Prove your knowledge of Chinese with the HSK proficiency test

The HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) is an internationally recognised certificate that proves your level of proficiency in Chinese. In China itself, the HSK certificate is an officially recognised and mandatory qualification for studying at university level in the People's Republic. Our certificate course provides thorough and effective preparation for the HSK exam.HSK

Effective preparation for the HSK exam

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The HSK exam: the start of your career in China

When studying abroad or working in a foreign company, non-native speakers are usually asked to provide proof of their language skills. You can obtain officially recognised proof of your proficiency in Chinese by sitting the HSK exam, a standardised Chinese language test known as Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi. The HSK exams are held in the spring and autumn of every year at various test centres (Confucius Institutes) in Germany. IQ can help you prepare for your HSK test successfully so that you can gain the language certificate you need to begin your studies or career in China.


Content of the HSK exam at language levels 1-6

The HSK test is divided into written and oral sections. Depending on your proficiency, you can take the exam at one of six different levels. The level of difficulty goes from basic level (1-2) to intermediate level (3-4) to advanced level (5-6). HSK Level 1 is equivalent to language level A1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and HSK Level 6 is equivalent to level C2, although requirements differ somewhat. For HSK 1, you should be able to understand and use simple sentences. HSK 2 includes typical everyday situations, while HSK 3 requires a knowledge of familiar everyday situations involving topics like shopping, family or work, or providing information about yourself.

Level 4 requires you to demonstrate fluency in Chinese in a variety of conversation and discussion topics. For HSK 5, you should also be able to read and understand Chinese articles and give a talk in Chinese. The highest level, HSK 6, requires a high level of linguistic proficiency. Candidates must understand all kinds of texts and conversations. They must also be able to express themselves fluently and spontaneously and demonstrate proficiency similar to that of a native speaker.


Perfectly prepared for the HSK exam with IQ

To ensure success in your HSK exam, IQ offers an intensive HSK preparatory course. The experienced instructors in charge of this course attach great importance to adapting their teaching strategies to match their students' level of knowledge. As a result, you can be sure you go into the HSK exam fully prepared. Our courses always take place in small groups, which helps promote a pleasant learning atmosphere. Why not come and experience it for yourself in a personal appointment! The course materials needed to prepare for the HSK exam are included. Get in touch or visit us at one of our IQ locations. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have about the HSK examination.HSK