China is one of the oldest civilisation and also one of the oldest Language of the world. Chinese is the language of the future. Worldwide, Chinese has 1.051 billion speakers which are approximately twice than English speakers, thus making it the most spoken language in the world. With China being one of the largest trading nations of the world, it presents a myriad of opportunities for business and work. Chinese might be considered as a tough language to learn, but with the methodology and teaching methods adopted by Mantrin Institute, Chinese will be become an interesting language to learn, study & explore.
The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), is the international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency. Often shortened to HSK, it translates to Hànyǔ (Chinese) Shuǐpíng (Level) Kǎoshì (Test). The HSK test is divided into 6 different levels and assesses a non-native Chinese speaker’s ability in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK Levels (1-6) are the counterpart of the 6 Levels of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages. Also, these are similar to the A1 – C2 Levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF).An individual who has cleared the HSK Level 1 can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and further study Chinese.
HSK Level 1: An individual who has cleared the HSK Level 1 can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and further study Chinese.
HSK Level 2: Speakers of the HSK Level 2 have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
HSK Level 3: A Test taker who has passed the HSK Level 3 can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in his daily, academic and professional life. He can also manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.
HSK Level 4: Individuals who clear the HSK Level 4 can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.
HSK Level 5: Speakers of the HSK Level 5 can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays and give a full-length speech in Chinese.
HSK Level 6: A person who has cleared the HSK Level 6 can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express himself in Chinese, both orally and on paper.