The Chinese language proficiency test held in the Midwest U.S.
Target Test Taker
Non-native Chinese speaking children of ages 7-12
About the CCCC
The population of Chinese language learners grows everyday and the age of these learners is younger and younger. Primary and middle schools adapt by providing their students with the Chinese curricula. Taiwan’s “Steering Committee for the Test of Proficiency Huayu” (SC-TOP) has taken the mission of developing this standardized Chinese proficiency test for younger learners. CCCC can help young learners to track their learning progress; and to inspire their enthusiasm and interest.
Level and Format of Test
The CCCC has been standardized and developed under the strict scrutiny of researchers and scholars in the fields of linguistics, language teaching and testing.
The authentic materials used in the CCCC are extracted from materials in daily life, such as advertisements, public announcements, notices, letters, time schedules, and weather broadcasts. These diverse texts are derived from different fields, including literature, science, art, astronomy and history.
- Sprouting (Basic): Candidates who have taken 150 hours of Chinese courses in non- Chinese speaking countries or have acquired a vocabulary base of 400 words. 40 questions / 40 minutes
- Seedling (Intermediate): Candidates who have taken 300 hours of Chinese courses in non-Chinese speaking countries or have acquired a vocabulary base of 700 words. 50 questions / 50 minutes
- Blossoming (Advanced): Candidates who have taken 450 hours of Chinese courses in non-Chinese speaking countries or have acquired a vocabulary base of 1,100 words. They are able to converse about daily situations. 60 questions / 60 minutes
For further information, please contact
The Midwest TOCFL Administration Board
Education Division, TECO in Chicago
55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60601
Tel：312-616-0805 ‧ email：[email protected]
More information at Steering Committee for the Test Of Proficiency – Huayu:
Children’s Chinese Competency Certification
2022 CCCC Test Schedule TBD