Certify your Chinese skills with the HSK

The HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) is an internationally recognized Chinese certificate that certifies the level of language skills. In China the HSK is even a state-recognized certificate, and is a prerequisite for studying in the Republic of China. Our certificate course will thoroughly and effectively prepare you for the HSK exam!

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Effective preparation for the HSK exam

Preparation for the HSK exam with a certificate course at IQ

HSK exam

Whoever desires to study at a Chinese university or work in a Chinese company will often require the HSK for appropriate approval - a language certificate that certifies current language level. For non-native speakers this is often a prerequisite for approval and certification of their knowledge of Chinese. Our certificate course offers you the perfect preparation for your HSK exam: Qualified and experienced instructors will rapidly convey the necessary knowledge of spoken and written Chinese, while focusing individually on your personal needs. 

Our benefits at a glance

  • Language courses for every level (A1-C2)
  • Courses start at any chosen time
  • Course materials provided
  • Maximum 8 participants per course
  • Customised advice
  • Free trial lesson possible
  • No registration fee
  • Certificate according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

Our course types

Long-term course Semi-Intensive course Intensive course Individual coaching
3 months 1 / week 5 / week
5 x 45 min
1 / week
90 min
6 months 1 / week 3 / week
5 x 45 min
1 / week
90 min
12 months 1 / week 1 / week
90 min
18 months 1 / week
Intensive
120 x 45 min
Starting at 69 € / month Starting at 399 € / month Starting at 650 € / month Starting at 259 € / month

The HSK test, the starting point of working and having a career in China

To study or actually to work in a foreign company, non-native speakers usually need certification of their existing language skills. State-recognized certification of Chinese language skills is provided by the HSK, a standardized Chinese language test called Hanyu Shuiping kaoshi. The HSK tests are taken in Germany every year in the spring, and are given at various test centres (Confucius Institute). IQ will adequately prepare you for the HSK exam, so that you can get a good start studying and working in China with the appropriate language certificate.

Contents of the HSK exam at language levels 1-6 

The HSK is divided into written and an oral exam parts. The exam can be taken at six different levels depending your language skills; the difficulty ranges from the basic level (1-2), to the intermediate level (3-4) and upper level (5-6). According to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), HSK exam 1 corresponds with the language skills of A1, and HSK 6 corresponds with the skills of Level C2. There are various requirements in this respect. In HSK 1 you should be able to understand use simple sentences. HSK 2 involves typical, and HSK 3 familiar everyday situations, e.g. from the areas of shopping, family, or work, or providing information about yourself. The requirement for proficiency level 4 is to be able to speak fluent Chinese in various exchanges and discussions. For HSK 5 you should also be able to read and understand Chinese texts and be capable of making speeches in Chinese. The highest level, HSK 6, presupposes high language skills. The participant must understand all texts and exchanges, and be able to communicate spontaneously and fluently, similar to the level of native speakers.

Perfectly prepared for the HSK exam - of course with IQ 

IQ offers a certificate course for intensive preparation to make your HSK exam a success. In this respect our experienced instructors place great importance on your individual learning level, so that you are perfectly prepared to start the HSK exam. Our courses are always in small groups: That way we guarantee a pleasant learning environment. You are welcome to find this out for yourself in a free trial lesson. The course materials for HSK exam preparation are included, and we do not charge a registration fee - We guarantee that there will be no additional costs for you other than just lessons! Contact or visit us at one of our IQ locations, and we will be happy to advise you on all matters relating to the HSK exam.