On July 12, Confucius Institute of Suan Dusit University at Suphanburi (CISDUS) held the first HSK and HSKK exams in the second half of 2020. The Chinese tests were administered at the location of the CISDUS, with a total of 26 candidates. The tests ranged over HSK levels 3-6, and HSKK intermediate and advanced levels.
In the first half of 2020, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese testing services of the CISDUS had been suspended for two months. Since May 2020, various Chinese test centers in Thailand have resumed their regular testing services, and the CISDUS was one of the first test centers in Thailand that have restored the Chinese testing services on the basis of strictly abiding by the Thai government’s epidemic prevention and control requirements. In addition, in order to meet the needs of candidates who were inconvenienced to take the paper-based tests or urgently in need of the test results to apply for the Chinese scholarships, the CISDUS had added two times of home-based online tests on May 29 and May 31. Therefore, from May to July 2020, the CISDUS has provided examination services for nearly 200 candidates. In the next few months, the CISDUS will continue to offer the Chinese testing services as well as before while abiding by all the pandemic controls so as to serve for every candidate and to help every Chinese learner to make progress as fast as possible.