俄罗斯将汉语纳入高考 Mandarin is coming for Russia's college entrance exam
Written and oral tests(笔试和口试) for Mandarin(汉语) are being included(纳入) in Russia's national college entrance exam(俄全国统一考试) as an elective(选修) foreign language, according to announcement by Sergey Kravtsov, deputy minister of education and science of the Russian Federation reported in Sputnik News.
Children attend a Chinese language lesson at a secondary school in Moscow, December 14, 2017. [File Photo: IC]
The deputy minister said the change(变化) to the college exams was three years in the making, but that supporting materials(材料) and resources(资源) are now in place(就绪).
Students in Russia are expected soon to sit elective foreign language exams on five languages: English(英语), French(法语), German(德语), Spanish(西班牙语), and now Mandarin.
The announcement on Wednesday comes after earlier reports said Russia's Education Supervision Bureau was aiming to have completed preparations for the inclusion of Mandarin by 2020.
[kǎo shì] 考试 exam
[nà rù] 纳入 include
[jiù xù] 就绪 in place
[biàn huà] 变化 change
[cái liào] 材料 material
[zī yuán] 资源 resource
重点词汇 Key word:
<动词 v.> give/take an examination
E.g. - [Nǐ kǎo de zěnyàng?] 你考的怎样?How did you do in the test?
- [Kǎo de bùcuò。] 考的不错。I did pretty well in it.
<动词 v.> check; inspect
E.g. Wǒmen bān de kǎoqín hěnhǎo。
Our class has perfect attendance.
<动词 v.> consider
E.g. Zhègè wèntí méiyǒu kǎolǜ dào。
This issue has been left out of consideration.
<名词 n.> examination
E.g. Xuéshēng men zhèngzài bèikǎo。
The students are preparing for their examinations.