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 2018

Exam date

Registration deadline

Result announcement

Paper 

Internet

Paper

Internet

20-Jan

Sat

24-Dec 2017

10-Jan 2017

27-Feb※

5-Feb※

11-Feb

Sun

15-Jan

1-Feb

18-Mar

5-Feb

24-Mar

Sat

25-Feb

14-Mar

24-Apr

9-Apr

22-Apr

Sun

26-Mar

12-Apr

22-May

7-May

19-May

Sat

22-Apr

9-May

19-Jun

4-Jun

10-Jun

Sun

14-May

31-May

10-Jul

25-Jun

14-Jul

Sat

17-Jun

4-Jul

14-Aug

30-Jul

18-Aug

Sat

22-Jul

8-Aug

18-Sep

3-Sep

16-Sep

Sun

20-Aug

6-Sep

16-Oct

1-Oct

14-Oct

Sun

17-Sep

4-Oct

14-Nov

29-Oct

10-Nov

Sat

14-Oct

31-Oct

10-Dec

26-Nov

2-Dec

Sun

5-Nov

22-Nov

2-Jan 2019

17-Dec

 

Added Internet Test (HSK) for 2018

Exam date

Registration deadline

Result announcement

 3-Feb

Sat

24-Jan

26-Feb

27-May

Sun

17-May

11-Jun

23-Jun

Sat

13-Jun

9-Jul

22-Jul

Sun

12-Jul

6-Aug

5-Aug

Sun

26-Jul

20-Aug

27-Oct

Sat

17-Oct

12-Nov

25-Nov

Sun

15-Nov

10-Dec

 

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!