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Confucius Institute

HSK preparation courses

We are an official HSK test centre and currently run the following tailor-made preparation courses.

Our HSK courses are taught for two hours on a Monday or Tuesday evening and all course materials are provided by the Confucius Institute.

Read the course descriptions carefully and choose the right level for you before filling out the enrolment form.

HSK Level 3 Preparation Course (Course code 8201)

Course dates: 30 January - 20 March 2018, Tuesdays 6-8pm.

Pre-requisite: Students should have passed HSK Level 2; have completed 80 hours Mandarin learning, or have equivalent learning experience, and be keen to further improve their Chinese proficiency level.

Fees: £112 full price / £104 for University of Manchester staff and students.

Course description: This 8 week course will cover an introduction to the HSK exam structure, HSK 3 vocabulary lists, a range of topics covered in HSK 3, as well as grammar and sentence structure. The tutor will work through more than five past exam papers with the students in order to improve their exam confidence alongside their listening, reading and writing skills.

Learning outcomes: Read and write 600 words in Chinese, understand 20 grammar structures, master 17 daily conversation topics and be well prepared to take the HSK 3 examination.

HSK Level 4 Preparation Course (Course code 8202)

Course dates: 30 January - 20 March 2018, Tuesdays 6-8pm

Pre-requisite: Students should have passed HSK Level 3; have completed 120 hours Mandarin learning, or have equivalent learning experience, and be keen to further improve their Chinese proficiency level.

Fees: £112 full price / £104 for University of Manchester staff and students

Course description: This 8 week course will cover an introduction to the HSK exam structure, HSK 4 vocabulary lists, a range of topics covered in HSK 4, as well as grammar and sentence structure. The tutor will work through more than five past exam papers with the students in order to improve their exam confidence alongside their listening, reading and writing skills.

Learning outcomes: Read and write 1200 words in Chinese, understand 40 grammar structures, be able to interpret inferred information, recognise synonyms and antonyms and be well prepared to take the HSK 4 examination.

HSK Level 5 Preparation Course 

Course dates: 29 January - 22 March 2018, Mondays and Thursdays 6-8pm

Pre-requisite: Students should have passed HSK Level 4; have completed 240 hours Mandarin learning in total including at least 60-80 hours of the Advanced Chinese course at HSK 5 Level. Students can also have equivalent learning experience and be keen to further improve their Chinese proficiency level. 

Fees: £208 full price / £192 for University of Manchester staff and students

Course description: This 8 week course will cover an introduction to the HSK exam structure, HSK 5 vocabulary lists (mainly revision), a range of topics covered in the HSK 5 exam as well as key grammar and sentence structures. The tutor will work through several past exam papers with students in order to improve their exam confidence alongside their listening, reading and writing skills. 

Learning outcome: To recognise 2500 words, understand 32 grammar structures, be able to interpret inferred information, recognise synonyms and antonyms and be well prepared to take the HSK 5 examination.