The Steering Committee for the Test Of Proficiency-Huayu (SC-TOP) was established in November 2005 under the direction of the Ministry of Education of R.O.C. Originally “Chinese Language Testing Center” and renamed in January, 2007, the Committee aims to develop and promote an effective Chinese assessment system, mainly the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL), for Chinese learners worldwide to assess their Chinese proficiency.
The SC-TOP has the following major missions:
☀To design and plan the test contents of TOCFL
☀To build test item pools for TOCFL
☀To develop computer-based Chinese proficiency test systems
☀To promote Taiwan’s Chinese proficiency tests for nonnative speakers of Chinese
☀To increase exchange among Chinese proficiency test organizations worldwide
In order to meet our overarching goal of providing a friendly learning environment to international students, this plan’s main objectives are: to set up website for host families of international students, to establish a sustainable national host family system by combining the resources of domestic schools and communities, to construct a good environment for international students to fulfill the purpose of “Know Taiwan, Experience Taiwan,” to continue to add to the number of available host families through recruitment and training as well as help host families expand their own world view while at the same time helping improve the image of the people of Taiwan as a warm and friendly.
1.Establish a complete website for host families of international students.
2.Combine the resources of domestic schools at all levels with their communities in order to set up a perfect host family system.
3.Enhance the recruiting, training and counseling of host families and study-buddies.
4.Establish a national website for host families.
5.Deepen the effects of language learning and the cultural experiences international students in Taiwan.
6.Promote the understanding of Taiwan internationally.
7.Form an atmosphere of multiculturalism.