Learn Chinese: HSK Test Preparation Specialization

Starts May 01

Learn Chinese: HSK Test Preparation Specialization

Chinese For HSK (Level 1-3)

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Learning Chinese.

About This Specialization

This specialization consists of three elementary language courses, aims to improve your Chinese language skills effectively and systematically. This specialization introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skill: conversation, comprehension, reading and writing. You will learn about Chinese culture and basic Chinese Characters more, will possess the ability to further your Chinese language studies.

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4 courses

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Projects

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Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Chinese for HSK 1

    Upcoming session: May 1 — Jun 26.
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study + 1 week final test, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Nǐ hǎo! 你好!Welcome to Chinese for HSK Level 1 - a Chinese course for beginners. My name is YU Bin. I am very happy to meet you here! HSK stands for Hànyǔ (Chinese) Shuǐpíng (level) Kǎoshì (test), which is the most important Chinese proficiency test in use today. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using Chinese in their daily, academic and professional lives. Chinese for HSK Level 1 is the first part of the 6 levels and assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of Level 1 of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You will learn:  30 video lectures with dialogue role plays by PKU students;  More than 150 commonly used words;  Around 50 key grammar points;  New words and texts via audio;  Quizzes for each lesson and HSK test papers;  Videos for 70 basic Chinese characters (optional);  Supplementary materials about China (optional). In short, the course covers the four skills although only listening and reading are tested in HSK. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and use simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further your Chinese language studies. Have a fantastic journey of Chinese learning. For more information about HSK please visit: http://english.hanban.org/node_7581.htm.
  2. COURSE 2

    Chinese for HSK 2

    Current session: Apr 24 — Jun 19.
    Subtitles
    English, Chinese (Simplified)

    About the Course

    Welcome to HSK level 2 course! This course is called “Chinese for HSK Level 2”, which is also the second step towards HSK Level 6. At the end of the 6 weeks, you will be able to express your views towards some simple and common daily life topics. In this course, we have  24 lecture videos and in class exercises  44 short videos in complement to the context of learning material  Over 150 new vocabularies, 62 new grammar points as well as relevant pictures and examples  Downloadable practice charts for over 100 basic Chinese Characters  Weekly online quiz and final simulation exam questions This course covers the entire content that stated in the HSK Level Two Outline. It does not matter if you complete HSK Level 1 or not, as long as you have obtained basic Chinese language competency, I would like to welcome you to join the journey of learning Chinese with us. I believe you will continue enjoying the happiness that Chinese brings to you.
  3. COURSE 3

    Chinese for HSK 3 PART I

    Current session: Apr 24 — Jun 19.
    Subtitles
    English, Chinese (Simplified)

    About the Course

    大家好!Hi, everyone, welcome to join our Chinese for HSK Level 3 course. This is CHEN Li and LU Yun, and we are very happy to meet you here! Chinese for HSK3 course is divided into two parts: Part I and Part II. Part I course takes 6 weeks, and you will be learning vocabularies and grammars mainly through the form of dialogues. Part II takes 4 weeks to complete, with the main focus on HSK 3 test practices and strategies. Chinese for HSK Level 3 is the third part of the 6 levels and assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of Level 3 of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You will learn:  30 video lectures with dialogue role plays by PKU students;  More than 300 new words on the basis of HSK 1 and HSK 2;  More than 60 new grammar points;  Review the words you have learnt in HSK 1 and HSK 2 courses.  New words and texts via audio;  Quizzes for each lesson and HSK test papers; At the end of the course, you will be able to communicate in Chinese at a basic level in your daily, academic and professional lives. You can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China. Specifically, you will master certain grammar knowledge containing fundamental sentence structure and usage like sentences with “把”, sentences with “被”(passive voice), comparative sentences and rhetorical questions. Moreover, you will master the meaning of fixed structure and usage of sentences like “….for sb…”(对…来说), “increasingly…” (越来越), etc. It does not matter if you complete HSK Level 1-2 or not, as long as you have obtained basic Chinese language competency. Hope you enjoy our Part I course and glad to see you in our next Part II course. CHEN Li, LU Yun and Chinese for HSK Level 3 team.
  4. COURSE 4

    Chinese for HSK 3 PART II

    Upcoming session: May 1 — Jun 12.
    Subtitles
    English, Chinese (Simplified)

    About the Course

    大家好!Hi, everyone, welcome to join our Chinese for HSK Level 3 course. This is CHEN Li and LU Yun, and we are very happy to meet you here! Chinese for HSK3 course is divided into two parts: Part I and Part II. Part I course takes 6 weeks, and you will be learning vocabularies and grammars mainly through the form of dialogues. Part II takes 4 weeks to complete, with the main focus on HSK 3 test practices and strategies. The HSK (Level 3) test is made up of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing sections and contains a total of 80 items.The test will last for 90 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information). In this course, You will learn:  know about the HSK Level 3 Test  know about each type of questions and be familiar with test requirements.  Review the words you have learnt in HSK 1 ,HSK 2 and HSK 3 Part I courses.  A lot of Practices from Sample Test and Official Examination Paper of HSK Level 3.  Help to improve your Chinese aural comprehension abilities and test skills.  Quizzes for each lesson and HSK test papers. It does not matter if you complete HSK Level 1-2 or not, as long as you have obtained basic Chinese language competency. Hope you enjoy our courses CHEN Li, LU Yun and Chinese for HSK Level 3 team.

Creators

  • Peking University

    Peking University has effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernization. It strives not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various disciplines.

    Peking University is determined to make its education openly accessible to students in China and around the world. With over 3000 faculty members, Peking University offers excellence in teaching and learning. Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) was the first national comprehensive university in China. For the past 115 years, with its hundreds of thousands of outstanding alumni, Peking University has made prominent contributions in the humanities and sciences to further China's prosperity and progress.

  • LU Yun

    LU Yun

    Associate Professor
  • LIU Lixin

    LIU Lixin

    Associate Professor
  • YU Bin

    YU Bin

    Chinese Lecturer
  • CHEN LI

    CHEN LI

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