HSK And HSKK Exams At KU Confucius Institute Timetable 汉语水平考试在肯雅塔大学孔子学院考试.考试时间表出来了.

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JANUARY 20TH 2016 The Confucius Institute at Kenyatta University has released the HSK and HSKK Exam timetable. The exams which are held twice a year will take place on 20th March 2016 in Kenyatta University. Candidates are expected to register early and the deadline for applications is on or before 15th February 2016.

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is the standard Mandarin Exam for foreigners studying Chinese language in or outside China. The exam tests the candidates ability to read, write and speak Chinese language. HSK-K(Kouyu) is the oral version of the HSK Exam. This exam tests the candidates ability to pronounce the Chinese tones and fluency of the language.

HSK and HSKK Exam Timetable
EXAM HSK HSKK TOTAL
HSK1 Ksh. 2000 Ksh. 1000 Ksh. 3000
HSK2 Ksh. 2000 Ksh. 1000 Ksh. 3000
HSK3 Ksh. 3000 Ksh. 1,500 Ksh. 4,500
HSK4 Ksh. 4000 Ksh. 1,500 Ksh. 5,500
HSK5 Ksh. 5000 Ksh. 2,500 Ksh. 7,500
HSK6 Ksh. 6000 Ksh. 2,500 Ksh. 8,500

Payment Details
Bank: National Bank of Kenya
Branch: Kenyatta University
Account No: 01003059150801
Account Name: Kenyatta University

Send the following details to kongzixieyuanlaoshi@gmail.com

  • Scanned Passport Photo
  • Full Names
  • HSK/HSKK Level
  • Telephone Number
  • ID Number

Also take the bank deposit slip to the secretary’s office for verification and more information. Call: 0719 512 273 for any questions.

The Ordinary Prefecture – Welcome to Changzhou

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After visiting Changzhou I took back my words and have never called it “The Ordinary Prefecture” again. Changzhou is like a strong glass of concentrated Chinese culture take all in a gulp without breathing. And yes we had it all in one day. Welcome to Changzhou. The city lies some few kilometers from Nanjing so it took us some 2 hours on the road to reach there. It is situated downstream of the Yangzte River and has a long place in China’s vast historical records. What took us to Changzhou was a culture trip that will be the last under Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, what a great school.

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Bozhan Chinese Corner – How To Make Jiaozi

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HeaderBozhan Chinese Corner is a group meeting organized by Bozhan Consulting Ltd. They meet every Wednesday at Blue Sky – Grill & Bar – Downtown Nanjing. The purpose of the meeting is to foster Chinese learning and every week has its own theme.  Regular attendees are both Chinese and foreigners in the working/studying spheres of life.  Blue Sky Grill&Bar is at No.77  along Shanghai Road. Take Bus No:  13,83,65,152 and drop at Wutaishan North bust stop near the junction of Shanghai road and Guangzhou road. The place is clearly visible,  so you cant miss it.

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It Might Snow In Nanjing, Jiangsu (它可能下雪南京江苏)

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HeaderNanjing residents woke up on Wednesday morning to find a white coat of frost everywhere. Finally it seems that this year won’t slip by without a day or two of snowfall. Nanjing annually gets its fare share of snow but in 2014 it seemed to have been forgotten. The recent rise of temperatures was a clear statement from the weather man that this time round, snow would not be falling on Nanjing.  During summer high, the city is normally very very hot, one of the hottest in China, however winter lows fall to -15 Degrees Centigrade.

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The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (南京长江大桥)

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HeaderAlot has been said about this massive structure that spans 4,588m, double-decker design steel bridge. The bridge spans across the mighty Yangtze river connecting Pukou and Xiaguan Districts in Nanjing. It carries upto 80,000 vehicles and 200 trains daily . The railway double track runs under the dual carriage-way. Completed in 1968 it stands tall, a mighty show of Chinese engineering.

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Chinese New Year 2014 – Nanjing 中国农历新年在南京

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HeaderThe Chinese New year is a time of cultural indulgence seen nowhere else on Earth. Most parts of China go into party mode as the day approaches. As early as a week before, streets and houses were themed red with lanterns hanging across the parks. This year the festival was held on 31st of January 2014. Its is the year of the Horse and everywhere in China one can see images and representations of the horse.  Normally there is a one week holiday after the celebrations.

CCTV Annual TV Performance
CCTV Annual TV Performance    Image/CNTV

Across all bus and train stations in China, it was crazy and even after the celebrations were over, groups of people could be seen trying to get tickets, perhaps better late than ever. Spring Festival 【春节】lies within the core-of the rich Chinese culture. Its a time to get together with family and have a lovely warm time. Most cities, in anticipation of this, will open additional bus and train lines to prevent a strain on the current facilities.

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Road Safety in China

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Road_SafetyWhen accidents occur between pedestrians or non-motorized vehicles and motor vehicles, except for the case where the pedestrian or the non-motorized vehicle deliberately causes the incident, the motorist must always bear responsibility.  Responsibility for the motorist is reduced if the pedestrian or non-motorized side violated traffic laws. Insurance on motor vehicles is now compulsory instead of voluntary. Expressway speed limits have increased from 110 km/h to 120 km/h.

The above are spinets from the China Traffic Laws which were enacted in 2004 to reduce the fatalities. The Road Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China took effect across mainland China excluding the special administrative municipalities.

Personal safety is a huge responsibility that foreign students must be aware of. Despite most roads having advanced street cameras, this should not be a reason to cross the road carelessly. Many Chinese are aware of this and regardless of whether one is a foreigner or not, you could find yourself in trouble is you disobey the traffic code. Chinese dive on the right of the road (Keep Right)Unless you own an e-bike, bicycle or even a car, when walking along the road, keep to the left of the road, where you can see oncoming traffic.

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