CTCSOL FAQ2019-01-28T16:50:52+00:00

Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (CTCSOL) Test FAQ

1. Is CTCSOL Test an Official Test?

Answer: The CTCSOL Certificate is issued by Confucius Institute Headquarters / Chinese Hanban. This certificate is the sole official certificate for teachers of Chinese to speakers of other languages issued by China and certifies teaching capability and general quality of the holder as an nternational Chinese teacher. HSK Centre (Crestar) is the sole authorised test and training centre for CTCSOL in Singapore.

 

2. Where can I Find Relevant Information Online?

Answer:     Official website of CTCSOL: http://www.chineseteacher.org.cn

Chinese Hanban: http://www.hanban.edu.cn/

CTCSOL Singapore information: https://hsk-crestar.com.sg

HSK Centre (Crestar) Facebook: HSK Centre-Crestar Singapore

 

3. What are the Requirements for Application of CTCSOL Test and Certificate?

Answer: No requirements for application of CTCSOL tests. Candidates who passed the written test and interview shall meet the following requirements to apply for the certificate.

 

a. Holder of Bachelor Degree or Above (any major) must possess:

 

. Certificate(s) of Bachelor Degree (including full-time ordinary institutions of higher ducation,

      self-taught higher education examinations, adult education, Central Radio and TV niversity

      and online learning).

 

. Score Report on HSK Level 6 with a score of 180 or above.

 

b. Holders of Diploma Certificate(s) (Major in Chinese Language Teaching, Education or

    Chinese) must possess:

 

. Diploma Certificate (Major in Chinese Language Teaching, Education or Chinese)

 

. Training course certificate for CTCSOL (issued by Singapore test centre only)

 

 

.Score Reports on HSK Level 6 with a score of 240 or above and HSKK (Advanced) with a

     score of 70 and above.

 

c.Holders of Diploma Certificate(s) (Majors other than Chinese Language Teaching, Education

   and Chinese) must possess:

 

. Diploma Certificate (Majors other than Chinese Language Teaching, Education or

      Chinese).

 

.Training course certificate for CTCSOL (issued by Singapore centre only).

 

.Score Reports on HSK Level 6 with a score of 240 or above and HSKK (Advanced) with a

     score of 70 and above.

 

. Short-term training course certificate (issued by Singapore centre only).

 

.Online training course certificate issued by Chinese Hanban / Chinese Testing International.

 

4. What is the Structure of CTCSOL Test?

Answer: The test consists of written test and interview. Candidates need to pass the written test before taking the interview.

 

5. What is the Content of the Written Test?

Sections

Content

1.   Basic
Knowledge

Fundamentals
of Chinese Language Teaching

2.   Application

Methods
of Chinese Teaching

Organizing
Teaching and Classroom Management

3.   General
Qualities

Chinese
Culture and Intercultural Communication

Professional
Ethics and Development

 

6. What are the Types of Questions in the Written Test? What are the Characteristics?

Answer: All questions in the written test are objective multiple choices. The questions are designed as “case studies”, which are more relevant to real-life teaching and focus on testing the candidate actual capability.

 

7. What is Total and Passing Score for the Written Test?

Answer: There are total of 150 multiple choice questions with a total score of 150. The passing score is 90. Candidates need to pass the written test before taking the interview.

 

8. What is the Duration of the Written Test?

Answer: 155 minutes (including 5 minutes for shading the answer sheet).

 

9. Is the Written Test Difficult?

Answer: Candidates are suggested to purchase the Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages Test Syllabus. Sample papers of written test and interview are included in this book for candidates to get familiar with the types and trends of the questions.

 

10. Does it Test English?

Answer: No English tests in the written part, but there is English Q&A session during the interview.

 

11. How Long is the Validity Period of Written Test Result?

Answer: The written test result is valid for two years from the date of release.

 

12. Is there a Limit on the Number of Written Tests can be Taken?

Answer: No limit. You can pay the test fee and retake the test.

 

13. Where is the CTCSOL Test Centre in Singapore?

Answer:     HSK Centre (Crestar)587 UPPER SERANGOON ROAD Crestar Building Singapore534564 Contact
number: 6858 9609 / 6858 7525

 

14. What is the Content of the Interview?

Answer:     Interview consists of:

1.   Self-introduction in English

2.   Lesson interpretation

3.   Trial Lecture

4.   Question and answer

 

Sections

Content

Duration

1. Self-Introduction in English

English Proficiency

2 minutes

2. Lesson Interpretation

Fundamentals of Chinese language teaching

Methods of Chinese Language Teaching

3 minutes

3. Trial Lecture

Fundamentals of Chinese language teaching

Methods of Chinese Language Teaching

7 minutes

4. Q&A

Chinese Q&A

Chinese Culture and Intercultural Communication

Professional Ethics and Development

7 minutes

English Q&A

Organizing Teaching and Classroom Management

Chinese Culture and Intercultural Communication

6 minutes

Total

25 inutes

 

15. How will the Score Be Allocated for Interview?

Answer: Total score for Chinese part is 100 and passing score is 60. Total score for English part is 50 and passing score is 30.

 

16. How to Check my Results for Written Test and Interview?

Answer: Results will be available on www.chinesetest.cn 20 working days after the test. Please print and save test results for written test and interview. CTCSOL Certificate can only be applied if both written test and interview are passed and relevant documents are submitted.

 

17. Any Reference Books?

Answer: The following books are recommended by Chinese Hanban / Chinese Testing International:

a. 《国际汉语教师证书考试大纲》

      (Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages Test Syllabus)

 

b. 《国际汉语教师证书考试大纲解析》

      (Analysis of Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages Test

       Syllabus)

 

c. 《国际汉语教学案例与分析》朱勇

      (International Chinese Teaching Case Study and Analysis, Zhu Yong)

 

d. 《跨文化交际》祖晓梅

      (Intercultural Communication, Zu Xiaomei)

Please enquire our test centre for more information on reference books of the test.

 

18. What are the Documents Required for Test Application?

Answer: Please apply and make payments for the written test and interview separately.

2019
Tests

Written
Test

Interview

Test
Fee (Inclusive of GST)

S$267.50

S$395.50

a. Accepted modes of payment: Cash, NETs, Cheque (Made payable to

    “HSK Centre Crestar)”), MasterCard or Visa. Bank processing fee will be charged for

    MasterCard and Visa payments.

 

b. One passport-size photo

 

c. NRIC for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Passports for foreigners.

 

19. Is There any Training Courses before the Test?

Answer: Our test centre provides training courses for written test and interview. Please contact test centre for more information.

 

20. When are the Test Dates for 2019?

2019
Tests

Written
Test

Interview

Test
Dates

20
April 2019

21
September 2019

13
& 14 July 2019

14  15
December 2019

 

21. How to Apply for CTCSOL Certificate?

Answer: Please visit HSK Centre (Crestar) official website for more information. Details on application of CTCSOL Certificate can be found under page 国际汉语教师证书申领证书.

 

22. When can we Apply CTCSOL Certificate through Singapore Test Centre?

1st  Half 2019

2nd to 31st May

2nd Half 2019

2nd to 23rd December

 

23. What is the Time Limit for Applying for CTCSOL Certificate after Passing the Tests?

Answer: Candidates are to apply for CTCSOL Certificate within 2 years after the release of their interview result.

 

24. How Long is CTCSOL Certificate Valid for?

Answer: The results of CTCSOL written test and interview are valid permanently after passing the tests. The CTCSOL Certificate is valid for 5 years after the application is approved.

 

25. Do I Need to Retake the Tests after the 5-year Validity Period of CTCSOL Certificate?

Answer: Within 3 months before the expiration of the validity period, you must complete the corresponding continuing education courses designated by Confucius Institute Headquarters / Chinese Test International and apply for renewal of the certificate.

Please contact our test centre for more information on continuing education courses for certificate renewal.

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