The International Standards for Chinese Education Chinese Level (GF0025-2021), implemented from July 1, 2021, serves as the language standard of the State Language Commission. It is based on the proficiency levels of the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) examination, a globally recognized benchmark for Chinese language proficiency. HSK is crucial for assessing and validating Chinese language skills, with nine levels from beginner to advanced. Achieving a high HSK level opens doors to academic and professional opportunities, making it essential in Chinese language education. HanTok recognizes the importance of HSK and offers tailored courses to prepare students for the exams.
1.What are the latest HSK standards? The learner's Chinese level is divided into "three stages and nine levels", and the four basic elements of language are syllables, Chinese characters, vocabulary and grammar to form a "four-dimensional benchmark", verbal communication ability, topic task content and language quantitative indicators are used to form three evaluation dimensions, and Chinese listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation are used as the five language skills, so as to accurately mark the learner's Chinese level.
2.Comparison of the new HSK regulations with the old version Summary of language quantitative indicators of the International Standards for Chinese Education Chinese Proficiency Levels
3.Overview of HSK1-9 exam standards Below is an overview of the criteria for HSK exams levels 1-9 as of September 2021: HSK 1: Suitable for beginners with less than 40 hours of learning time. The exam focuses on mastering basic pinyin, basic Chinese characters, and simple daily expressions.
HSK 2: For Chinese learners with a study time of about 80 hours. The exam requires students to be able to understand simple Chinese sentences and have basic conversations.
HSK 3: For Chinese language learners with a study time of about 120 hours. The exam requires students to be able to communicate on a daily basis in fluent Chinese and to understand simple written material.
HSK 4: For Chinese language learners with a study time of about 180 hours. The exam requires students to be able to communicate fluently and accurately in their daily, academic and professional lives.
HSK 5: For Chinese learners with a study time of about 270 hours. The exam requires students to be able to read a variety of Chinese texts independently and to make complex oral and written expressions.
HSK 6: Suitable for Chinese language learners with a study time of about 360 hours. The exam requires students to be able to read a variety of Chinese texts fluently and to express themselves orally and in writing.
HSK 7-9: For Chinese language learners with a study time of approximately 540 hours. The test requires students to have advanced Chinese proficiency and be able to read at a high level in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
It should be noted that the above standards are only an overview, and the specific exam content and requirements are subject to change. If you are interested in taking the HSK test, it is recommended that you visit the official website or contact your local HSK test center for the most accurate and up-to-date test standards and requirements.
4.Precautions for preparing for the HSK exam Understand exam content and structure: Familiarize yourself with exam content, question types, and time limits at different levels. This can help you determine what areas of study and preparation you should focus on.
Make a plan for learning Chinese: Make a reasonable plan for learning Chinese according to your schedule and goals. Allocate time for practice in listening, reading, writing, speaking, etc., and ensure that there is enough time for revision and mock exams.
Build vocabulary and grammar foundations: The HSK exam requires a high level of vocabulary and grammar. Work is required to expand one's vocabulary and familiarize oneself with common grammatical structures and sentence patterns at different levels.
Practice listening and speaking: Listening and speaking are important parts of the HSK exam. Improve listening comprehension and oral expression skills by listening and speaking more. Practice can be reinforced with the help of recorded materials, online resources, or by attending speaking classes.
Reading Comprehension Practice: Reading comprehension is also an important part of the HSK exam. Read various types of Chinese materials, including articles, news, blogs, advertisements, etc., to improve reading speed and comprehension skill.
Writing practice: Familiarize yourself with the writing requirements and question types at different levels, and practice accordingly. Write more diaries and articles to strengthen your writing skills.
Mock exams: Take a mock exam before the exam to familiarize yourself with the time limits, question types, and answering techniques. This helps improve test-taking ability and self-confidence.
Access References: Targeted selection of appropriate HSK reference books, workbooks, and online resources that can help better understand exam requirements and provide additional practice opportunities.
Focus on comprehensive ability improvement: The HSK exam requires the development of comprehensive ability, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, translation and other aspects. In the process of preparation, attention should be paid to balancing the improvement of various capabilities.
Pay attention to time management: During the exam, allocate time reasonably to different topics, do not spend time too much on a certain topic, and ensure that all questions can be completed.
The most important thing for any exam is continuous study and practice, which is the key to getting good grades.
In general, the difficulty of the test under the new HSK standard has increased a lot, and learners who need to take the HSK test need to be more carefully prepared.We hope that everyone can achieve good results in the HSK exam.And welcome to the HanTok official website for HSK standard courses.