Category Archives: Exams

Chinese Proficiency Tests

By  Selina


As more and more schools are offering Chinese language lessons and more and more students are learning Chinese, it is necessary for learners to test their skills according to set criteria and see if they improve over time. Here are three main Chinese proficiency tests for Chinese Continue reading

Sep 16

Revision Guides for Chinese Language Examinations

By  Gigi Chan


As students across the country prepare to face the exam season, Chinese language teachers are also in search of books and materials that can help students prepare for the Chinese language exam for GCSE, A-level, or Pre-U. This month on our blog, we would like to share with you some revision guides for these exams.

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May 16

Reasons to Take the HSK Exam

By  Grace

5Anyone having studied Chinese for any length of time will have heard of the HSK. For those that have not, it’s the Chinese Proficiency Test (汉语水平考试) similar to tests such as IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) which are used to test English proficiency.

There is a plethora of books and information available on the HSK examinations, but it’s not always clear what their purpose is and what value it gives to the candidate.

What significance does the HSK have for academic and professional progression inside and outside of mainland China? What weight do the HSK examinations hold compared to other, better known qualifications?

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Mar 16