Getting prepared to take the HSK!

As Mandarin House has been accredited as a registered HSK Testing Centre by China Hanban, our students see this a the perfect opportunity to start preparing for it.

Kevan, 19-year-old Austrian, has been studying an intensive course at Mandarin House for 4 months. "Every day 6 hours in class and at the end of July I will take the HSK Level 3," Kevan says.

"I came to China to learn Chinese 4 months ago and now I want to have a proof of my Chinese skills for myself, but also to present it for my future business opportunities," he continues.

For the HSK Level 3 you need to know 600 words, according to experts you can achieve this by learning 6 hours every day during 2 months.

"If you decide to take the exam, I recommend to go to class as much as you can, buy a book with sample tests and vocabulary lists and study hard." That's Kevan's recipe.

Actually, according to Hanban, in 2009 more than 600,000 Chinese learners registered and attended the tests worldwide.

To prepare to take the test Mandarin House offers HSK Preparation 35 course. An intensive combination of 6 group classes and an additional private tutoring lesson a day covering reading, writing, speaking, listening, test preparation and more, offering the complete HSK preparation curriculum for all 6 levels.         

Get to know your Chinese level, get prepared to enroll at a Chinese university or present a certificate to your job applications guarantying your Chinese skills.

What is the HSK exam?

China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is the standardized national test used to determine the fluency of non-native speakers in Chinese and it is used by all Chinese universities to assess the enrolment of foreign students and by a number of Chinese companies looking for foreign workers.

Test Levels


Vocabulary Requirements

HSK Level 1 150
HSK Level 2 300
HSK Level 3 600
HSK Level 4 1200
HSK Level 5 2500
HSK Level 6 Over 5,000

To apply for your HSK preparation course, please complete the online registration

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