I Passed My Chinese Proficiency Exam!
For those who might remember, 3 months ago I took my school's Chinese proficiency exam in order to get some credits for the graduation requirement for world languages as well as to show my proficiency in the language. I hadn't heard anything back until today, where I discovered I passed the exam!
I found this out when I went to my counselor today to pick my classes for next year. I figured by now, late February, my exam was graded and my counselor knew the results. It's there that I found out I passed the test and earned two credits!
The way exams work at my school are that passing a language exam counts as taking the first two years of a language and thus receiving two credits towards the graduation requirement for world languages. If you did "Okay", it would count for one credit. Because I passed, I earned two credits and will now take Chinese 3 next year!
I also decided next year I will be abandoning Spanish and pursuing Korean as well. So next year I will be taking Chinese 3 and Korean 1. The reason for this is because the Spanish language drives me crazy and I cannot bear to sit in an AP class for it (which is what I would have done if I didn't pass my exam, so thank goodness!), especially given the teacher I'm with in Spanish 4 and the fact that she also is the only teacher for AP Spanish. Plus I am way more into Chinese and Korean. I haven't told my parents yet so I'm wondering if this will blow over with my parents successfully.
I'm also wondering if it's possible to skip Chinese 3 and move on to Chinese 4 next year. That way, I will be able to take an AP course for a language for senior year.
The only thing that I'm curious about at this moment is where my certificate for passing the exam is. My counselor said it was sent to my house a few weeks ago, but I have not received anything. Truly odd.
Now I'm wondering if I can take this exam again in the spring (I heard somewhere it was possible) and I'm thinking about taking this exam again for junior and senior year but for different languages. Thinking about it makes me feel excited for the future.
Quite honestly, receiving this news was really relieving especially given my current academic situation, which isn't terrible, but in the eyes of my parents it is. This was the mental boost I have needed for a long time. ❤️
Edit: I finally broke the news that I'm dropping Spanish to my parents. They gave me a grunt ("really?") and just moved on. They were more upset that I refused to take an AP class for US History instead. So, lucky me, I suppose? I have a habit of worrying too much on tiny things. I guess this is one example of that.
I am so incredibly happy for you! I could never do something like that. I commend you.
Also, have you been using those really cool Chineasy tiles. I noticed you are following their Tinycards account.
Before I saw those, I had 0 desire to learn Chinese. But after I explored their website, I want those to learn Chinese so bad. They are a little pricy. ($69 I think)
That is awesome! Congrats! I took four years of Japanese in high school but they took it out of the system after I graduated. We had Chinese too but it was gone but my sophomore year. I don't think we ever had Korean. So I'm a little jealous ;) But all the same, I am happy for you! I know you have been down a little so I am glad you've gotten a confidence boost.