HSK Test

Introduction to Chinese Test

 
To support Chinese-language education worldwide, the Confucius Institute Headquarters sponsors and authorizes the Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd. to deliver Chinese tests, including HSK, HSKK, BCT, YCT and mock tests.

• Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency, assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK consists of six levels, namely HSK (Level I), HSK (Level II), HSK (Level III), HSK (Level IV), HSK (Level V), and HSK (Level VI). HSK tests include paper-based and internet-based tests.
 
HSK (Level I)
The HSK (Level I) is intended for students who have studied Chinese for a semester (half an academic year), with 2-3 class hours in each week. These students have mastered 150 commonly used words and basic grammar patterns. Candidates who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
 
HSK (Level II)
The HSK (Level II) is intended for students who have studied Chinese for two semesters (an academic year), with 2-3 class hours in each week. These students have mastered 300 commonly used words and related grammar patterns. Candidates who are able to pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. 
 
HSK (Level III)
The HSK (Level III) is intended for students who have mastered 600 commonly used words and related grammar patterns.  Candidates who are able to pass the HSK (Level III) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.
 
HSK (Level IV)
The HSK (Level IV) is intended for students who have studied Chinese for four semesters (two academic year), with 2-4 class hours in each week. These students have mastered 1200 commonly used words and related grammar patterns. Candidates who are able to pass the HSK (Level IV) can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.
 
HSK (Level V) 
The HSK (Level V) is intended for students who have studied Chinese 2-4 class hours per week for more than two academic years. These students have mastered 2,500 commonly used words and related grammar patterns. Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays and give a full-length speech in Chinese.
 
(Level VI)
HSK (Level VI) is intended for students who have mastered 5,000 or more commonly used words. Candidates who are able to pass the HSK (Level VI) can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper.
 

• HSK Speaking Test (HSKK)
 
HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) assesses the test takers’ oral Chinese abilities. HSKK consists of three levels, HSKK (Primary Level), HSKK (Intermediate Level) and HSKK (Advanced Level). HSKK is conducted in the form of audio recording.
 
The HSK Speaking Test (Beginner Level)
Is intended for the students who have studied Chinese 2-3 class hours per week for 1-2 semesters. These students have mastered about 200 commonly used words.
 
The HSK Speaking Test (Intermediate Level)
Is intended for students who have studied Chinese 2-3 hours per week for 1-2 academic years. These students have mastered about 900 commonly used words.
 
The HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level)
Is intended for the students who have studied Chinese 2-3 class hours per week for more than 2 academic years. These students have mastered about 3,000 common words.
 

• What is HSK useful for? 
 
1.Passport for Foreign Students to Study in China
According to China’s Ministry of Education, any foreign students to be enrolled in Chinese University should at least pass Level 4 of HSK. Study in Beautiful China Program (website: http://beautifulchinastudy.com/cn/home) builds a one-stop platform and broadens the channels for candidates to study in China.
 
2.Necessary qualification for applying for Confucius Institute Scholarships and summer camps
Learners who want to apply the Confucius Institute Scholarships should take the score reports of both HSK and HSKK.
All test takers who took HSK/HSKK/YCT/BCT abroad are eligible to apply for the Chinese Test Summer Camp to experience Chinese culture and learn Chinese in a short period in China.
 

 

 
3.Plus for Career Building
More and more foreign governments and multinational companies have recognized HSK, HSKK, BCT and other Chinese tests, and have used them as criteria for recruitment, performance evaluation and promotion.
 
4.Priority Conditions for the Confucius China Studies Program

5.Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship
Support for doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities to come to China to study, research and write their doctoral dissertations. Students who successfully complete the program may receive a PhD degree either from the foreign university with which they are registered or from both the Chinese and foreign universities. An HSK test score over 180 points at Level 3 in required, with priority given to applicants with a higher level of proficiency in Chinese under the same conditions.
 
6.Ph.D. in China Fellowship
Support for foreign students to pursue a full-time PhD degree in a Chinese university. An HSK test score over 180 points at Level 5 is required, with priority given to applicants with a higher level of proficiency in Chinese under the same conditions.
 

Test Structure

 

 

 

 
Our Unique Characteristics

• Qualified & Professional Teachers
We have rigorous procedures and evaluation system to select qualified professional teachers. Each teacher must be certified and has at least 3 years of teaching experiences. We have periodical class observations and a teacher’s assessment system to ensure continuous improvement of the teaching curriculum, teaching quality and teacher’s initiative in the programs.

• High-Impact Customized Services
Our course consultant team provide value-added high-impact customized services to each student, including pre-study test, individualized study plan, course arrangement, quizzes and exams, study evaluation report, satisfaction survey, etc. These services guarantee that each student has the best learning environment and support system and the learning outcomes are achieved.

• Professional Enrichment & Experiential Education Events/Activities
The SeaLand International Club organizes monthly cultural events & activities to enhance the development of our clients. These events and activities include cultural workshops, speech contest, recitation contest, poem appreciation, film colloquium, arts communication and outdoor cultural excursions. Our clients are automatically enrolled as members of this unique club and are able to participate in these events and activities.  

 
Class Category 


• HSK Class
 
Learning Target Textbook lesson Credit Hour Vocabulary
HSK 1 HSK1 Education 15 30 150
HSK 2 HSK2 Education 15 40 300
HSK 3 HSK3 Education 20 60 600
HSK 4 HSK4 Education (Part 1 & 2) 10*2=20 80 1200
HSK 5 HSK5 Education (Part 1 & 2) 18*2=36 180 2500
HSK 6 HSK6 Education (Part 1 & 2) 20*2=40 240 5000+


• HSKK Class
 
Learning Target Textbook lesson Credit Hour
HSKK Beginner Level Developing Chinese Beginner Level I 23 46
  Developing Chinese Beginner Level II 23 46
HSKK Intermediate level Developing Chinese Intermediate Level I 15 45
  Developing Chinese Intermediate Level II 15 45
HSKK Advanced Level Developing Chinese Advanced Level I 15 45
  Developing Chinese Advanced Level II 15 45
 

 
Class Structure

 

A: Chinese Standardized Large Class 

(8-20 students)

 

4 - 20 credit hours per week

45 minutes per class

Class is opened every moth

Class capacity: not more than 20 students per class

Online class is available (platform: Zoom)

B: Chinese Standardized Medium Class 

(4-8 students)

 

4 - 20 credit hours per week

45 minutes per class

Class is opened every moth

Class capacity: not more than 8 students per class

Online class is available (platform: Zoom)

 

C.  Chinese Standardized Small Class 

(1-3 students)

 

4-20 credit hours per week

45 minutes per class

Class is opened every moth

Class capacity: not more than 3 students per class

Online class is available (platform: Zoom)
 

D. Chinese One-On-One VIP Class

 

Class schedule is flexible and personalized to each candidate

45 minutes per class

Online class is available (platform: Zoom)

 

 Note: The above content is partly from Chinese Test Services website http://www.chinesetest.cn