The HSK, or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, is China's officially recognized language proficiency exam. HSK results are internationally recognized as proof of Chinese language proficiency, and it is popular for non-native Chinese speakers to take the test sometime during their language study. The HSK exam is offered at several different levels, so a student may take the test as a relative beginner or as a proficient speaker. CLE teachers are trained to help students succeed at this examination.

Term Gold Package students will have the option to take the HSK examination as part of their language program. HSK testing times are set each year, so it is not guaranteed that HSK test for a particular proficiency level will be available during a Term. Seminars will be held prior to HSK testing to familiarize students with HSK content, practice test taking skills, and offers study guidance. All other students may also participate by paying associated seminar and testing fees. CLE also offers separate HSK Preparation courses, which all students may add-on to any Chinese language program.

HSK Test Levels:

  • HSK (Basic Level): applies to those learners with basic Chinese Language proficiency, namely, those students that have taken 100 to 800 hours of regular mondern Chinese language class (or equivalent experience).
  • HSK (Elementary-Intermediate Levels): is for students who are at the elementary to intermediate level in Chinese proficiency, or who have taken 400-2000 regular hours of modern Chinese language classes.
  • HSK (Advanced): is designed to measure the Chinese proficiency level of those who are proficient in Mandarin Chinese, or who have taken 3000 or more regular hours of modern Chinese language classes.

Functions of HSK Certification:

  • Certifies that the holder has acquired the required Chinese proficiency level to enter a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in China.  Currently a HSK level 6 or higher is adequate for university entrance.
  • Certifies that the holder can be exempt from taking certain college level Chinese language courses, depending on their level of certification.
  • Is commonly used as a basis for employers to evaluate the Chinese proficiency level of job applicants.

HSK Seminar Content:

  • Practice Examinations: By taking the format of the formal elementary and intermediate HSK exams, our simulation test quite resemble the real HSK test in both item number, time and difficulty index. Students will typically take three simulation test during their HSK course or workshop and are advised to monitor their scores to measure progress.
  • Practice Exercises: Test taking skills are practiced by completing several exercises in the following areas of the HSK Examination: listening comprehension, grammatical structure, reading comprehension and blank-filling.
  • Timing Exercises: Timing exercises are designed to practice, and increase the speed and accuracy, of each student's HSK test taking skills. Timing exercises will focus on the required listening comprehension, grammatical structure, reading comprehension and blank-filling skills necessary to test well on the formal HSK Test.

HSK Class Content:

In order to help students with the HSK exam, CLE also offers HSK preparation courses as an add-on to any standard Chinese program. The aim of this course is to help students master all of skills needed to excel at the exam, including vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing and listening. Currently, the CLE HSK course is specifically designed for HSK level 5 to 6. Beginner and Advanced HSK classes will also be offered shortly.

Duration:57 class hours

Class Schedue: every Monday, Wednesday & Friday,  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost: 3,700RMB per person/course

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