About The HSK

The Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK) is a standardised Chinese language proficiency test for non-native speakers, such as foreign students and overseas Chinese. Administered by Hanban, an agency affiliated with China’s Ministry of Education, the HSK covers Chinese language proficiency from beginner level through to advanced.

 

Consisting of six levels, the HSK assesses an individual’s ability to use Chinese language in their everyday life. Furthermore, the test is intended to help individuals prepare for academic and professional settings, making it highly valuable to employers, educational institutions, and other organisations. For foreigners living in China, it is common to find required HSK levels specified in job descriptions, university applications, and more.

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Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì

Why The HSK

At Speedy Vocab, our course is designed specifically around the HSK vocabulary lists. These lists are
arranged according to proficiency level, frequency of use, and usefulness. To pass each of the six HSK levels, individuals should be able to:

Basic Communication

Level 1
Words to learn: 150
Hours: ~50

Use simple words and phrases, have basic communication

Introduce yourself & Family

Introduce yourself & Family

Introduce yourself & Family

Exchange Information

Level 2
Words to learn: 300
Hours: ~70

Communicate direct exchanges of information, have a solid grasp of basic Chinese

Introduce yourself & Family

Introduce yourself & Family

Introduce yourself & Family

Daily life

Level 3
Words to learn: 600
Hours: ~100

Communicate in daily life, including
in academic and professional settings

Introduce yourself & Family

Introduce yourself & Family

Introduce yourself & Family