School of Modern Languages

HSK Preparation

HSK 1 Preparation Class

This preparation class is suitable for learners of Chinese without systematic Chinese learning experience.

Practical skills

l  Introduce basic members of family and classmates.

l  Express basic state of mind

l  Knowing some typical Chinese food

l  Expression of time and place

l  Basic polite expressions

l  Basic knowledge for daily shopping

 

Linguistic knowledge

l  Chinese phonetics,tones and rhythms

l  Conception of Chinese noun, verb, adverb

l  Basic simplified Chinese characters

l  A command of around 150 vocabularies

 

How to register:

To register, please complete the Confucius Institute Registration Form‌ and return it to the Confucius Institute office.  To pay for the course, please pay online via Newcastle University webstore

HSK 2 Preparation Class

This course is suitable for students who have had 30-34 class hours of Chinese learning and mastered approximately 150 words.

Practical skills

l  Order food in restaurant

l  Talk about weather, transportation and health

l  Expression for direction and distance

l  Express status of study

l  Basic Language knowledge of employment

 

Linguistic knowledge

l  The basic types of verbs

l  The basic rules of question sentences

l  The use of quantifiers

l  Basic complimentary knowledge

l  A command of around 300 vocabularies

 

How to register:

To register, please complete the Confucius Institute Registration Form‌ and return it to the Confucius Institute office.  Please pay online via Newcastle University webstore.

HSK 3 Preparation Class

This course is suitable for students who have had 70 class hours of Chinese learning and mastered approximately 300 words.

Practical skills

l  Describe family and school life

l  Detailed dining expressions

l  Detailed health statements

l  Basic economic activity

l  Expression of opinions

l  Basic knowledge of Chinese culture

 

Linguistic knowledge

l  Simple understanding of polyphonic words and proverbs

l  The basic types of nouns

l  More verb types

l  The detailed use of adverbs

l  Simple use of prepositions and conjunctions

l  Basic special sentence patterns

l  The context of complex sentences

l  A command of around 600 vocabularies

 

How to register:

To register, please complete the Confucius Institute Registration Form‌ and return it to the Confucius Institute office. Please pay online via Newcastle University webstore.