The UJCI offers 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 prepare students for the HSK exams. In addition, upon completing the courses, students are 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.
All the HSK Mandarin courses are taught in two annual semesters.
Midweek classes: All three HSK Mandarin courses are taught in two sessions every week over a period of 15 weeks in each semester.
Saturday classes: HSK Mandarin I is also taught on Saturday mornings over the same 15-week period.
Registration and timetable
Students need to apply for registration before the start of each semester. PRior to the start of each semester, the UJCI issues comprehensive course application and registration guidelines, including timetables, which are available on this website.
Due to Covid-19, all teaching in the second semester of 2020 took place online.