Chinese Courses for beginners

Individual courses: business and social Chinese, contact us for a quote.

Group courses: HSK1-2, Monday & Thursday, contact us for more information.

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Chinese Proficiency Levels (HSK 2.0) Intro

Chinese language proficiency consists of six levels, from the basic level HSK 1 to highest HSK 6, which is equivalent to common European framework of language level CEFR.

    The HSK1 (Level I) is intended for the beginners. The target is after about 60 hours active learning in half year, to master 150 commonly used words and basic grammar patterns.

    The HSK2 (Level II) is intended for the beginners plus who have had the basic Chinese skills. The target is after 90 hours active learning in about nine months, to master 300 commonly used words and basic grammar patterns.

    Chinese characters are so-called ‘square word’. Many second foreign language learners start learning Chinese from its phonetics Pinyin. For example, the word 'China' in Chinese character is "中 国", and in Pinyin it is ‘Zhōngguó’;
the word 'the Netherlands' in Chinese character is "荷 兰", in Pinyin: 'Hélán'.

- Online eLearning packages with learning materials available 24x7, including audios, videos, exercises, tests etc.,
- Practice opportunities with Chinese language buddies,
- Group courses Chinese mandarin,
- Extracurricular tutoring for students learning Chinese,
- In company training for intercultural awareness and business etiquette.


Language functions of HSK 1-2:

1. Greetings and polite expressions
2. Brief introduction of personal information (name, age, residence, family,
hobbies, ability, etc.)
3. Using numbers to express quantity and order
4. Expressing time e.g. minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, house number, present, past, and future
5. Brief description of weather, location, size, how much, right or wrong, mood, color, etc.
6. Asking questions and answering simple questions regarding shopping, transport, medical treatment, sports, entertainment, etc.
7. Expressing and understanding simple requirements or requests
8. Expressing emotions and asking opinions
9. Giving suggestions
10. Making comparison
11. Explaining the reason

Click here to get the one page list of the 150 words of HSK level 1, from

Click here to go the interactive word list of HSK level 2

Click here to go the interactive word lists of all HSK level 3

Click here to go the interactive word list of HSK level 4, from HSK Academy.

HSK level 3 and 4 are the intermediate Chinese level.
Subsequent to HSK level 2, the learners will learn 300 new words for HSK 3. It takes about 120 hours active learning in one year to reach the proficiency of the third level.
HSK level 4 requirs additional 600 words subsequent to HSK level 3.  From HSK level 3, learners should master some basic Chinese characters in order to pass the official tests.

Please go to tag 'Chinese for higher levels' to see more.

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