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Academic Programs

HSK Chinese Proficiency Test

HSK is an international, standardized exam that tests Chinese language proficiency in nonnative speakers. The most important and well-known Chinese proficiency test, HSK allows prospective Chinese teachers to assess and evaluate their language skills. Webster University hosts an HSK test each semester. Test and registration dates are updated regularly on our Facebook page, and registration information can be found on the HSK website.

In order to register, new users must set up an account and password on the above website. This will allow test-takers to check their test status, print an admission ticket, and check test scores. Registration fees are as follows: $20 for HSK 1; $30 for HSK 2; $40 for HSK 3; $50 for HSK 4; $60 for HSK 5; and $70 for HSK 6. Payment must be made by the stated deadline, in cash, and can either be brought in person to Webster University or mailed to the following address:

Confucius Institute at Webster University
Attn: HSK Coordinator Gao Wenyan
Loretto Hall, Room 56
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

We also offer the HSKK, which is a listening & speaking test, as well as the New YCT for younger students.

Happy Chinese Competition

The Confucius Institute at Webster University hosts an annual "Happy Chinese Competition" for college, high school, and middle school students every April. The competition includes a Chinese language show and talent show. Please refer to our "News and Events" tab for registration information.

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp is sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. This exciting two-week trip to China offers high-school students a unique chance to experience China on a personal level. Campers will have intensive but fun language study as well as a wide range of cultural experiences such as Chinese martial arts, calligraphy, brush painting, paper-cutting, and Chinese music & arts appreciation workshops. Campers will also visit cultural landmarks, historical sites, and museums in Beijing and out of Beijing. Visit our Facebook page to browse pictures from previous Bridge trips.

For more information, please visit the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp website.

Chinese Language and Culture Class for Kids

The the Confucius Institute at Webster University offers a Chinese language and culture class for kids age 7-11. The kids will learn some useful daily spoken Chinese language through doing fun activities, watching videos and making traditional Chinese hand crafts. New classes begin every semester and cost $25 to cover textbooks and craft materials. Up-to-date registration information and forms can be found in the "News and Events" tab of this website.

Local Summer Camp

The Confucius Institute as Webster University hosts an annual, one week summer camp for children. The camp takes place at the Webster University campus and lasts from 9am to 3:30pm each day. Children will have fun as they experience Chinese dance and kungfu, engage in creating traditional Chinese handicrafts, and learn a little about the Chinese language. Up-to-date registration information and forms can be found in the "News and Events" tab of this website.

For more information about any of these programs, please email us at or call 314-246-7705.