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Chinese SAT II

What is SAT II Chinese with Listening test?

Subject Tests (formerly SAT II Subject Tests) are designed to measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge. The “SAT II Chinese with Listening” test measures your ability to understand spoken (Mandarin) and written Chinese. The test contains 85 multiple-choice questions (a 20-minute listening section and a 40-minute reading section). It is designed for high-school students that have studied Chinese for 2-4 years.

Why should you take the test?

Students take the Subject Tests to demonstrate to colleges their mastery of Chinese language. The tests are independent of any particular textbook or method of instruction. Many colleges use the Subject Tests for admissions, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Used in combination with other background information (your high school record, scores from other tests like the SAT Reasoning Test, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a dependable measure of your academic achievement and are a good predictor of future performance.

When should you take the test?

  • You should have at least two years of strong preparation in the language, but more is better.
  • You should be in a Chinese class when you take the test to improve your performance.
  • For seniors studying Chinese: if Chinese is a strong subject for you, be sure it's one of the SAT II's you take in time for your colleges to see your score.
  • If you're only taking it for placement purposes, and not as part of your application for admission, wait until you're as far along in your course as possible.
  • If you want to take the “Chinese with Listening” test, remember that it's only given in November. Don't forget to bring a portable cassette player with earphones! Register on-line at CollegeBoard.
  • “SAT II Chinese class” prepares Students for the “SAT II Chinese with Listening” test. Students will gain experience and useful strategies under instructor’s guidance taking the mock test.

    SAT II Subject Test 是美国大学理事会为美国高中生设立的全国性专科标准测试。考生的成绩是美国大学录取新生的重要依据。1994年起,大学理事会把中文正式列入其中,为学习中文的学生增加一项得分的科目。SAT II 中文考试跟任何教材都没有直接的关系,考题以汉语拼音、简体字和注音符号、繁体字并列列出。考题的设计十分注重实际使用语言的能力。整个考试时间为一小时,包括听力、语法和阅读,时间分别为二十分钟,共85道题。

    中文在美国的教育体系中属于一种外语课程,试题的设计是以完全没有中文背景,只是在学校修过二至四年中文的的高中生为对象。因此,华裔高中生具有获高分的优势。

    每年SAT II中文考试日期为11月的第一星期六,通过网上报名非常方便:CollegeBoard.

    SAT II 中文辅导班帮助学生们提高SAT II中文应试技巧,熟悉考试形式, 增加正式考场上的经验, 考高分,进入理想大学!




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