Mandarin courses

Applications for registration have opened for HSK Mandarin courses offered by the UJCI for the second semester of 2020. The courses offered are listed below. Due to Covid-19, all teaching will take place online. Please note that applications will close on 31 July.

HSK Mandarin courses

The UJCI will offer three HSK Mandarin courses. HSK is the standard Chinese Proficiency Test for non-native Chinese speakers, administered by Hanban, the Chinese headquarters of the global Confucius Institute system. The courses will prepare students for the HSK exams. In addition, upon completing the courses, students will be issued with Certificates of Acknowledgement from the UJCI.

HSK Mandarin I: This course is  designed for beginner students who wish to write the HSK-1 exam. Students will learn Pinyin (the Chinese phonetic system), simple characters, as well as basic grammar.

HSK Mandarin II: This course is designed for students with some prior knowledge of the Chinese language, or whose proficiency level is beyond HSK-1. It will cover the HSK exam structure, HSK-2 vocabulary, topics covered in HSK-2, as well as grammar.

HSK Mandarin V: This course is designed for students with prior knowledge of the Chinese language or whose proficiency level is beyond HSK-4. It will cover the HSK exam structure, HSK-5 vocabulary, topics covered in HSK-5, as well as grammar.

Course duration

Midweek classes: All three HSK Mandarin courses will be taught in two sessions every week over a period of 15 weeks, from  27 July to 6 November 2020.

Saturday classes: HSK Mandarin I will also be taught on Saturday mornings over the same 15-week period, from 27 July to 6 November 2020.

Registration and timetable

For a comprehensive course application and registration guide (including timetables), click here.