Chinese Proficiency Testing Center at Confucius Institute

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About Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

HSK is a standardized international Chinese language proficiency test for non-native Chinese speakers for the purposes of academic pursuit, daily and working environment Chinese application. The written test is comprised of six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6.

HSK Levels:

HSK – Level 1: Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 1 can understand and use simple words and sentences to fulfill specific communication needs and have a foundation for the further study of Chinese.

HSK- Level 2: Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 2 can communicate simply and directly on daily topics they are familiar with. Level 2 have reached the advanced stage of beginner level.

HSK-Level 3: Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 3 can complete basic communication tasks in daily life, study and work. If traveling in China, Level 3 can handle most communication tasks they encounter.

HSK-Level 4: Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 4 can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are able to communicate with native speakers.

HSK-Level 5: Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 5 can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, appreciate Chinese films and television, and are able to write and deliver a full speech.

HSK-Level 6: Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 6 can easily understand what they read and listen and express themselves fluently in written and oral Chinese.

     


 
 

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