China's  Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, also known as HSK or the Chinese Proficiency Test, is a standardized state test developed by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to determine the Chinese language level of non-native speakers of Chinese (foreigners, Chinese abroad and Chinese minorities). HSK exams are organized regularly throughout the year in China and other countries. An official certificate is issued to those who have received enough points.

 

Since 2015 Hutong School Shanghai is an authorized HSK center: students and professionals from all over the world test their Chinese language skills and obtain an HSK certificate at our school. 

 

 

HSK: How Does It Work? 

 

The HSK exam consists of six different levels :

 

Level

Description

HSK Level 1

Students are able to use very simple Chinese words and communicate, dealing with basic tasks in Chinese.

HSK Level 2

Students can communicate on everyday topics with which they are familiar.

HSK Level 3

Students can communicate about their daily, academic and professional life at a beginner level. They are also able to easily communicate when travelling through China.

HSK Level 4

Students can easily communicate in Chinese and speak fluently with the locals. 

HSK Level 5

Students can read magazines and newspapers, as well as enjoy theater plays and films. They can also an oral presentation in Chinese.

HSK Level 6

Students can express themselves freely both orally and in written form in Chinese.

 

 

 

 

Each level has a specific number of words that the student must know to pass the exam.  Wondering how many words you need to know exactly? Do not worry, you don't need to learn them by heart. The learning curve is easier than you think!

 

 

HSK

Vocabulary

CLPS

CEF

HSK Level 6

Over 5,000

Level 5

C2

HSK Level 5

2,500

C1

HSK Level 4

1,200

Level 4

B2

HSK Level 3

600

Level 3

B1

HSK Level 2

300

Level 2

A2

HSK Level 1

150

Level 1

A1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why take the HSK test?

 

  • To get into a university or school in China

  • To apply for an HSK scholarship

  • To be exempt from obligatory language courses

  • To get official recognition for professional purposes

  • For personal motivation and self-development: a personal goal often helps to study harder and be more focused

 

 

Take The HSK With Us!

 

Hutong School offers its students the chance to take an HSK exam every month

 

Hutong School Shanghai is a recognized HSK center, accredited by the Hanban Institute. You can rely on our innovative teaching method: Hutong School students pass the HSK exams smoothly and easily!

 

Do not just take our word for it ... read the testimonials of our students!

 

 

 

HSK Preparation Classes

 

We offer monthly special HSK preparation lessons in all our schools to prepare our students for the exam. For each HSK level, we have a course and organize both private lessons and group lessons (average of 4 students per group). 

 

Included:

  • 10 hours of group or individual 

  • Free subscription for Skritter

  • Learning materials

  • Mock exam  

 

Learn more on our HSK course page.

 

HSK Course Schedule

 

  • Class Schedule:  weekdays from 18h30 to 20h30   (2 weeks)

  • HSK preparation classes start  two weeks before each HSK exam 

 

HSK Schedule for 2019

Exam date

Registration deadline

Result announcement

Paper 

Internet

Paper

Internet

12-Jan

Sat

16-Dec 2018

02-Jan

19-Feb※

28-Jan

24-Feb

Sun

28-Jan

14-Feb

24-Mar

11-Mar

23-Mar

Sat

24-Feb

13-Mar

23-Apr

08-Apr

14-Apr

Sun

18-Mar

04-Apr

14-May

29-Apr

11-May

Sat

14-Apr

01-May

11-Jun

27-May

16-Jun

Sun

20-May

06-Jun

16-Jul

01-Jul

13-Jul

Sat

16-Jun

3-Jul

13-Aug

29-Jul

17-Aug

Sat

21-Jul

7-Aug

17-Sep

2-Sep

22-Sep

Sun

26-Aug

12-Sep

22-Oct

14-Oct※

13-Oct

Sun

16-Sep

3-Oct

13-Nov

28-Oct

16-Nov

Sat

20-Oct

06-Nov

16-Dec

2-Dec

1-Dec

Sun

4-Nov

21-Nov

1-Jan 2020

16-Dec

 

Added Internet Test (HSK) for 2019

Exam date

Registration deadline

Result announcement

 10-Mar

Sun

28-Feb

25-Mar

26-May

Sun

16-May

10-Jun

29-Jun

Sat

19-Jun

15-Jul

21-Jul

Sun

11-Jul

5-Aug

26-Oct

Sat

16-Oct

11-Nov

 

Use GlobalExam to continue practicing, the best online platform to prepare yourself for the HSK exam. Hutong School's partner GlobalExam will help you pass the exam! For more information go to our HSK Preparation Lessons page. 

 

If you are interested in the HSK Preparation classes at Hutong School 
or you have any other questions, please contact us 
or call us in Beijing (+86) 10 8523 6030 or Shanghai (+86) 21 3428 0099!