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Beijing Mandarin : Young Learners Chinese Examination

The Beijing Mandarin: YLC Exams, formally named as Young Learners Chinese Examination, is a suite of Chinese language tests specially designed for children in primary and lower-secondary schools. The exams are provided by the Beijing Mandarin.

 

BM YLC Exams are designed to assess the Chinese language skills of children. It is suitable for children from K3 – G8. The exams are available at three assessment levels (Starter, Runner, and Flyer) that encourage children to work through by monitoring their progress. There is no pass or fail grades since every child is rewarded for their own effort. The tests are an excellent way for children to gain confidence and improve their Chinese.

 

The BM YLC Exams are written around familiar topics and focus on the skills needed to communicate effectively in Chinese through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Beijing Mandarin: YLC Exams preparation program

The BM YLC Exams preparation program prepares children for the Beijing Mandarin: Young Learners Chinese Examination.

 

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Certificates

Exams divided into 3 stages: Starter, Runner & Flyer

Exams held at Beijing Mandarin and its authorized institutes or schools  

Exams can be taken from 6 years of age

No pass or fail. All children are awarded badges for their effort.

Certificate upon completing the exam

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The BM YLC program is designed to train the Chinese language skills of children. It is suitable for children from K1 – P8. These programs introduce children to everyday spoken Chinese and fundamental written Chinese. At the end of each level children can attend the BM YLC tests and gain confidence and be rewarded for their own effort.

 

MATERIALS

The BM YLC program uses the Beijing Mandarin textbooks and workbooks. These materials incur an extra cost.

 

CERTIFICATE

Children will be awarded a certificate issued by the Beijing Mandarin after completing the exam.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

There are 7 levels in the YLC exams preparation program:

 

Level 1: For K1-K2

48 lessons (6 months)

Introduces basic Chinese vocabulary and reinforces it through a variety of mediums – audio, video, reading, writing, and group activities. At end of the program, the attendee can attend the test for the YLC starter certificates.

 

Level 2: For K2-K3

48 lessons (6 months)

Children will be introduced to short sentence writing and will be taught simple grammar and sentence structures. At end of the program, the attendee can attend the test for the YLC starter certificates.

 

Level 3: For K3-P1

48 lessons (6 months)

Introduces practical use of Chinese vocabulary and grammar to further enhance learner’s Chinese, and reinforces it through a variety of mediums – audio, video, reading, writing, and group activities. At end of the program, attendee can attend the test for the YLC starter or Runner certificates.

 

Level 4: For P1-P2

48 lessons (6 months)

With more demanding exercises and increased difficulty in reading and listening. At end of the program, the attendee can attend the test for the YLC starter or Runner certificates.

 

Level 5: For P2-P3

48 lessons (6 months)

With more demanding exercises and increased difficulty in reading and listening, as well as demonstration skills. At end of the program, the attendee can attend the test for the YLC Runner certificates.

 

Level 6: For P3-P4

48 lessons (6 months)

With more demanding exercises and increased difficulty in reading and listening, as well as demonstration and exhibition skills. At end of the program, the attendee can attend the test for the YLC Runner or Flyer certificates.

 

Level 7: For P4-P6

48 lessons (6 months)

With more demanding exercises and increased difficulty in reading and listening, as well as demonstration and exhibition skills. At end of the program, the attendee can attend the test for the YLC starter and Runner certificates. At end of the program, the attendee can attend the test for the YLC Runner or Flyer certificates.