2016 Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language was held in Greater Houston area

The Education Division of Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Houston held the 2016 Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) in Houston on March 26, 2016. There were 65 examinees from multiple universities, high schools and Chinese language schools with diverse background that participated in this exam this year in Greater Houston area. The examinee population of TOCFL consists of diverse ethnicity, such as Chinese, Caucasian, Hispanic, Vietnamese, etc.

The TOCFL took place at the new testing center of University of Houston- Downtown. The testing center is equipped for computerized tests, and under the administration of the professional testing service staff.

The on-line TOCFL registration and internet-based testing system has been successfully introduced into the U.S. last year. Instead of waiting for the transcript to be mailed from Taiwan for over a month, the test results will be shown on the computer screen right after the test takers complete the test through the internet-based testing system. And with the individual audio system, the test takers will no longer get disturbed by others during the listening comprehension test.

The Education Division has conducted the TOCFL in Southern United States area since 2009. This test is intended for people who want to evaluate their Chinese proficiency, or want to study, work, or do business in Chinese-speaking countries. Examinees who pass the test will receive a Chinese Proficiency Certificate as a credential for being eligible to apply for the “Taiwan Scholarship” sponsored by government for studying in Taiwan, or for admission to the academic programs at colleges or universities in Taiwan.