The Chinese Proficiency Courses and Tests, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi or HSK, are The People's Republic of China's only standardized Chinese courses for non-native speakers.
HSK Level 1 is designed for beginners no matter at what age.
HSK Level 1 - Breakthrough
Putonghua for beginners or Chinese for beginners
After the completion of HSK level 1, the learner should learn 150 words (about 178 characters), should understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate, and prepares himself/herself for continuing Chinese studies.
The learner should understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type, can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has, can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Steps for on-line course admission: