Mandarin Programmes (HSK)

 

 

The new HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK consists of six levels, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI).

The levels of the new HSK correspond to the levels of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as follows:

 

New HSK Vocabulary CEFR You can
HSK (Level VI) Over 5,000 C2
  • easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese
  • effectively express yourselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper
HSK (Level V) 2500 C1
  • read Chinese newspapers and magazines
  • enjoy Chinese films and plays
  • give a full-length speech in Chinese
HSK (Level IV) 1200 B2
  • converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics
  • communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers
HSK (Level III) 600 B1
  • communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives
  • can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China
HSK (Level II) 300 A2
  • have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese
  • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
HSK (Level I) 150 A1
  • understand and use very simple Chinese words and phrases
  • meet basic needs for communication
  • possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies

What you can do with your HSK exams results

  • A reference for an educational institution’s decision-making concerning recruiting students, assigning students to different classes, allowing students to skip certain courses and granting students’ academic credits
  • A reference for employers’ decision-making concerning the recruitment, training and promotion of test takers
  • A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese
  • A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results

 

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