Chinese and English children have been given a special test this week that allows them to learn a unique new language, a new government report says.
The Chinese test, called the TAIWAN Language Acquisition Test (TAL), was developed to help parents identify and teach their children to speak Chinese, according to the government’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
The new test, which is administered online, is based on a Chinese test taken in 2015.
The test is administered by the National Language Center of the National Institutes of Technology in Taipei.
The new test was developed by a team of Chinese language experts led by Professor Chen Changxiang and is part of a government initiative to help families teach their kids to speak Mandarin, a language with many dialects.
The government report, called China’s Language Awareness Programme for Teachers (CLATT), said parents were given the option to select a Chinese language test and have it administered online.
This was done for two Chinese-speaking children, one of whom was tested last week.
The other child was tested in 2014.
The results of the tests were then sent to the NTRC, which determines if the child has reached the level of an NT child with language learning disabilities.
The NTRC said parents are now given the opportunity to send a test kit to the state education office in Taiyuan, the capital of the Shanxi province, where the child was born, or the provincial education department in the capital, Lijiang.
The NTRC’s online test is now being administered at the same time as the test kit.
The testing was conducted by an NTRC team led by professor Chen Chang.
The new exam is administered at a virtual test centre in Taiyang, a suburb of Taipei that has been used for decades by Chinese and other minority ethnic groups, according the NTPC.
Taiwanese language tests are based on the standard Chinese exam and have been in use for more than 20 years, according CNPC.
The National Language Centre of the NTEC was established in 1997 and is one of the largest in China.
The test was introduced in 2010, and now takes about 20 minutes to complete.
It requires about 200 words to complete the test and includes a test for reading and writing, as well as a test of reading comprehension.
TAL is not a test to teach a language, but to measure its effectiveness, the NTUC said.
“We believe that the test can serve as a tool for the NT education system to improve the quality of learning in Chinese-language education and to identify and correct children who have not learned the language as well,” the NTCU said.
The new NTRC test was administered by an official NTCC team.