Chinese Proficiency Test, HSK/HSKK
汉语水平考试 / 汉语水平口语考试
The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), which is organised by OCLCI (Hanban), is an international standardised Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily lives, academic and working settings.
HSK and HSKK (HSK Specking) are open to all ages. Two independent parts: written test and oral test, can be taken separately.
HSK and HSKK test dates 2016:
(1). Sunday 20 March 2016, for both HSK and HSKK (registration for the test closed).
(2). Sunday 12 June 2015, for HSK (registration for the test closed).
(3). Sunday 4 December 2016, for both HSK and HSKK
Registration deadline: One month before the test date.
Register online via 汉语考试服务网：http://www.chinesetest.cn/getkdinfo.do?id=147
AND make payment via University Online Store, or by cheque payable to "University of Sheffield".
Examination fee and duration of the test, for HSK (Written Test):
HSK1: £10; 40min; HSK2: £20; 55min; HSK3: £30; 90min; HSK4: £40; 105min; HSK5: £50; 125min; HSK6: £60; 140min.
Examination fee and duration of the test, for HSKK (Oral Test):
HSKK Basic: £15;20min; HSKK Intermediate: £25; 23min; HSKK Advance: £35; 23min.
Cheque can also be accepted, payable to: "University of Sheffield" and posted to CI office, 5 Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD
The New HSK comprises six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6:
- HSK-Level 1: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 1 can understand and use simple words and sentences to fulfill specific communication needs and have a foundation for the further study of Chinese.
- HSK-Level 2: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 2 can communicate simply and directly on daily topics they are familiar with. Level 2 have reached the advanced stage of beginner level.
- HSK-Level 3: Test takes who reach HSK-Level 3 can complete basic communication tasks in daily life, study and work. If travelling in China, Level 3 can handle most communication tasks they encounter.
- HSK-Level 4: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 4 can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are able to communcate with native speaker.
- HSK-Level 5: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 5 can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, appreciate Chinese films and television, and are able to write and deliver a full speech.
- HSK-Level 6: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 6 can easily understand what they read and listen, and express themselves fluently in written and oral Chinese.
The list below shows the level of vocabulary expected for the different levels.
- Level 1: 150
- Level 2: 300
- Level 3: 600
- Level 4: 1200
- Level 5: 2500
- Level 6: >=5000
HSKK can be divided into three levels of HSKK (Basic), HSKK (Intermediate and HSKK (Advanced). Test takers on-site performance will be recorded.
HSKK 包括 HSKK (初级), HSKK (中级) and HSKK (高级) ，考试采用录音形式。
General correlations between HSK and HSKK:
- HSK (Basic)-- HSK Level 1 and Level 2.
- HSK (Intermediate)-- HSK Level 3 and Level 4.
- HSK (Advanced) -- HSK Level 5 and Level 6.
Syllabus, Sample Papers and Online Practice 网上资源
More sample papers, transcripts, audio recordings and additional material are available at the Institute Resource Centre.
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