Chinese language learning is based on numerous learning levels that are defined by the HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) translated as the Chinese Proficiency Test. It evaluates Chinese language abilities for non-native Chinese speakers in term of using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK consists of six levels, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI). Obortunity’s Chinese classes are tailored in to meet the criteria of HSK levels, starting from the most basic level, HSK I, proceeding up to HSK VI.

Chinese Language Proficiency Progress

HSK Level 1
HSK Level 2
HSK Level 3
HSK Level 4
HSK Level 5
HSK Level 6

The HSK (Chinese proficiency test) consists of two parts: a written test and an oral test. The written test includes HSK Level 1, HSK Level 2, HSK Level 3, HSK Level 4, HSK Level 5 and HSK Level 6, while the oral test is divided into HSK (Elementary), HSK (Intermediate) and HSK (Advanced). There are recording devices used during the oral part.

HSK LevelsDescription
HSK Level 1Students can recognize and use some basic characters, and can understand and say some simple spoken phrases. This level prepares students for further studies of the Chinese language.
HSK Level 2Student can use the Chinese language on a basic level in day-to-day situations.
HSK Level 3Students of beginner-intermediate level that can complete day-to-day tasks in life, at school or at work, and can easily communicate when travelling around China.
HSK Level 4Students can speak about a broad range of topics in Chinese and can communicate with native speakers on a high level.
HSK Level 5Students can read Chinese newspapers and books, watch movies, write and make long presentations using the Chinese language.
HSK Level 6Students can easily understand any information in Chinese and can freely express themselves in both written and oral form.