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Chinese language - HSK Program Schedule

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency,assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK consists of six levels, namely HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI).

  • HSK (Level I) 

assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level I of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.

1.1 Test Target

The HSK (Level I) is intended for students who have studied Chinese for a semester (half an academic year), with 2-3 class hours in each week. These students have mastered 150 commonly used words and basic grammar patterns.

1.2 Schedule

HSK1 needs 3 months, 2 times per week, each time 90 minute.

  • The HSK (Level II) 

assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level II of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

 

2.1 Test Target

The HSK (Level II) is intended for students who have studied Chinese for two semesters (an academic year), with 2-3 class hours in each week. These students have mastered 300 commonly used words and related grammar patterns.

 

2.2 Schedule

HSK2 needs 3 months, 2 times per week, each time 90 minute.

  • HSK (Level III) 

assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level III of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level III) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.

3.1 Test Target

The HSK (Level III) is intended for students who have mastered 600 commonly used words and related grammar patterns.

3.2 Schedule

HSK1 needs 6 months, 2 times per week, each time 90 minute.

  • The HSK (Level IV) 

assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level IV of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level IV) can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.

4.1 Test Target

The HSK (Level IV) is intended for students who have studied Chinese2-4 class hours per week for four semesters (two academic years). These students have mastered 1,200 commonly used words and related grammar patterns.

 

4.2 Schedule

HSK4 needs 6 months, 2 times per week, each time 90 minute.

  • The HSK (Level V) 

 

assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level V of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the C1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays and give a full-length speech in Chinese.

 

5.1 Test Target

 

The HSK (Level V) is intended for students who have studied Chinese 2-4 class hours per week for more than two academic years. These students have mastered 2,500 commonly used words and related grammar patterns.

 

5.2 Schedule

 

HSK5 needs 8 months, 2 times per week, each time 90 minute.

The HSK (Level VI

 

assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level V of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the C2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level VI) can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper.

 

6.1 Test Target

HSK (Level VI) is intended for students who have mastered 5,000 or more commonly used words

 

6.2 Schedule

HSK6  needs 8 months, 2 times per week, each time 90 minute.

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Chinese Teachers

Li Beilei (Gonxhe)

Li Beilei has been teaching Chinese as a second language to international audiences since 2009. In 2012 she joined Confucian Institute Tirana, now she will become one of the leading Chinese instructors at LSIA's Tirana headquarters. As an enthusiastic educator with a great passion for teaching Chinese language and culture, instructor Li has proudly joined our staff based on the partnership agreement that both Confucian Institute and LSIA signed last year to strengthen our Chinese program.