Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) & Scholarship at Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University‚ home to the Chinese Proficiency Testing Center for the…

Georgia (Oct 3, 2004) — Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) & Scholarship at Kennesaw State

Karen Kennedy


Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or

Kennesaw State University‚ home to the Chinese Proficiency Testing Center for the southeastern United States‚ will offer the 2004 Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) on Saturday‚ Oct. 23‚ at 2 p.m. in the Burruss Building.

HSK is a standardized test designed and developed by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non−native speakers. The center serves seven southern states by providing testing to Chinese language learners‚ promoting the mutual understanding between American and Chinese cultures‚ and facilitating the teaching of Chinese.

Students who perform well on the HSK test are eligible to apply for scholarships to study in China. Scholarship winners are determined by the State Committee for the Chinese Proficiency Test of China. Last year’s winners were Kimberly Opraseuth (Emory University) accepted by China People’s University in Beijing; Ann Silverberg (Austin Peay State University‚ TN) accepted by Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing; Reggie Smith (Bain & Company Inc.) accepted by Beijing Normal University in Beijing; and Michael Pollock (North Atlanta High School) accepted by Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai.

For more information on the 2004 HSK test call 770−423−6626‚ email Dr. John R. Ouyang at or visit the center’s Web site: To register online for the test‚ go to hsk−


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