 2

READING
50 topics
60 minutes

Do you have any questions about the TOCFL level 3 exam? You can speak to one of our TOCFL level 3 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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
TIME

SECTION 1

LISTENING
50 topics
50 minutes

SECTION 2

READING
50 topics
60 minutes

Do you have any questions about the TOCFL level 4 exam? You can speak to one of our TOCFL level 4 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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
TIME

SECTION 1

LISTENING
50 topics
50 minutes

SECTION 2

READING
50 topics
60 minutes

Do you have any questions about the TOCFL level 5 exam? You can speak to one of our TOCFL level 5 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.


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