HSK & YCT Testing
153 E 70th Street, NY, NY 10021
HSK Prep Classes
We have designed these 'cram' prep classes to prepare students for success on their HSK/YCT exams. Please keep in mind that these classes will not cover the entire book; they are designed to focus on the most important/trickiest vocab and grammar as well as go over strategies to get your score up!
A dedicated teacher ready to work with you at your convenience.
In-person (at HQ) or online available
Please let us know preferred days/times.
Email Daphne@ManhattanMandarin.com to get started!
What is the HSK?
HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) was launched by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation and authorized by Chinese Test International (CTI). It is the most authoritative standardised test for Chinese language learners to evaluate their Chinese language level.
What does the HSK entail?
HSK focuses mainly on testing students’ Chinese communicative competence for everyday life, study and work. It is divided into oral and written examinations:
The written examination is split into HSK (level 1), HSK (level 2), HSK (Level 3), HSK (Level 4), HSK (Level 5) and HSK (level 6).
The full name of the oral examination is Hanyushuiping Kouyu Kaoshi (HSKK), and is split into HSKK (Primary level), HSKK (Intermediate level) and HSKK (Advanced level).
Who can apply to take the HSK?
Chinese learners from anywhere in the world can apply for the examination (without age restriction).
What kind of Chinese communicative competence do HSK levels 1-6 represent?
Passing HSK Level 1 means that you can communicate in Chinese at a basic level, and at HSK Level 2 you are more proficient and have achieved an excellent level of elementary Chinese.
Other levels can be described as follows:
You can complete basic communication tasks in everyday life, study and work in Chinese. When travelling in China, you can deal with communication tasks in some scenarios.
You can use Chinese to talk about a broader range of topics and communicate fluently with Chinese speakers.
You can read Chinese newspapers and magazines as well as enjoy Chinese film and television festivals. You can use spoken and written Chinese fairly comprehensively.
You can easily understand information that you hear or read in Chinese. You can express the points fluently in spoken or written Chinese.
Why should I take the HSK?
A pass for studying in China;
A powerful qualification for competing in the workplace;
A requirement for applying for scholarships and summer camps;
A reference for understanding and improving your ability to use Chinese.
For institutions and teaching centers:
A reference point for recruitment, classroom teaching, course exemption, granting credit and evaluating teaching.
A reference point for employment, training and promotion of staff.
How many times is the HSK held this year?
The HSK examinations are relatively frequent. In 2022, there will be examinations in January, March, April, may, July, October, November, and December. The specific examination dates are published on CTI’s website.
How do I register for an HSK exam?
Please email our team at email@example.com and we will take care of the rest!