If you want a more rounded and academic way of learning Mandarin Chinese online then look no further, our Standard Course has its design and content based on HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) – the Mandarin Chinese Proficiency Test. HSK is the only standardised test of Mandarin Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. We have divided 6 HSK levels into 12 to make it easier to analyse your Mandarin Chinese ability and help you realise your progress. The course caters for different levels and requirements. It will focus on your Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing, each one will be significantly enhanced. Reach high standards, learn and apply instantly.
Starting from zero with no Chinese language foundation, you will be introduced to 50 basic Chinese words to your vocabulary. You will become familiar with Chinese Pinyin and their rules. You will have studied and practiced initials, finals, and tones and how that affects your Chinese speaking. You will have gained and understanding of basic Chinese words, phrases and salutation terms to make simple greetings. You will be able to simply introduce yourself and express requests and help. You will learn some basic Chinese character strokes. This is Chinese for beginners, an excellent base for further Mandarin Chinese study.
Your Chinese vocabulary will consist of up to 200 Chinese words. You will be able to read Chinese pinyin and start to be familiar with basic Chinese characters. You can understand short Chinese sentences and simple conversations that are closely related to you and your daily life. You can express the most basic needs and help and can respond to the greetings of others. *After completing this Mandarin Chinese course you can prepare for the HSK Level 1 exam and the HSKK Elementary test.
You will be able to utilise up to 400 Chinese words. You will have improved your Chinese pronunciation and accuracy of speech, and worked on your fluency. You will be able to grasp greetings in different scenarios and be able to give simple instructions and requirements, and express needs. You can conduct very basic Chinese conversations and will begin to understand the communicative etiquette and customs of Chinese culture.
You can use up to 600 Chinese words in your vocabulary and be proficient using the key words and phrases. You will have started to cultivate an authentic Chinese pronunciation and will try to overcome the “foreign tone”. Now you can excel communicating on familiar and routine topics in daily life, asking questions and giving clear answers. You can grasp basic Chinese sentence structures and form them. *After completing this Mandarin Chinese course you can prepare for the HSK2 and HSKK primary exams.
You can use up to 850 Chinese terms in your vocabulary. You can participate in simple Chinese conversations in daily life. You are able to add emphasis, pause, intonation, body language to compliment your Chinese speaking skills and strengthen your tone. You can use Chinese characters to make simple written communication on familiar topics and general situations. From this point you will not need to rely on Chinese Pinyin but be able to recognize basic Chinese characters.
Your Chinese vocabulary will feature up to 1100 Chinese words. You will be able to involve yourself in Chinese conversations and grasp the key points. A mastery of handling basic Chinese communication means you can easily communicate when travelling around China. You can read some signs, basic Chinese characters, short written material common in everyday life. You can organise simple paragraphs to describe personal life, study or work. *After completing this phase of the course you can prepare for the HSK Level 3 exam.
At this stage your Chinese vocabulary will increase to 1400 Chinese words and you will be able to grasp and apply 70 Chinese grammar points. You can generally understand discussions during ordinary situations and contexts, and can converse easily on a broad range of topics. You will have gained a certain level of coherence, consistency and accuracy to your Chinese speaking and writing. You will cultivate the ability to understand more and more Chinese characters through the accumulation of more Chinese culture and knowledge.
At this level, your vocabulary will have expanded up to 1800 words. You will be able to master 100 grammar points and comprehend more confusing language points. You will have acquired some social interaction techniques and be able to describe some of your experiences, express simple thoughts, and provide brief reasons and explanations. You can completely describe or report circumstances. You can digest simple articles and extract the information you need. *After completing this course you can prepare for the HSK4 exam and the HSKK intermediate exam.
Your Chinese vocabulary will reach up to 2400 words and you will be able to distinguish between confusing Chinese words. You can comprehend more complicated language in a variety of situations and can understand extracts of Chinese reading materials, being able to write about certain topics. You will have learned about Chinese culture and be familiar with the cultural connotations of commonly used idioms, stories and allusions. You can converse with native people on a high level.
Your Chinese vocabulary will feature up to 3000 terms. You can comprehend more complicated Chinese language content, grasp the key points and details. You can have more in-depth conversations, discussions and arguments. You can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and television programs. You can offer your own viewpoints on Chinese culture and some of the hot topics of contemporary China and the World. You can express yourself in Chinese written form well and can compose a 100-word article. *After completing this course you can prepare for the HSK level 5 test.
You will be able to use up to 4000 Chinese words. You can understand and involve yourself in more complex dialogue exchanges in social and professional contexts. Your great understanding of Chinese sentence structure will lead to a good ability to articulate yourself verbally and non-verbally. You can read Chinese articles and documents of more than 1000 words, grasping the key points, meaning and structure. You are able to identify mistakes and reduce errors. You will have a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and their customs and thinking habits.
You will be able to use up to 5000 words in your Chinese vocabulary. You can have in-depth Chinese conversations with others on different topics and understand the implications of others in the discourse. You can give detailed descriptions and explanations. It will be easy for you to decipher the meaning of texts with new terms. You will be able to read more complex articles and compose a 200-word article with smooth Chinese sentences. You will have an excellent command of the Mandarin Chinese language . *After completing this course you can prepare for the HSK6 exam and the HSKK advanced exam.
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