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Boost Your Mandarin Skills: Ace the HSK Exam with Our Simple Guide and Free Prep Session!


Are you wondering about your Chinese language proficiency level and which HSK exam you should take? Look no further! We have a simple guide to help you determine your level and ace the test. HSK or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is the globally recognised Chinese Proficiency Test that can be used as solid evidence of your Mandarin proficiency. It consists of six levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. Each level assesses your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.


1. The Toddler (HSK 1)
  • Able to use very basic phrases in daily routine such as introducing themselves and asking personal details (address, family members and what they have)

  • Able to interact slowly with provided guidance & conduct day-to-day communication



2. The Kindergartener (HSK 2)
  • Able to communicate and understand expressions that are frequently used in daily life. For example, very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and employment.

  • Able to express and share their simple opinions

  • Can describe their background and matter of immediate needs in simple terms

3. The Elementary Schoolers (HSK 3 )
  • Able to communicate in daily life, study and work

  • Able to communicate with locals while travelling in Mandarin-speaking country such as China

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters



4. The high-schoolers (HSK 4)
  • Able to understand the main ideas of complex Mandarin text on both concrete and abstract topic, include technical discussions in their field of specialization

  • Can communicate with native Mandarin speakers in common situations


5. The Undergrads (HSK 5)
  • Can comprehend longer texts (newspapers, magazines, film and TV) and understand implicit meaning

  • Able to express themselves fluently and write article/short story in Mandarin



6. The Teacher (HSK 6)
  • Able to summarise information from different spoken and written sources in Mandarin

  • Able to construct arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation

  • Can express themselves fluently and spontaneously

  • Eligible to teach the Mandarin language


If you're not sure which level to take, consider taking a mock test or self-assessment. This will help you determine your current level and identify any areas for improvement. It's essential to choose the right level to avoid wasting time and money on a test that's either too easy or too difficult.


Register for the HSK Home-based Test on September 3, 2022, before the deadline expires. Get in touch with our Education Counsellor for more details. And if you register with Fasih Mandarin, you'll receive a FREE HSK prep session before the exam. So, don't hesitate to contact us today!


Remember, the HSK certification can boost your career or academic prospects, so make sure you take the test that best suits your language proficiency level. Whether you're a toddler or a high schooler, we've got you covered.

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