Our HSK, HSKK Test prep classes are designed for the serious learners who want to achieve the official Chinese proficiency certificates from the Chinese government HanBan. Chinese has an old saying: killing two birds with one stone. We cannot agree more. Our test prep promotes “learning through testing”. The prep classes not only boost students’ Chinese skills but also measure students’ Chinese proficiency

Outcomes: Under our step by step guidance, from content knowledge to test preparation techniques, students can pass the standardized HSK, HSKK and YCT tests and receive the official certificates. This series also build positive learning skills and boost students confidence in their life and work environment. It will be an investment that keeps giving out dividends.

Textbooks: “Chinese Link”, published by Pearson. The books consist of 2 volumes and provides a practical, learner-centered book. This best-selling series introduce and explain grammar points well. Those textbook works for HSK and HSKK only. YCT will use handouts and other online resources.

Additional resources: “Chinese Link” Online. Students can access audio resources, vocabulary review, flashcards, grammar review, listening comprehension activities, reading comprehension, web activities and more. No matter what pace you are at, you can always go online and work the areas you needed.


What is HSK?

HSK is an international standardized Chinese language proficiency test designed for non-native speakers. Lunched by Hanban (Office of Chinese Official Language Council International), HSK assesses test takers’ capabilities in using the Chinese language in daily, academic and professional environment. HSK is a listening, reading and writing test, which consists of six levels: HSK-Level 1 through Level 6.

What is HSKK?

HSKK is a speaking test, independent of HSK. HSKK consists of three levels: HSKK (Elementary), HSKK (Intermediate) and HSKK (Advanced).

What is YCT?

YCT stands for “Youth Chinese Test”, which is a test specifically designed for non-native Chinese learners who are 16 or younger.

Both HSK and HSKK are designed for a wide population, from grade 1 and above. There is some overlap between HSK and YCT. HSK is offered yearly. YCT is offered on irregular yearly schedule. Currently the tests are hosted at the Confusions Institute of the State of Washington.

Why take the test?

According to Confusions Institute of the Washington State, the tests can serve a variety of purposes, including:

  1. A reference for an educational institution’s decision-making concerning recruiting students, assigning students to different classes, allowing students to skip certain courses and giving students academic credits;
  2. A reference for employers’ decision-making concerning the recruitment, training and promotion of test takers;
  3. A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese; and
  4. A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.