HSK exam in Mandarin Chinese – on Friday, 21 April 2017, student Arabella took the Level 2 exam, and on Saturday, 22 April, seven other students took the Level 1 exam.  From the HSK website: “HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) or the Chinese Proficiency Test is an international standardized exam which tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It evaluates Chinese language abilities for non-native Chinese speakers in term of using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives.”  We thank our long-time teacher, Ms. Mei Dai, for her hard, focused work teaching our students to speak, read, and write Chinese!