HSK Centre (Crestar), Singapore
—— Outstanding Overseas Test Centre For Chinese Language
HSK Centre (Crestar) was established by the Crestar Education Group in May 2003 to promote and administer the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Test and Youth Chinese Test (YCT) in Singapore. The tests are designed by Hanban (Chinese Language Council International), China’s Chinese language authority which allows overseas students to benchmark their Chinese language proficiency for self-improvement, study opportunities in China and career enhancement.
HSK Centre (Crestar) collaborates with various educational institutions and agencies to provide the HSK and YCT tests for students and working adults. Over the last 10 years, the centre has successively increased the number of people taking the tests, helping to put Singapore amongst the top three countries in the world with the most test participants in 2011, after Korea and Japan.
Apart from promoting the tests, HSK Centre (Crestar) also conducts HSK teacher training courses, administers scholarships, and facilitates exchange programmes with leading universities and business organisations in China for Chinese language teachers and students. HSK Centre (Crestar) has won the coveted “Outstanding Overseas Test Centre for Chinese Language” award from Hanban.