HSK Level 1 (Breakthrough)

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.

  • 6 Semesters in HSK Level 1
  • Each semester 15 hours (10 lessons x 1.5 hours per lesson)
  • Total 90 hours

Steps for on-line course admission: 

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  • 2. Find the Course Admission, on the right hand side of this page 
  • 3. Select: 
    • a) a course from the pull down, 
    • b) your preferred start date, and 
    • c) your time zone,
  • then click "Search Course" button