The HSK, China’s Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì, is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test for non-native speakers that assesses their abilities in using Chinese language in their studies, work and personal life. We helped students successfully passed HSK test since 2008. If you want to go to a Chinese university or improve your career, prepare for and take HSK preparation course at Mandarin Zone School.

  • Take our free language evaluation to find exactly your level is the first thing for your HSK test; we can find your Chinese language strengths and weakness;
  • After language evaluation, we can choose the right textbook for you. The HSK course is based off the official test curriculum as published by Hanban and the Confucius Institute as the underlying curriculum for studying Mandarin Chinese;
  • HSK preparation course are taught by professional and experienced teaches. Our teachers can help you to understand the structure of the test; the vocabulary, grammar, and sentence patterns that will are required to pass the HSK level that the student is preparing for;
  • Teacher will explain the difficulties of every part of the exam and then intensively practice each component of HSK, including listening, comprehension, spoken, reading and written skills. Special attention will also be paid to your problem solving skills and also tips on how to well on your exam;


” After 6 year in China (partly studying), I decided to pass the HSK level 5 to confirm my Chinese level. I studied 4 months with teacher Yang in Mandarin Zone School. She was really great; she gave me a lot of tips to succeed the exam. Yang is very patient. She quickly understood where my weak points are and make me work on it. She teaches me a lot of Chinese typical idioms which have been very helpful to pass the HSK. Last but not least, she knows a lot of things about Chinese culture or event scientific area, so we had very interesting discussion. Since I arrived in China, I had many different teachers and I definitely recommend Mandarin Zone School and especially my teacher! Hope you will enjoy learning Chinese as I do with them! ”

Laurence from France



There are two kinds of test. One is Paper-based Test, the other one is an Internet-based Test. HSK consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. The Written test is comprised of Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6.
The Speaking test is comprised of the HSK (Elementary), HSK (Intermediate), and HSK (advanced). During the speaking test, test takers’ speeches will be recorded.

  • Level 1, Vocabulary: 150; CEF A1 – You can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate, the test prepares students for continuing their Chinese studies.
  • Level 2, Vocabulary: 300; CEF A2 – You have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in a simple and direct manner, applying it in a basic fashion to their daily life.
  • Level 3, Vocabulary: 600; CEF B1 – You can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work, and are capable of completing most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour.
  • Level 4, Vocabulary: 1200; CEF B2 – You can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating with Chinese speakers at a high standard.
  • Level5, Vocabulary: 2,500; CEF C1 – You can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese.
  • Level 6, Vocabulary: over 5,000; CEF C2 – You can easily understand any information communicated in Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form.

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“From August 2017 until June 2018, your team of dedicated teachers has helped me in regularly re-viewing the HSK 6 grammar and test contents.

You truly have a great team of teacher and i am persuaded that you targeted and professional, structured teaching approach will be suitable for future students – any age.

Thank you for making my learning a positive experience!”

– Stephanie (German)

“After my HSK 5, i was about to stop there because i thoutht i could not go further. Fortunately i had the push i needed to reach the 6the level. I have all this to my wonderful teacher, so professional and patient. Although i was tired and distracted, my teacher has been capable of making everything easier. I enjoyed all the classes i had!

If you need help with your Chinese, that’s what i can suggest you because that is what i experienced!”

-Mario (Italian)

“I have studied with Mandarin Zone School for a year, for me it was certainly the best value for money compared to other options out there. The team of teachers are all very professional combining strong teaching skills with the ability to make students feel relaxed and motivated.

The school was able to tailor a course to fit my needs as an advanced student in cluding help me prepare and pass the HSK 5.”

-Stephen (Australian)

Since 2008 we prepared hundreds of students, with different language levels, to achieve their goal of passing  the exams. Our professional and qualified teachers have accompanied many students through a study plan designed towards theirs needs and with a pre-evaluation we were always able to define the right plan and achieve the goals settled by the students. That’s why our students HSK Test success rate is 100% and most of them join our school through word of mouth. Our students are the ones who let us be successful, and in these last few years we have seen a big increase on the number of students who join our school to prepare for the HSK Test.

How to prepare HSK Test?  HSK Frequently Asked Questions and HSK Vocabulary List (Level 1 to level 6).  More on  our BLOG !

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