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From March 13th to 15th, the Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute held 5 YCT exams and 5 HSK exams at Copenhagen Business School and Niels Steensens Gymnasium.
On the morning of March 15th, a YCT exam was held at the Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute, and 62 students from Niels Steensens Gymnasium took the exam. The Niels Steensens Gymnasium is an official private Catholic School approved by the MOE of Denmark, and is one of the 15 Danish middle school specially selected by UNESCO. It currently has about 650 students. The governing board of the school has paid special attention to the establishment of Chinese curriculums, and the school is also the only school in Denmark that has adopted Chinese as a compulsory course. The junior high Chinese course is compulsory while the senior high Chinese course is an optional course. Students are encouraged to study hard for their exams. For the first time, the YCT was held at the school, and many students were very curious about it all and their interest in Chinese was further aroused. Prior to the exams, 9 students from Copenhagen Middle School had already token the exam before, and they were confident about this exam because its material was at a comparable level of complexity.
On March 14th, 12 students from Denmark, Spain and Germany took the New HSK. The New HSK is organized into five levels. Examinees thought that they could test their own Chinese proficiency through the exam, while some hoped to get good results so that they could win Hanban scholarships to study in China and take a look at this magnificent country.
The YCT and HSK exams have attracted a total of over 80 examinees, which is unprecedented in Denmark and proves that the number of Chinese learners is increasing; more and more Danish people are experiencing the Chinese language and Chinese culture in different ways.