All about the YCT 2

Hi Mom! Looking to learn more about the Youth Chinese Test and whether your child should take it? Well, you’ve come to the right place. While the YCT isn’t as well known as it’s older brother, the HSK, it’s still a valuable test and worth considering. So let’s start with what the YCT is. The YCT is China’s official language …

HSK 5 Practice Test

This is a HSK 5 practice test derived from the official mock tests provided by Hanban. I’ve taken ten questions from the Listening section, ten from the Reading section, and three from the Writing section. The full practice tests, at 100 questions each, are available down at the bottom as a pdf and a separate audio file for the Listening …

All about the YCT 1

Hi Mom! Looking to learn more about the Youth Chinese Test and whether your child should take it? Well, you’ve come to the right place. While the YCT isn’t as well known as it’s older brother, the HSK, it’s still a valuable test and worth considering. So let’s start with what the YCT is. The YCT is China’s official language …

HSK 4 Practice Test

This is a HSK 4 practice test derived from the official mock tests provided by Hanban. I’ve taken eight questions from the Listening section, eight from the Reading section, and three from the Writing section. The full practice tests, at 100 questions each, are available down at the bottom as a pdf and a separate audio file for the Listening …

All about the HSK 4

What is the HSK 4 The HSK is China’s official fluency test and passing the HSK 4 indicates intermediate fluency in Chinese, equivalent to four or more semesters of study. It’s run by the Confucius institute and is treated by Chinese universities, businesses, and government agencies as the only legitimate test of Chinese fluency for foreigners. If you take the …

All about the HSK 3

What is the HSK 3? The HSK is China’s official fluency test and passing the HSK 3 indicates intermediate fluency in Chinese, equivalent to a year or more study. Offered by the Confucius Institute, Chinese universities, businesses, and government agencies use it as the official test of Chinese language aptitude. If you take the test yourself, you should expect about …

All about the HSK 2

What is the HSK 2? The HSK is China’s official fluency test and passing the HSK 2 indicates an amateur fluency in Chinese, equivalent to about two semesters of study. It’s run by the Confucius Institute and used by Chinese universities, businesses, and government agencies to judge a foreigner’s Chinese fluency. As for the test itself, you should expect about …

HSK 3 Practice Test

This is a HSK 3 practice test derived from the official mock tests provided by Hanban. I’ve taken seven questions from the Listening section, seven from the Reading section, and two from the Writing section. The full practice tests, at 80 questions each, are available down at the bottom as a pdf and a separate audio file for the Listening …

HSK 2 Practice Test

This is a practice test derived from the official mock tests provided by Hanban. I’ve taken five random Listening questions and five random Reading questions from the mock test and copied them here so you can quickly and easily judge whether you can pass the HSK 2. If you’d like more practice exams, scroll down to the bottom of the …

All about the HSK 1

What is the HSK 1? The HSK is the official Chinese fluency test for Mainland China and passing the HSK 1 indicates an amateur or beginner fluency in Chinese, equivalent to a semester or two of study. It is instituted and run by the Confucius Institute and is used by the Chinese government, universities, and businesses to judge the Chinese …